In Pictures: Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrate Mugabe’s fall from grace

Zimbabwe's members of parliament celebrate after Mugabe's resignation on November 21, 2017 in Harare. Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on November 21, 2017 swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93, who has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

HARARE – Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Tuesday as news spread that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after 37 years in power.

The announcement came after days of building pressure on the 93-year-old authoritarian leader, who was feared by many of his citizens through his long and often repressive rule.

After a week of political turmoil, Zimbabweans reacted with shock and unfettered joy.

Massive crowds gathered within minutes of the shock announcement to parliament.


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