Mugabe to remain in Zimbabwe

26 Nov 2017 09:30am
WINDHOEK, 26 NOV (NAMPA) – Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will remain in his home country after resigning as Head of State on Tuesday.
This was announced in a communiqué issued by the Swapo Party during its 6th ordinary congress discussions on Friday.
According to the communiqué, Founding President Sam Nujoma and former President Hifikepunye Pohamba visited Mugabe to assess the condition he was in.
The two former Namibian presidents attended the inauguration of former Zanu-PF vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s third president on Friday.
The congress was informed that Mugabe and his wife, Grace, were in good physical condition and had no intention to leave Zimbabwe.
“The prevailing atmosphere of normalcy encouraged the presidents,” reads the communiqué.
Mugabe, 93, resigned from the presidency after he was removed as leader of the ruling party Zanu-PF last Sunday.
This followed military action on 14 November which saw the army take over the government to weed out “criminals around Mugabe”.
International media have it that Mugabe and his family will remain in Zimbabwe under a deal with the ruling party that will see them retreat from politics in exchange for secure retirement.
Meanwhile, the Swapo congress which started on Thursday, will come to an end Sunday when the results of leadership elections are announced.
(NAMPA)
ANS/ND/PS