Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns as president

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns as president

BBC News

A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports.
The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him.

Mr. Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests.

He has been in power since independence in 1980. Mr Mugabe has won elections, but over the past 15 years these have been marred by violence against political opponents.
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Video: Robert Mugabe Resigns
BBC News


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Video: Celebrations in Zimbabwe as Mugabe resigns
SABC News -Johannesburg

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Video: South Africa Parliament
President Robert Mugabe has resigned via letter, speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament says, halting impeachment debate.

DA and EFF going head to head in Parliament regarding Asylum for Robert Mugabe who resigned after 37 years in power Zimbabwe.

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Timeline
Mugabe previously led Zimbabwe as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017.

2nd President of Zimbabwe
December 31, 1987 – November 21, 2017

13th Chairperson of the African Union
January 30, 2015 – January 30, 2016

1st Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
April 18, 1980 – December 31, 1987

Leader of the ZANU–PF Party
Zimbabwe African National Union 1975–1987

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Mugabe may be the most educated president in the world

ACADEMIC DEGREES:
1. Bachelor of Arts (History and English) (BA) degree from the University of Fort Hare -South Africa (1951)
2. Bachelor of Administration (B.Admin) from University of South Africa
3. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) from the University of South Africa
4. Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Economics from University of London
5. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of London
6. Master of Laws (LL.M) from University of London
7. Master of Science (MSc.) in Economics from University of London

The two law degrees were earned while he was in prison (between 1964 and 1975) and the MSc while leading the Zimbabwe government after independence.

HONORARY DEGREES:
1. Honorary LLD degree from Ahmadou Bello University (Nigeria)
2. Honorary LLD degree from Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia)
3. Honorary LLD degree from University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
4. Honorary LLD degree from St. Augustine’s University (Tanzania)
5. Honorary LLD degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
6. Honorary LLD degree from Solusi University (Zimbabwe)
7. Honorary D.Litt. degree from Africa University (Zimbabwe)
8. Honorary D.Civil Laws degree from University of Mauritius (Mauritius)
9. HonoraryPage on d.com. degree from For Hare University (South Africa)
10. Honorary D.Tech. degree from National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe)
11. Honorary D.Phil (African Heritage and Philosophy) degree from Great Zimbabwe University (Zimbabwe)

REVOKED HONORARY DEGREES:
1. Honorary LLD degree from University of Edinburgh (1994), which was however revoked in June 2007.
2. Honorary LLD degree from University of Massachusetts (1986), which was also revoked in June 2008.
3. Honorary LLD degree from Michigan State University (1990), and was revoked on 12 September 2008.
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Video: Ian Douglas Smith served as Prime Minister of Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) from 1964 to 1979.
Speaks about black African rule of what is now Zimbabwe


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Video: Ian Douglas Smith – Prime Minister of Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) on transition to majority black African rule

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Video: Rhodesia -white army and the new Zimbabwe army 1977

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Video: Goodbye Rhodesia – 1979

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Video: Prime Minister Ian Smith closes the last session of all white parliament in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) 1979

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Video: Robert Mugabe’s 1980 victory in Zimbabwe

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Video: Zimbabwe – Prime Minister Robert Mugabe 1981

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Video: Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe 2011

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Video: Robert Mugabe’s Speech At The 2017 UN General Assembly

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Bob Marley – Zimbabwe

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