Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Image: www.jokpeme.com

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at long last resigned as President of the South African country on Tuesday.

According to parliament Speaker, Jacob Mudenda, the 93-year-old leader sent his resignation letter to the country’s parliament following the commencement of impeachment proceedings. This led to the suspension of the process.

Mugabe who has ruled the country since its independence in 1980 refused to resign on Sunday even after his party, ZANU-PF kicked him out as leader and pressured him to resign.

Mugabe’s trouble started last week when Zimbabwe’s military placed him under house arrest and urged him to resign peacefully.

The military takeover was prompted by Mr. Mugabe’s sacking of his vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, a move seen by many in the military as a purge intended to clear a path of succession for his wife, Grace Mugabe.

Author: Yemi Olarinre