BREAKING NEWS: Mugabe Finally Out

    Mugabe Resigns as the President of Zimbabwe after 37 Years

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    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigned today, 21 November 2017, after 37 years in power. His resignation called an end to the impeachment trial which began as a means of removing him from power.

    Zimbabwe has gone through a turbulent fortnight beginning with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired from office by President Mugabe on 8 November. The military then took control of the country capital, Harare, on 14 November, seizing control of the streets and the headquarters of ruling party, Zanu-PF. Soon after, President Mugabe was placed under house arrest. He communicated with President Jacob Zuma, who relayed confirmation that Mugabe was home and ‘fine.’

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    The following days saw Mugabe refuse to step down as Zimbabwe’s president, despite numerous calls for him to do so. Throughout the process the military denied a coup d’état. Citizens of Zimbabwe vowed to march daily until Mugabe resigned from office.

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    Currently Emmerson Mnangawa is being sworn in as interim president. Citizens have taken to the streets in jubilant celebration of today’s events.

    Article by Tiffany Holland (Instagram )

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