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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Joy In The Streets As Zimbabwe's Dictator Finally Ends His 37-Year Rule After Ousted Vice President 'The Crocodile' Warned Him To quit

Mugabe had been accused of allowing his wife Grace, 52, to 'usurp' power and of being too old to rule. It is not clear what will now happen to his loathed wife, dubbed Gucci Grace for her lavish spending

Dictator Robert Mugabe has finally resigned today, ending his 37-year rule of Zimbabwe after the country's ousted vice president - dubbed 'The Crocodile' - ordered him to quit.
Zimbabwe's parliament erupted in wild celebrations as the announcement was made that the 93-year-old had resigned 'with immediate effect'. 
Zanu-PF officials said former vice president Emmerson 'The Crocodile' Mnangagwa would take over. The Parliament's leader said he was working on legal issues to appoint a new president within 48 hours.  

Members of the military, whose march in Harare last week singalled the beginning of the end for Mugabe, watch as people celebrate upon hearing the news that he has resigned Mugabe had been accused of allowing his wife Grace, 52, to 'usurp' power and of being too old to rule. It is not clear what will now happen to his loathed wife, dubbed Gucci Grace for her lavish spending, who has not been seen since she and her husband were held under house arrest last week.
It is thought Mugabe has spent considerable time thrashing out immunity for him and his family.  

There were scenes of jubilation on the streets as the world's oldest head of state caved in to pressure and ended a near four decades grip on power defined by brutality and economic collapse. Whites and blacks united in joy as cars honked their horns, flags flew and lorries full of revellers roared through the streets. 
The origin of Mugabe's sudden downfall lies in rivalry between members of Zimbabwe's ruling elite over who will succeed him, rather than popular protests against his rule.
The army seized power after Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa, the ruling party's favourite to succeed him, to smooth a path to the presidency for his wife. It comes after Mnangagwa warned Mugabe to respect public opinion and step down after claiming there was a plot to 'eliminate' him.
There were scenes of celebration on the streets of Harare as the world's oldest head of state caved in to pressure and ended a near four decades grip on power defined by brutality and economic collapse
'I am hoping for a new Zimbabwe ruled by the people and not by one person.
'We need leaders who are selected by the people and not rulers. I am looking forward to get a job after our economy recovers.'
Massive crowds gathered within minutes of the shock announcement to parliament.
Men were breakdancing, women were singing and children were in tears, all brandishing national flags and praising General Constantino Chiwenga - the man who led the army takeover - as the news began to sink in.
'It's shocking, that guy is powerful, very powerful,' said Barber Wright Chirombe, one of those who joined the euphoric street celebrations. 
Some people held posters of Zimbabwean army chief General Constantino Chiwenga and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking this month triggered the military takeover that forced Mugabe to resign.
Mugabe is the only leader Zimbabwe has known since a guerrilla struggle ended white-minority rule in the former Rhodesia.
During his reign, he took the once-rich country to economic ruin and kept his grip on power through repression of opponents, although he styled himself as the Grand Man of African politics and kept the admiration of many people across Africa.
The army seized power after Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa, ZANU-PF's favourite to succeed him, to smooth a path to the presidency for his wife Grace, 52, known to her critics as 'Gucci Grace' for her reputed fondness for luxury shopping.
But Mugabe refused to resign, prompting the impeachment procedure which would have been the only legal was to force him out.


While Mugabe is still popular among Zimbabweans, the population had become increasingly concerned that his much-loathed wife Grace was preparing to take over. The announcement that he had resigned was met with wild celebrations 

Via - Dailymail

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