Robert Mugabe Resigns
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned, ending almost four decades of ruling of the country. His resignation was announced on November 21 by Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda during a joint sitting of Senate and National Assembly that was debating his impeachment motion.
In his resignation letter Mugabe said: “My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern with the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire to ensure a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transition of power that underpins national security, peace and stability.”
Mugabe, 93, is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who led his country as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as President from 1987 to 2017. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the Zanu-patriotic Front (ZANUPF), from 1980 to 2017.