It is not any more news that Mugabe has at long last surrendered as the leader of Zimbabwe after power hold of around 37 years. The following is the means by which the world is responding to his abdication.
Sudanese-British billionaire businessman and chairman of Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mohammed Ibrahim, invited Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s choice to leave following 37 years in office.
He reportedly said
“Robert Mugabe’s overdue departure now gives the people of Zimbabwe the chance to determine their futures.
“It is vital that a proper, fair and transparent process is in place for the next election. Zimbabweans deserve that, and they will rightly demand that.”
According to Zimbabwe army chief General Constantino Chiwenga…
“Against the backdrop of the latest developments in our country, your defence and security services would want to appeal to all Zimbabweans across the political divide to exercise maximum restraint and observe law and order to the fullest,” Chiwenga said at a press briefing.
According to British Prime Minister, Theresa May.
“In recent days we have seen the desire of the Zimbabwean people for free and fair elections and the opportunity to rebuild the country’s economy under a legitimate government,” she said in a statement.
“As Zimbabwe’s oldest friend we will do all we can to support this, working with our international and regional partners to help the country achieve the brighter future it so deserves.”
According to the U.S.
“Tonight marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe.
“We congratulate all Zimbabweans, who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time for change was overdue,” a statement from the U.S. embassy in Harare said on Tuesday.
“Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path. Through that process, the U.S. urges unwavering respect for the rule of law and for established democratic practices.”
“Whatever short-term arrangements the government may establish, the path forward must lead to free, fair and inclusive elections.
“The people of Zimbabwe, free to assemble peacefully without undue interference and to voice their opinions without fear, choose their own leaders.”