​Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Has Resigned

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has resigned ending a 37-year rule, parliament speaker has announced.

Wild jubilation broke out among MPs when Speaker Jacob Mudenda informed the house of the decision, following the beginning of impeachment proceedings earlier today.

The motion against Mr Mugabe was supported by his own Zanu-PF party, with Mr Mubenda describing the motion as "unprecedented in the history of post-independence Zimbabwe".

The 93-year-old is the longest serving leader in Africa; he came to power in the 1980s after the civil war that turned the unrecognised white-ruled Rhodesia into the country that's now known as Zimbabwe. Although initially viewed as a Nelson Mandela-style independence figure, he has been criticised by the West for corruption and maintaining power through brutality.

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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