At last, embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced that he is working towards retiring from the government.
Mugabe let the jaw-dropping news out of the bag while addressing a group Zimbabwean war veterans over the weekend.
The 92-year-old Head of State has always maintained that he would be lead the Southern Africa country “until God says come” – his decision to rule till eternity, remarkably, to a great extent, was always fortified by the ruling ZanuPF – which he heads.
Addressing the veterans, who came to solidify their support for him, Mugabe admitted that Zimbabwe is apparently in a financial crisis – which spells doom for the citizens and the country at large.
Currently, Zimbabwe is in financial dire straits. The South African country has largely also run out of the cash, which has led to the adoption of US dollars, and lately a new currency called Bond Notes.
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Mugabe also boasted that his overdue leadership was for a purpose. According to him, the West and its colonialist allies would have long captured Zimbabwe if not for his political prowess and hard-fought battles.
Although the long-time African Head of State refused to hit the nail on the head – regarding the set time for his retirement – he asked the veterans to have it in mind that he will step down “properly” and soon too.
Robert Mugabe took over power since 22 December 1987. He became famous in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) during the conflict against the conservative white minority government of Rhodesia
President Mugabe is one of Africa’s most vocal President, who believes that America and Britain still have the political interest in the South African country.
But on the contrary, a senior Western diplomat believes British have “few” financial interests in Zimbabwe while the Americans “have zero political and economic interest in Zimbabwe”.
Back home, Zimbabweans believe the country needs new leadership. Many also fear the crisis Mugabe plunged the country into cannot even be fixed by a new leadership.
Now that President Robert Mugabe has promised to step down, his decision could be a good riddance to Zanu-PF’s officials’ endorsement of President Mugabe as their candidate in the 2018 elections.