Zimbabweans and the world at large were waiting with baited breath to see the 93-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resign last night. Well, that did not happen, though the ruling party ZANU-PF sacked him as the party leader and gave him an ultimatum of 24 hours to resign to face impeachment.
In a live televised press briefing last night, which was probably watched around the world, Mugabe said he has every intentions of presiding the ZANU-PF congress come December. There was a massive gathering in the capital, Harare who followed the speech and were disappointed when the Mugabe failed to mention his resignation.
Although, he acknowledged the state of affairs in Zimbabwe was wanting: “Whatever the pros and cons of how they [the army] went about their operation, I, as commander-in-chief, do acknowledge their concerns.”
China’s influence in Zimbabwe
It is hard to ignore the fact that a few days to the military takeover of Zimbabwe, the army’s General Constantino Chiwenga was in China. The Chinese foreign ministry said the General visit to the country was part of a “normal military exchange.”
During the …read more