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Scenes of jubilation as Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 00:51

Celebrations break out in Zimbabwe's capital as Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is announced in parliament. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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**EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING** ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday (November 21), shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule. The 93-year old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party. Wild celebrations broke out at a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabe's resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure. The origin of Mugabe's sudden downfall lies in a 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 ZANU-PF's favorite to succeed him, Emmerson Mnangagwa, 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. Mnangagwa, a former security chief known as "The Crocodile", is expected to take over as president.

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Scenes of jubilation as Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 00:51