FULL TEXT: Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter

Nelson Bwire Kapo

Nelson Bwire Kapo

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President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter could have become the best words that Zimbabwe has ever heard, after those of his assumption of power 37 years ago.

“This is a historic moment, we thank our God for this is the best time ever in my life in Zimbabwe,” one of the people on the streets as quoted by CNN said.

But what did Mugabe write in his resignation letter?

State House

Harare Zimbabwe

21 November 2017

The Honourable Jacob Mudenda,

Notice of resignation as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

In terms of the provisions of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe, amendment number 20, 2013. Following my verbal communication with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda at 13:53 hours, 21st November, 2017 intimating my intention to resign as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect.

My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire to ensure a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transfer of power that underpins national security, peace and stability. Kindly give public notice of my resignation as soon as possible as required by section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe. Yours faithfully, Robert Gabriel Mugabe President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

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