The Heat: The resignation of Mugabe and future of Zimbabwe

The Heat

FILE – In this Friday, April, 18, 2008 file photo President Robert Mugabe waits to deliver his speech during the 28th Independence Celebrations in Harare. Zimbabwe’s Parliament erupted in cheers Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after the speaker announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

Robert Mugabe, the man who led Zimbabwe for the last 37 years, has stepped down as the country’s president.

Mugabe had refused to give up his office after a military intervention last week led to his house arrest. And after days of protest, impeachment proceedings were underway in parliament.

But as news broke of his surprise resignation, there were scenes of jubilation across the capital, Harare. Now, as the world’s oldest leader gives up power, what’s next for Zimbabwe?

CGTN’s Farai Mwakutuya reports.

To discuss the events that lead up to Mugabe’s resignation and the future of Zimbabwe:

    • Bright Matonga, former Deputy Minister of Information and former Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe
    • Emira Woods, associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies
    • Joseph Ochieno, writer and commentator on African affairs
    • Nii Akuetteh, an expert on Africa and is the Executive Director of the African Immigrant Caucus