On this day, 23rd July 2016, there was political unrest in Zimbabwe of which thousands of Zimbabweans protested against the government of Robert Mugabe. The people accused the government of a poor public service, government repression, high levels of unemployment, corruption being the order of the day, and a delay in civil servants receiving their salaries.
A national strike, named “stay-away day” begun on 6th July and series of protests took place across the country and the diaspora.
President Robert Mugabe leader of the government at that time, blamed western governments for orchestrating the protests and series of unrest in and outside the country.
In November 21st, President Mugabe presented a letter to parliament indicating his resignation after the military take over on the 15th that same month.