His ouster comes after years of economic ruin, political repression and erratic rule by the increasingly senile leader.
While the exact succession process to replace Mugabe is still unknown, Zimbabweans wasted no time in showing their excitement at the dawning of a new political era.
Below are videos and photos from the very first hour after Mugabe stepped down.
People in Zimbabwe's second-biggest city, Bulawayo, took to the streets, too.
Even members of Mugabe's government got in on the celebrations.