My Zimbabwe News has finally sourced the full text resignation letter of former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe in which he claimed that his decision to step down was solely voluntary and that he had come to the idea of resigning because he was concerned about the welfare of Zimbabweans – Whatever that means – (considering he had clung onto power for over 37 years).
21st 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 (NO. 20) 2013.
Following my verbal communication with the Speaker of the National Assembly Advocates Jacob Mudenda, at 1353 Hrs, 21s November, 2017, intimating my intention to resign as the 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 voluntarily 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.
ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE
President of the Republic of Zimbabwe