HARARE- Grace Mugabe former first lady said she was the one who convinced her husband to resign after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it has surfaced.
Grace Mugabe made this claim during a surprise press conference her husband made last week in their Harare mansion.
It is reported by News Day that Grace Mugabe said, “Baba (father) did not want to put pen to paper, in fact it was me who urged him to resign for the sake of peace because Baba did not want to.”
Robert Mugabe did confirm that his wife was influential in making his decision, he said, “Under the circumstances I didn’t want to step down because I felt it was not proper and I insisted that everything was done unconstitutionally.”
Mugabe did admit he was willing to face impeachment proceedings from members of his own party, Zanu-Pf, the 94 year old said, “the process would take long and in between, the country could plunge into anarchy and bloodshed.”
Mugabe has maintained that his ousting was a ‘military coup’ a phrase that current president Emmerson Mnangagwa has avoided at all times.
Mnangagwa has shrugged off Mugabe comments and criticism, saying that the former statesman can express himself but that the country had “moved on”.
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