Mugabe breaks silence

HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has broken silence over his resignation from office last November — and on Monday told visiting chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat — that he stepped down to avoid the country from descending into bloodletting conflict.

Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for close to four decades, “resigned” from the top office on November 21 last year — hours after Parliament had initiated proceedings to impeach him.

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Comments (5)

The old man from the Robbers and Muggers cabal should keep quit otherwise, we can play another deadly game this time around at the Blue Roof. He must zip his mouth because, already our own ED government has been recognised by SADC, AU and even the EU. He wants to cause chaos in our beloved country. Another option will be to send him back to Malawi where his father has originated. Stop bile spewing uncle rather concentrate on writing your memior and give public lectures to students in various universities in Zimbabwe and Africa. You are just a useless old man who wanted your bitch "Grace" rule the country when other able leaders like ED are there. Nonsense and please stop it now. Or else we are also going to reduce your security aides forever. Rubbish old man. Go and die and l personally will celebrate your death. Remember that there are rumours circulating that its you again who infected the late opposition leader with cancer when he was a Prime Minister so please we know all your evil deeds. Shut up....alien...Pfutseke wako kamudhara iwe. Go hang a thousand times at your banana tree which is planted at your blue roof mansoon. Idiot old man

Clemence Tashaya - 21 February 2018

What I find absolutely amazing and deplorable is that Mugabe claims that he stepped down to avoid bloodletting when he bled the country for over thirty years through his Machiavellian political schemes to the extent that no blood was left in the bodies many Zimbabweans. How dare you speak from the luxury and reprieve that you don't deserve and feigning sympathy and concern about the very same people you manipulated and destroyed. Shame on you old man trying to celebrate your birthday in this manner by insulting the populace. Unonyadzisa ungatadze nekubata hama dzaTsvangirai maoko. Utsinye hwakadii ihwohwo hunosvika nemuguva?. President Mnangagwa we applaud you for crossing the political divide on this occasion. This is exemplary of what true leadership should be.

Jaikolu Maison - 21 February 2018

Mugabe you got no ideia how Zimbabweans hate you. The truth is we hate you and hure rako Grace like never hated Hitler, uri muroyi wemunhu. We do understand you got very few birthdays left ndosaka takanyarara. Ukagumbura ED this time anotipa mukana wokuti tikumamise duzvi remunhu. You expelled 3 quarters of Zimbabwe through your thuggery and you wanna start musindo? Chibvawati ziii zvako tikuregere uchembere you never a hero to us. We will remember you as a Zimbabwean canibal. Mwana we bwidi nehure rekuBenoni. Grace ndichamukwirisa nembwa. We need hear nothing from you duzvi remunhu

Syd Chiwambu - 21 February 2018

Now I know how people feel about Mugabe.He indeed is an evil man.All those youths who used to shout Gu Gu Gushungo, were doing so out of fear. He thought he was loved yet the opposite was true.

chimuti - 21 February 2018

Now this opens another dimension to the visit of the AU reps! I wonder what their three day working visit was really all about???? To hear Mugabes side of the story perhaps! But the side they should really be hearing is the story of the Zimbabwean people. I am opinionated to conclude that SADC and the AU don't have our hopes and inspirations at heart, they only want our money as evident by the huge donation Mugabe did, they hoped he would fill the void left by Gadafi. Perhaps we should consider a temporal withdrawal from AU. After all we benefit nothing from these groupings except political mischief!

Mackenzie - 22 February 2018

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