Tears, joy as social media responds to Robert Mugabe’s resignation

All of the tears of joy, the disbelief and the laughs as people celebrate and react to Mugabe's resignation as Zimbabwean president.

Zimbabweans in the streets of Harare celebrate Mugabe's resignation as president of the troubled country. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Robert Mugabe has formally resigned as Zimbabwe’s president and there have been scenes of jubilation on the streets of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Parliament’s speaker Jacob Mudenda made the announcement just before 6pm.

It was met with loud cheers in Parliament.

Outside on the streets, Zimbabweans holding up flags hugged each other while crying and singing.

People have also taken to social media to celebrate the fall of Zimbabwe’s former leader.