Parliament Statement on Latest Developments in Zimbabwe

Parliament Statement on Latest Developments in Zimbabwe

"As young Africans, we hope the U.S. help preserve some of the lofty ideals of equal representation for Africa on the UN Security Council President Mugabe advocated for", Irbard said.

Mugabe resigned Tuesday following military takeover of government and protests by Zimbabweans for him to resign.

Zimbabweans living in South Africa celebrate after President Robert Mugabe resigns, in Johannesburg, South Africa November 21, 2017.

The new government, the ERC said, must focus on strengthening state institutions such as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the Zimbabwe Republic Police. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Robert Mugabe's resignation yesterday gave Zimbabwe "an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule", and declared Britain stood ready to help.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was recently fired as Mr Mugabe's vice-president, is now expected to take over as the country's leader within 48 hours.

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ZANU-PF recalled Mugabe as party president on Sunday.

The ANC has also praised the Zimbabwean military for its "peaceful" handling of the situation to ensure a "smooth transition", in the wake Mugabe's resignation.

"Mr Mugabe's hands are far from clean and there is clear "reason to believe" that he orchestrated a series of massacres, known as the Gukurahundi, against the Ndebele people in the early 1980s".

Asked if Mugabe and his wife, Grace, should face justice, Johnson says: "That is a decision for the people of Zimbabwe".

Britain wants Zimbabwe to re-join the global community following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.