Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Zimbabwe: Social Media Reacts To Robert Mugabe’s Resignation

Robert Mugabe’s surprise announcement of his resignation Tuesday came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against him in a joint sitting of parliament.

The impeachment proceedings was put in motion yesterday when the President did not announce his resignation in a televised broadcast on Sunday, 19th of November.



The 93 year old President was widely expected to announce his resignation but defied expectations by saying that he would be around to preside over a ruling ZANU-PF party congress next month.

Upon receipt of the resignation letter from Robert Mugabe, the impeachments abruptly came to an end.

A new President, most likely former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, would be sworn in on Wednesday, 22nd of November.

Mr Mugabe, 93, ruled the country for 37 years. He had been under pressure to resign following a surprise military takeover earlier this week.

Here are some of the reactions on social media:

"This is what we've always wanted" – Zimbabwe activist breaks down in tears of joy after Robert Mugabe's resignation https://t.co/D3vYkjVS4i pic.twitter.com/eiPfcVvTEj
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 21, 2017

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after a military coup in everything but name. What is next for Zimbabwe? Despite the celebrations in the country the future looks bleak. pic.twitter.com/marc9Ni1ER
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) November 21, 2017

Out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.This is the proudest moment of the people of zibambwe. ... They couldn't control my tears of joy...seeing "President Robert Mugabe" out of power... #Robertmugabe#Mugabe #MugabeResigns
— Nderui Misheck🇰🇪 @NderuiMisheck November 21, 2017

Robert Mugabe's letter of resignation ends 37 years of rule over Zimbabwe https://t.co/D3vYkkdtsS pic.twitter.com/MdxHJrSyve
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 21, 2017

Reaction as parliament speaker reads Robert Mugabe's resignation letter #MugabeResigns#MugabeHasFallen #RobertMugabe#ZimbabweisFree pic.twitter.com/95FmnUzRb1
— Mikey Mashila (@MikeyMashila) November 21, 2017

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