The speaker of parliament in Zimbabwe on Tuesday confirmed that Robert Mugabe had resigned as president of that country amid impeachment proceedings against him in Parliament in Harare.
Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe, swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover https://t.co/N4nJLOeGT6 pic.twitter.com/I8lGK1eAAl— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 21, 2017
Mugabe was the head of state of Zimbabwe for 37 years. Social media has been buzzing since the announcement as celebrations kick off in Zimbabwe and messages of support swarm social media platforms.
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I can't describe the feeling of being in Harare right now.— Mathanda (@MathandaNcube) November 21, 2017
Christmas has nothing on this. Harare has gone totally berserk.
MUGABE RESIGNS. FINALLY.@TheStar_news @ReporterStar pic.twitter.com/rhQpQg7KV3
Celebrations have started in Zimbabwe after the announcement of Robert Mugabe's resignation. #MugabeResigns #Mugabe #Zimbabwe #RobertMugabe #ZimbabweCoup #Harare @MarthaKavata pic.twitter.com/CvQ1GXXEf1— Oscar Alochi (@papafavour) November 21, 2017
MPs reaction to Mugabe resignation pic.twitter.com/EN9weQ3sFB— Open Parly ZW (@OpenParlyZw) November 21, 2017
View from the peanut gallery at Mugabe's impeachment pic.twitter.com/9HsyvuXtQA— Erin Conway-Smith (@ejcs) November 21, 2017
This is a developing story.