These were the words ended it all: "I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of Section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation."
[LIVE BLOG] New dawn for Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns
Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power.
This is what what know at the moment about who will lead Zimbabwe:
1) The speaker of parliament says they're working on legal issues to make sure a new leader is in place by the end of Wednesday.
2) Zanu-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke says Emmerson Mnangagwa "will be in office within 48 hours" and serve the rest of Mugabe's term until the 2018 elections.
3) Zanu-PF legal secretary Patrick Chinamasa will be sworn in as leader by Thursday.