Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation. (AP Photo)
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation. (AP Photo)

WATCH: Jubilation as Mugabe falls

By Tribune Reporter Time of article published Nov 21, 2017

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DURBAN - AFTER 37 years in power, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has resigned as the first citizen of the Southern African country.

Mugabe has come under pressure in the past few weeks after he fired former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. 

As news of his resignation was confirmed from the Zimbabwean Parliament late on Tuesday, the news went viral just after 5.30pm.

Back in Harare, jubilant citizens took the streets to celebrate Mugabe’s fall, with some hooting with their cars in celebration. 

Meanwhile, in Harare, the streets of Harare imploded into wild honking, cheering and singing after it was announced that Mugabe has resigned. Mugabe said he is resigning immediately and voluntarily in order to have a "smooth transfer of power" after 37 years in charge.

On social media, memes were used to celebrate Mugabe’s fall - with some using Mugabe’s actual fall to capture the moment. 

 Mugabe falls

The moment Mugabe’s resignation was announced

Wild celebrations in Harare

Excitement and joy from Zimbabwean citizens. The feeling of freedom has arrived. #MugabeResigns #RobertMugabe #MugabeHasFallen pic.twitter.com/N7Ceb13Wqp

— Mikey Mashila (@MikeyMashila) November 21, 2017

Bye Bob

Joy In Zimbabwe

Harare gridlocked

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

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