There were scenes of jubilation in the streets of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital since the news that President Robert Mugabe has resigned after 37 years in power broke.
Senior Journalist at Alpha Media Holdings, Paidomoyo Muzulu says it has been a very busy week in Zimbabwe since the army tanks rolled into Harare city centre and took over state affairs.
According to sources Mugabe was negotiating guarantees for some of his right hand men who stood by him during his tenure, the likes of Jonathan Moyo, says Muzulu.
This is the reason why Mugabe did not resign when his party Zanu-PF rejected him on Sunday.
This is what I heard from my reliable sources that the major hold up was on what guarantees were to be given to his top loyalist, Jonathan Moyo who had taking refuge at his private home in Harare.— Paidomoyo Muzulu, Senior journalist at Alpha Media Holdings
We think it had to do with him trying to get safety for some of his lieutenants who stood by him until the last hour.— Paidomoyo Muzulu, Senior journalist at Alpha Media Holdings
Deputy President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Advocate Nelson Chamisa says Mugabe's resignation came as a shock because just hours before the letter came, he was adamant that he is not going anywhere.
Chamisa says before the Parliamentary debates Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament but that did not deter them nor stop the proceedings.
We were so determined because we made a resolution that we are going to impeach him.— Advocate Nelson Chamisa, Deputy President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
Our impeachment of him as a dictator is a first step in the accomplishment of removing the entire system because we realised that yes the the lion is gone but the cubs are still there.— Advocate Nelson Chamisa, Deputy President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
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