PRESIDENT MUGABE’S LETTER OF RESIGNATION
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 Advocate Jacob Mudenda, at 1353 Hrs, 21st 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 voluntary 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