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Mugabe Resigns


FILE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers a live speech to the nation, at State House, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov, 19, 2017. Mugabe baffled the country by ending his address without announcing his resignation.

President Robert Mugabe has resigned.

House Speaker Jacob Mudenda made the announcement while legislators were impeaching him.

Mr. Mugabe said he was resigning as per the provisions of the country’s constitution.

Section 96 of the Zimbabwe Constitution stipulates that “The President may resign his or her office by written notice to the Speaker, who must give public notice of the resignation as soon as it is possible to do so and in any event within twenty-four hours.”

Zanu PF, which was in the process of impeaching Mr. Mugabe, has already picked Mnangagwa to replace the former president.

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