Press release

Foreign Secretary statement on resignation of Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean’s react to resignation of Robert Mugabe in Harare. Photo: Alan Hood
Zimbabwean’s react to resignation of Robert Mugabe in Harare. Photo: Alan Hood

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

I will not pretend to regret Mugabe’s downfall: but this can now be a turning point, a moment of hope for this beautiful country, full of potential. The immediate priority is to ensure that Zimbabwe has a legitimate government, appointed through free and fair elections in accordance with the constitution.

That’s what the UK wants to see and together, with our international friends and partners in the region, we stand ready to support Zimbabwe in this goal.

Read more about the situation in Zimbabwe.

Published 21 November 2017