BREAKING: Wild Jubilations In Zimbabwe As President Robert Mugabe Resigns

Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, has resigned as president on Tuesday, the speaker of parliament has announced.

This was shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against Mugabe.

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The speaker read out a letter in which Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and the need for a peaceful transfer of power.”

Lawmakers erupted into cheers, and jubilant residents poured into the streets of Harare, the capital.

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It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation for Mugabe, 93, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

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