Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe Steps Down

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CNN is reporting embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe,93, has stepped down. After 37 years as “autocratic” leader of Zimbabwe, Mugabe conceded to the demands of a military takeover that he step down.

CNN’s Davic McKenzie, Angela Dewan and Brent Swails wrote:

“As the Speaker read out a letter from Mugabe, lawmakers broke out in thunderous applause and cheers. In the streets outside, crowds erupted in rapturous celebrations, dancing and cheering in joy some raising their fists and waving Zimbabwean flags.”

In his resignation letter, Mugabe insisted that his resignation was voluntary.

This story is developing.

Read more at CNN.com.

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