Car horns blared and cheering crowds waving the national flag thronged the streets of Zimbabwe's capital.
After a week of political turmoil, Zimbabweans reacted with shock, disbelief and delight at news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after 37 years in power.
The announcement of Mugabe's resignation had come after days of mounting pressure on the 93-year-old leader, whose long and authoritarian rule made many citizens fearful of him.
On Tuesday, after the news broke, car horns blared and cheering crowds, waving the national flag, thronged the streets of Zimbabwe's capital Harare.
“We are just so happy that things are finally going to change,” Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, told AFP.
“We woke up every morning waiting for this day. This country has been through tough times.”