Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s Choopies was destroyed in Mutare as people celebrated the news that Robert Mugabe had resigned as President of Zimbabwe.
The news of Mugabe’s resignation was announced by speaker of parliament, Jacob Mudenda as he was presiding over Mugabe’s impeachment. He was interrupted by Justice Minister Happyton Bonyongwe who came carrying a letter.
Mudenda then asked the MPs to excuse him before announcing that the letter had come from Mugabe. Mugabe’s letter read:
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My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of people in Zimbabwe and my desires to see a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transfer of power.
Kindly give public notice of my resignation as soon as possible as required by the constitution.
Yours faithfully, Mugabe.
The reading of the letter triggered celebrations all over the country.
Phelekezela Mphoko was the vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and former secretary of the Zanu-PF party. Mphoko was appointed to this position by Robert Mugabe on 10 December 2014. The other vice president appointed at the same time as him is Emmerson Mnangagwa.... Read More About Phelekezela Mphoko
Jacob Francis Mudenda is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zanu-PF party. He is the Speaker of Parliament after the 31st July 2018 elections in which his party, the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF), led by Emmerson Mnangagwa, is... Read More About Jacob Mudenda
Happyton Bonyongwe is a lawyer and the former Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. He took over from Emmerson Mnangagwa after being appointed in a cabinet reshuffle on 9 October 2017. Before his appointment he was the director general of the Zimbabwean intelligence agency,... Read More About Happyton Bonyongwe