Tomorrow Polls Should Trash Away Military Govt: Mugabe
Former President, Robert Mugabe has vowed to vote against the ruling Zanu PF saying the Monday polls is an opportunity to dump the military led government and usher the country back to constitutionality.
Addressing a press conference at the Blue Roof Mansion in Harare today, Mugabe expressed his wish to see the Mnangagwa government being defeated in tomorrow’s polls.
“I hope the voting which will be done tomorrow will reform, will trash away military form of government and bring us back to constitutionality. Let tomorrow decides, there should be a big no guns directing politics. We shall never again experience a time when an army is used in politics,” said Mugabe.
He added that his decision to resign to resign was to avoid bloodshed and conflict between the army the people, describing the November military coup as the greatest damage to the country after independence.
“When I resigned, I said, I have done so, in order to avoid bloodshed, in order to avoid conflict, between the army and the people. That was the essence. The essence of what I said, the words might have been different but that was indeed the idea,” he said.
Mugabe added that the world was made to believe that the military intervention was not a coup yet in actual fact it was, further rubbishing allegations that against he was positioning his wife Grace to succeed him.
Mugabe also lamented how the new dispensation has failed to honor the constitution by failing to release his package saying only $467k was given.
“I say so after I had resigned, I had to go the pension office to ask what I’m entitled to, financially the amount was $467k but people talk about 10 million,” said Mugabe.