Mugabe’s Finding His Voice Back After ‘Coup’
After what appeared like a coup in Zimbabwe, the supposedly deposed President, Robert Mugabe is gradually finding his voice gain.
Mugabe has said he is the only legitimate leader of Zimbabwe.
On Friday, the 93-year old ruler, who has stayed 37 years in power defiantly disagreed with the ‘coupists’ calls that he should step down. Instead, he appeared in a public function where he was the one that officially handed a university degree to the wife of the chief of the army, Mrs. Constantino Chiwenga.
“Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are ready to die for what is correct and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise this week’s military coup”, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, told Reuters on Saturday.
Speaking to Reuters from a secret location in South Africa, Zhuwao said Mugabe had hardly slept since the military seized power on Wednesday but his health was otherwise “good”.
Yesterday, Zimbabweans resorted to prayers. Although everywhere seems calm and people go about their normal businesses in Harare, there is silent anxiety about the way forward.
Zimbabwean human rights lawyer, Dough Coltart had asked citizens to prepare and pray to God to restore peace in the land.
This is the situation now: Zimbabwe is in limbo. The army has not taken full control of the government. Robert Mugabe, the ‘president’ who is under house arrest is insisting that he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler. Mugabe even attended a public function today. The ‘ousted’ Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, known as the Crocodile, is reported back to country with support of the West and the Zimbabwe’s military. The Gucci, Grace Mugabe’s whereabouts is unknown, she is said to be hiding somewhere, probably in Namibia.