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Robert Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Robert Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Zimbabwean President Mugabe said he was resigning to allow a smooth and peaceful transfer of power, and that his decision was voluntary. For the country, it is an opportunity to start the new life but will the dream come true?

A political candidate Vimbaishe Musvaburi broke down in tears of joy speaking to the BBC, she said that Zimbabweans are tired of this man, we are so glad Mugabe’s gone.

‘We don’t want him anymore and yes, today, it’s victory,’

added Ms Musvaburi with the tears of joy in her eyes. Driving through Harare, the cheers and the blaring of car horns signalled the end of the Mugabe era.

On Tuesday, the 93-year-old Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe wrote the resignation letter, in which he explained he was stepping down to allow for a peaceful transition. Dictator ruled the country for 37 years, and his presidency began crumbling after the military took control of the country last week. In fact, Zimbabweans are still overwhelmed by the news that old Mugabe has finally stepped down after decades of his ruling, at the same time people are happy with the disappearing Grace Mugabe, the first lady who had her own political ambitions.

The soldiers were fed up with infighting in the ruling Zanu-PF which came to a head when Mugabe sacked his deputy EmmersonMnagagwaapparently to bolster his wife grace’s political ambitions. Zanu-PF party says former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa will succeed Mr Mugabe.

Mr Mnangagwa’s sacking earlier this month triggered a political crisis. As a prominent Zimbabwean opposition politician David Coltart tweeted: “We have removed a tyrant but not yet a tyranny.” A new era starts for Zimbabwe, it is important that the transition of power went without bloodshed. All the political parties have applauded Zimbabweans for that wise move.