Mugabe: Mnangagwa betrayed the whole nation

Nqaba Matshazi

Nqaba Matshazi

The worldwide community from the regional blocs SADC, the African Union and the United Nations commended Zimbabwe for a peaceful transition and the peaceful protests of the 18 of November past year and the subsequent resignation by Mugabe becoming a test case for the rest of the world.

Mnangagwa Speaking for the first time in a television interview on Thursday night since his resignation in November 2017, Mugabe said Mnangagwa came to power via a coup and that he was willing to discuss with him to resolve the matter.

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in his first television interview since being removed from office in a military coup, has said he feels betrayed by his former colleague and current Zimbabwean Emerson Mnangagwa. "We must undo this disgrace which we have imposed on ourselves, we don't deserve it", Mugabe said. I brought him into government. Mugabe's vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who he fired on November 6, was sworn in as the new president.

Mugabe said Wednesday that Mnangagwa's presidency was the result of a coup.

"I am excited and overwhelmed", he said, adding "it's a Lacoste brand tie". Mr. Mnangagwa, as the country's Vice President, stepped in to fill the position.

Mugabe resigned from his position following a short army takeover, during which he was put under house arrest.

The military moved against Mugabe after he sacked his then-deputy and heir-apparent Mnangagwa, seemingly fearing the nonagenarian was grooming Grace to succeed him as president. Military leaders acted to end his 37-year rule as the dictator was positioning his 52-year-old wife Grace-who had been building her own support base within the ruling party and was seen as hostile to the security establishment-as his successor.

"Today he appears on foreign media which he banned and claims he must be invited to a transitional process for Zimbabwe #RetireInPeaceBob".

The former strongman, however, told ITV News that his mistakes "weren't that bad", and that "in comparison to other countries in Africa, we have had greater prosperity here and people have their land".

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