Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has finally resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.
NAIJ.com gathered that the surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against Mugabe in a joint sitting of parliament.
CNN reported that when the news of Mugabe's resignation broke, crowds in the streets of Harare broke out in rapturous celebrations, raising their fists and waving Zimbabweans flags to mark the historic moment.
According to Reuters, the letter from Mugabe said the decision was voluntary.
Lawmakers were also reported to have broke out in thunderous applause and cheers s Mugabe's letter was read out in Parliament.
With the resignation of Mugabe, an era has ended in Zimbabwe.
NAIJ.com also reports that Mugabe is the only leader the nation has known since it achieved independence from Britain in 1980.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe in an address to the nation vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down.
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