Thursday, November 23, 2017

FULL TEXT: Mugabe’s resignation letter



President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter was read out by Zimbabwe parliamentary Speaker Jacob Mudenda to lawmakers gathered at a conference centre in Harare to discuss an impeachment motion on Tuesday.

Below is a transcript of Mugabe's letter of resignation, as it was read by Mudenda:
It read:

State House

Harare

Zimbabwe

21 November 2017

The Honourable Jacob Mudenda

Notice of resignation as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

In terms of the provisions of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe, amendment number 20, 2013.

Following my verbal communication with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda at 13:53 hours, 21st November, 2017 intimating my intention to resign as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect.

My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire to ensure a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transfer of power that underpins national security, peace and stability.

Kindly give public notice of my resignation as soon as possible as required by section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe.

Yours faithfully,


Robert Gabriel Mugabe President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Mr. Robert Gsbriel Mugabe for invoking article #John18vs14. God bless your later days for this kind gesture saving the unity of Zimbabwe and unburdening us Africa bearing a load your action just averted us from. Thanks😍!

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