It has finally happened. The dictator Robert Mugabe has fallen. After days of uncertainty following an ambiguous coup, he finally bowed to pressure from his former allies and ordinary Zimbabweans. In his resignation letter, Mugabe tried to depict his decision to step down as voluntary, a generous gesture to allow for a smooth transfer of power. The announcement halted impeachment proceedings that had already been launched against him by parliament. It’s a huge moment for Zimbabweans who have yearned for change. It’s also significant news to Africans who are hungry for democracy.