Africa World Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe ‘resigns’ By admin Posted on January 31, 2018 46 second read 0 0 71 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says. A letter from Mr Mugabe said the decision was voluntary, Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against Mr Mugabe in a joint sitting of parliament. 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.