Parliament Statement on Latest Developments in Zimbabwe:
The Presiding Officers of the South African Parliament note the decision of Mr. Robert Mugabe to tender his resignation as President of Zimbabwe. This should assist with the peaceful transition to a new leadership.
We also commend the restraint displayed by key institutions and ordinary citizens of Zimbabwe in what could have degenerated into an increasingly tense, protracted and troubled situation. As Zimbabweans chart the way forward, we pledge our ongoing support for democracy and development in their country. These are issues we have championed with other Parliaments in the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum and at other parliamentary platforms.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: The Parliament.