Scenes on the streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

by Greg Murphy

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned from office this afternoon.

Zimbabwe’s parliament erupted in cheers as the speaker announced the resignation of Mugabe.

The speaker stopped impeachment proceedings to say they had received a letter from Mr Mugabe confirming the resignation "with immediate effect".

It is an extraordinary end for the world’s oldest head of state after 37 years in power.

Crowds gathered in celebration as the news spread like wildfire across the capital, Harare.

Cars began honking horns and people cheered in the streets.

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