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Reign ends for Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93

Resignation comes after 37-year rule; impeachment proceedings had started

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published November 22, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Zimbabweans celebrate Tuesday in Harare at news of President Robert Mugabe’s resignation.

Jacob Mudenda, Zimbabwe’s speaker of the parliament, reads a resignation letter from President Robert Mugabe during Tuesday’s session in Harare, the c...

In this Friday Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare.

Robert Mugabe's nearly four-decade reign as the strongman of Zimbabwe ended Tuesday, when he submitted a letter of resignation to Parliament shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him.

Jacob Mudenda, Zimbabwe’s speaker of the parliament, reads a resignation letter from President Robert Mugabe during Tuesday’s session in Harare, the c...

In this Friday Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare.

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