Zimbabwe’s long-ruling president, Robert Mugabe, tendered his resignation to speaker of parliament Jacob Mudenda on Tuesday, minutes before MPs were to vote on his impeachment, leaving the country without a leader. It is understood that Mugabe has already left the country, presumably for the Far East. He has often visited Singapore and Malaysia for health checks. He had recently sacked one of his vice-presidents, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who then fled to SA, while his other deputy, Phekezela Mphoko, left the country with a number of close Mugabe allies after the army had taken control. The resignation marked an end to Mugabe’s 37-year rule, and sparked wild celebrations in Harare’s streets. They continued late into the night as Zimbabweans rejoiced at his departure, after he had for several days refused to step down. Parliament had started impeaching Mugabe on Tuesday when the resignation was tendered to Mudenda. Monica Mutsvangwa, Zanu-PF senator and wife of war veterans leader Chris Mu...

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