Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe ‘resigns’

Mugabe was President of Zimbabwe since 1980

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports.

The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him.

Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets.

Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests.

He has been in power since independence in 1980.

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22 Comments

  1. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    November 25, 2017

    What I have to say about Mugabe is, at 93 years he should have stepped down a long time ago. I heard he wanted his 53 year old wife to be President.
    At least there was no uprising and bloodshed in Zimbabwe. The radical Dominicans who love to protest should take note and learn from this.
    I hope that the new president whom I understood was the fired deputy president will do a better job. You know, a new broom always sweeps clean for a while. We will hear more.

  2. RastarMarn
    November 24, 2017

    Allyou can say what allyou want But that’s how Dictators have to be dealt with when all seems to be at a loss, and those Dictators appear to want their administration to rule into perpetuity, and to make even their wives or children their successors,,,

    Political discourse when the heads of state appear to not be listening to the Masses, calls for a show of force by the appropriate measures, and by any means necessary,,,

    All these development in the political area still doesn’t give Dominicans a clue of how to handle Bizniss???

  3. Fun&Frolic
    November 23, 2017

    I am not holding my breath. Nothing has changed in Zimbabwe. The same brutal kleptocracy is still in power. The only difference facing the people is that their options have changed from being bitten by the mamba to being eaten by the crocodile. The outcome for dissent and opposition will still be the same, if not worse.

  4. lost my job.
    November 22, 2017

    EXpatat go to hexxxxxxxxxxx !!!!!! why dont u do something about it?

  5. Lisad
    November 22, 2017

    The majority of Dominicans still love their PM so sit at all you computers and talk …..

  6. John Jay
    November 22, 2017

    He & his wife should be taken to trial for destroying his own people who helped to be in this position.

  7. John Jay
    November 22, 2017

    Well hope that he is watching learn from it, get out of that sh*t because his same supporters , parliamentarians and the people can put you up and destroy you quickly .
    So the Rt Hon Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit please learn from this. The army took him down so yours the Police can destroy you even tha though you put them their to your work.

  8. Dominica
    November 22, 2017

    If PM goes who going to come Lennox Linton
    You guys are like Isreal god was leading them but they wanted a king
    And they got Saul
    Be careful what we ask for

  9. Han
    November 21, 2017

    I predict just like the army took up positions on the streets of the Zimbabwean capital to remove this cancer Mugabe- so will the regional arm forces of the Caribbean be on the streets of Roseau to remove Skerrit and his gang in a few years-time will tell. They will be back in Roseau soon and not for hurricane relief…….

    • Man bites Dogs
      November 23, 2017

      Han,You want to see a brain surgeon for he/she can try working on that calabash head of yours.

  10. Ross student
    November 21, 2017

    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!!!!!

    • snooks
      November 28, 2017

      your dam fool what the diabe ross student????????????? you illiterate frick

  11. Real Truth
    November 21, 2017

    Whether my wonderful PM and others know it or not,…….. Hurricane Maria and the Grace of God has already moved this government,…..just waiting to see where they are going to drop!……

  12. Shaka Zulu
    November 21, 2017

    Roosevelt Mugabe Skerrit still running Dominica. They will drag the whole country wirh thier self serving style og Government. I don’t remember anytime a military took over a government anywhere especially in Africa and there was not massacre. Kudos to Zimbabwe i think you guys did it right this time. Now comes the hard part, peaceful transition and progressive governing.

  13. Paul Rossnof
    November 21, 2017

    One down and one more to go!

    • Me-Aloe
      November 21, 2017

      Who is the one more….YOU?

    • viewsexpressed
      November 22, 2017

      Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss….Skerrrit must Go….Just Go… Get out. You are a liability to our Country.
      Mugabe Gone in disgrace….Skerrit Must Go, he is a disgrace. Two failed country leaders.

      • November 23, 2017

        I think after hurricane maria you guys are the next disgrace to the country posting all that hate & filth about you all country impossible you people cannot be Dominican.

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      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        November 25, 2017

        As if tomorrow belongs to you. You may go before him.

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  14. Dowad
    November 21, 2017

    It is so refreshing to hear that this kleptocrap has finally given the people a chance.
    Skerit, it’s your turn now. Do the right thing give Dominica a chance to succeed, you are an obstacle in the way. You have brought more hardship unto this country than all the natural disasters combined.

  15. Anonymous
    November 21, 2017

    Now it’s Skerrit’s turn. Can’t wait!

    • Expat
      November 21, 2017

      If you cannot wait, do something about it.

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