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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Statement On Resignation Of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

November 21, 2017
Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of 37-year Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

“The news of President Mugabe’s resignation after a week of political uncertainty that included a military takeover and possible impeachment has led the people of Zimbabwe to rejoice. Now that President Mugabe has stepped down, I hope to see the country rapidly return to civilian rule in accordance with Zimbabwe’s constitution. Ultimately, Robert Mugabe’s downfall and the response of the people of Zimbabwe highlights that a country cannot be kept hostage to unwanted leadership. Eventually, the will of the people prevails.”