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Live Reporting

By David Molloy, Emma Owen, Farouk Chothia and Dickens Olewe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Robert Mugabe in one minute

    How will Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, be remembered by his countrymen and people across Africa?

    Watch this BBC video to find out:

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    Video caption: How will he be remembered?
  2. Mugabe in quotes

    President Robert Mugabe looks on during a rally marking Zimbabwe"s 32nd independence anniversary celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe April 18, 2012.
    Image caption: Robert Mugabe ruled the ex-British colony since independence in 1980

    Until the military takeover of last Wednesday, many people had expected President Robert Mugabe to remain in office until he died.

    In 2008, he said:

    Quote Message: Only God who appointed me will remove me - not the MDC [opposition], not the British."

    And in 2014, he said:

    Quote Message: Some are saying 'Mr Mugabe is old, so he should step down'... No! When my time comes, I will tell you."
  3. 'A better Zimbabwe for my daughter'

    A journalist has shared a picture of a woman cheering following President Robert Mugabe's resignation.

    She expects a brighter future for her daughter:

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  4. A Mugabe movie called Robert

    Many Zimbabweans have taken to social media to show how they are celebrating the end of Robert Mugabe's presidency.

    They are waving down traffic with their flags and dancing:

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    Others have started imagining a Mugabe movie called ROBERT, starring American actor Don Cheadle:

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  5. UK welcomes Mugabe's resignation

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May says the resignation of President Robert Mugabe gives Zimbabwe an "an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule".

    In a statement, she added:

    Quote Message: In recent days we have seen the desire of the Zimbabwean people for free and fair elections and the opportunity to rebuild the country's economy under a legitimate government.
    Quote Message: As Zimbabwe's oldest friend we will do all we can to support this, working with our international and regional partners to help the country achieve the brighter future it so deserves."
    Robert Mugabe Resigns As President of Zimbabwe British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher shaking hands with Zimbabwe Prime Minister Robert Mugabe outside 10 Downing Street, London, May 9th 1980.
    Image caption: Robert Mugabe took power when Margaret Thatcher was UK prime minister
  6. 'Happy, happy, happy'

    Ecstatic Zimbabweans are not holding back to express their joy following the news that President Robert Mugabe, 93, has resigned.

    One of them has told a journalist covering the event that he is "happy,happy,happy":

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  7. Mugabe escapes impeachment

    Zimbabwe's Ptesident Robert Mugabe resigned in disgrace, after his party and the army turned against him.

    He sent a letter to parliament, preempting moves to impeach him.

    Robert Mugabe
  8. Children on army tanks join celebrations

    A journalist in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, has shared a picture of children on top of an army tank, holding the Zimbabwean flag.

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  9. 'Historic moment' - US embassy

    The US embassy in Zimbabwe has called President Robert Mugabe's resignation "historic", saying it is an opportunity for the nation to "set itself on a new path" that will lead to free and fair elections.

    The US was a fierce critic of Mugabe, accusing him of being repressive and ruining the economy through a controversial land reform programme.

    This file photo taken on January 18, 2010 shows Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe giving a speech during the burial of Sunny Ntombiyelanga Takawira, wife of the late vice president of the Zimbabwe African National Union, Leopold Takawira, in Harare at the National Heroes Acre. Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on November 21, 2017
    Image caption: Mr Mugabe, 93, was the world's oldest ruler
  10. 'Army tanks leaving capital'

    Army tanks are moving out of the city centre in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, a website which keeps a close on political developments in the southern African state has tweeted:

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    The military took power in Zimbabwe last Wednesday, setting off the extraordinary chain of events which led to President Robert Mugabe's resignation.

    Read: Mugabe: Hero or villain?

  11. 'Tyrant out, tyranny not yet'

    Prominent Zimbabwean opposition politician David Coltart is celebrating the end of President Robert Mugabe's rule, but is worried about what comes next:

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  12. 'From liberator to dictator'

    South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance has welcomed President Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power, saying a "liberator" had turned into a "dictator.

    Its statement read:

    Quote Message: This is a victory for the people of Zimbabwe who have suffered greatly under the latter years of Mugabe's reign. The story of Robert Mugabe is not a unique one, and is all too familiar on our continent.
    Quote Message: A once liberator of his people, Mugabe brought division, instability, and economic ruin to Zimbabwe as he made the unfortunate transition from liberator to dictator."
    1976: Robert Mugabe
    Image caption: Robert Mugabe fought for Zimbabwe's independence from minority rule
  13. BreakingNew president 'by tomorrow'

    The speaker of Zimbabwe's parliament says a new leader will be in office by the end of Wednesday, Reuters news agency reports.

    Jacob Mudenda said he was dealing with legal issues to ensure that the vacuum left by President Robert Mugabe's resignation was filled, Reuters added.

  14. When the news broke

    The BBC's Fergal Keane, who was in the hotel where Zimbabwean lawmakers had gathered to discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe, has tweeted the reaction of one woman after the story of his resignation broke:

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  15. Mugabe: From war hero to resignation

    Here's a BBC video charting the life of the man who dominated Zimbabwean politics for at least four decades:

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    Video caption: Robert Mugabe: From war hero to resignation as president
  16. Song, dance and honks

    A journalist has shared a video from downtown Harare, Zimbawe's capital, where the atmosphere is electric.

    People are singing and dancing while passing cars are blaring their horns.

    A military tank is nearby, and some are thanking the army for the pivotal role it played in forcing their commander-in-chief, President Robert Mugabe, out of office.

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  17. Jubilation among MPs

    Here's another video of the extraordinary scenes in Zimbabwe's parliament after the speaker announced that President Robert Mugabe had sent a letter of resignation:

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