Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of ruleBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. The 93-year-old Mugabe had clung on for a week after an army takeover. Wild celebrations broke out at a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda read out Mugabe’s brief resignation letter and suspended the impeachment procedure.



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