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    Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncerta… Read More
    Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncertain as it is hopeful. Read Less
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Mugabe's Fall,The Day After
On the 21st of November, around 5 pm, Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncertain as it is hopeful. The 93-year-old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, which also told him to leave power. "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation... with immediate effect," said parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda, reading the letter.

The bombshell news was delivered to a special joint session of parliament. People danced and car horns blared on the streets of Harare at the news that the era of Mugabe - who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 - was finally over.

The day, after I decided to ask people in the streets what they feel about it and what they expect for the close future. Here is what I heard!
The army had a central role in Mugabe's resignment. A "non-coup" coup did precipitate this transition. But the most important lies in the fact that no blood has been spilled on Harare's ground. The key difference this time was that the aims of the demonstrators and the military - he removal of Mugabe - were aligned.
Mugabe’s fall will reverberate across a continent where hundreds of millions of people still suffer the excesses of authoritarian rulers, are denied justice by corrupt or incompetent officials, and struggle to hold even elected governments to account.
Briggs Bomba brought his sons to the Africa unity Square this afternoon, to enjoy the celebration with his family. they know that Robert Mugabe resigns from the presidency but they are not sure who is gonna take over. They are just happy to see her father so enthusiastic about this new situation.
In Africa Unity Square, in the center of Harare, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate Democracy. Music and prayers rhythms this special day: Hang in the wind, like Tibetan flags, the prayers will fly all over the country to protect the nation from another danger.
In Africa Unity Square, in the center of Harare, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate Democracy. Music and prayers rhythms this special day: Hang in the wind, like Tibetan flags, the prayers will fly all over the country to protect the nation from another danger.
Enock is sure that, even if « the economy needs to get back on track and cash to flow », most of the Zimbabwean people that left the country during the last 20 years are gonna come back Home now. An idea that makes him the happiest. 
Reverend Augustine Dizara, servicing at the Anglican Church next to African unity square said « Zimbabwe did the first step to recovery, now we need to get together and work harder ».
« I just want things to get back the way they were » says Tinashe Gweshe, 28 years old. « you see that hotel behind, I use to go their with my parents for breakfast in the 90’s. It didn’t matter how much it costs, we were just enjoying our time. Now it’s just an empty hotel dedicated to the Elite »
Luvuyo is a local photographer. After getting divorced, he lost everything, even his camera. Today, nothing of that matters. Not having Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace around anymore is a « big relief » for him. Now « things gonna get back to normal, even if it’s gonna take time. »
Ecstatic, The Newsday in his hands, Archbold Mutunhu expects a lot from this new Era. He hopes that lots of investors will be more confident to invest in Zimbabwe and bring stability to the local economy.
Plaxedes came to town today to give company to her friend that selling clothes in front of the mall. She is quite perplexed about this new situation: « Even if it is what our people were expecting since a long time, the policy is gonna stay the same, the mighty people behind are gonna stay the same. Only one face is gonna change, the one of the president! »
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Takunda Murapa and Augustine Chikuna were just coming back from a shooting in the concrete jungle of Harare. They are very skeptical about the outcome of what they consider a « coup ». For them, Mugabe or Mnangagwa, it comes to the same situation where you have to choose between Hitler or Mussolini!»
Mr Ginger is a barber since the last 10 years now. In this small underground arcade, he spent a lot of time speaking about the political situation of his country with his clients. « Sometimes you need to cut off this head of the dragon » he said. We did now and the rest is History. »
"I pray for the restoration of the economy, love, peace, unity and everlasting happiness to every citizen of Zimbabwe - [regardless] of color or origin," said Phelekezela. "We Hope for the best but are prepared for the worst!" He concluded.
“We are still unable to get money from the banks and people still don’t have jobs, said Bright Jesinawo, who runs a mobile money agency business in Harare. “The new president has to sober up and change things from the way Mugabe was handling it.Mugabe was only concerned about himself and consolidating his power but we hope this will change.”
For those men who lives in the streets, they will be no new era.
Already out of the society, the « big change that is coming is not gonna have any affect one us ». « At the end, We will still not find any job here, in Harare» conclude one of them.
Stewart grew up in Zimbabwe but now lives In South Africa. He came specially in Harare to cover the confusing situation. « Now that Mnangagwa is gonna be vested as president this coming friday, the most important for the opposition is to make the general election next year happening. That is the only way Zimbabwe will be definitely out of that situation. »
« It sounds like a duck, it swims like a duck, what do you think it is? » ironically said Tan, speaking about the « non-coup » coup. He is convinced that everything has been set up for the transition to be done in the best dispositions for the army. « The only thing that I know now is that I don’t know. Time will tell! »