Finally, 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 of Zimbabwean war veterans over the weekend.
He has always maintained that he would lead Zim “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 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.
Pres. 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.
He 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.
He took over power since 22 December 1987. He is one of Africa’s most vocal President, who believes that America and Britain still have the political interest in the South African country.