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Robert Mugabe endorses opposition leader ahead of Zimbabwe elections

July 29, 2018 at 07:52 am | News

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

July 29, 2018 at 07:52 am | News

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Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe announced today that he would not be voting for his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa in tomorrow’s elections.

Mugabe (94) was speaking at a press conference in his home in Harare, where he addressed issues surrounding the elections and demystifying rumours about him. One of the things he insisted on was that he would not vote from Mnangagwa, who orchestrated his ousting in November 2017.

He added that among the people on the ballot paper, Chamisa is the only option.

He also dispelled claims that he had wanted his wife Grace to succeed him, stating that it was all lies by certain members in the ZANU PF party.

He also trashed rumours that he had met and funded the opposition party led by Nelson Chamisa who is contesting for the seat against Mnangagwa.

Closing the press conference, the former president and founder of leading  ZANU PF, stated that his focus now his family and the benefits he would receive.

 

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