WATCH: The moment president Robert Mugabe's resignation letter is read

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as head of state on Tuesday afternoon, bringing an end to his 37-year reign. 

The news was delivered by the speaker of parliament to a special joint session of the assembly, which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93. Watch. 

Mugabe has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980. 


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