Robert Mugabe refuses to resign, may be free from house arrest

The National TV captured President Mugabe fashioned in a navy blue suit standing bby the chief of army General Constantino Chiwenga who precisely dressed in a military camouflage.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech on March 04, 1990, in Harare. / AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean President who was the world’s oldest ruling president has refused to resign following the military’s forceful seize of power.

Mugabe’s ordeal started immediately after a boisterous moments in which Zimbabwean military troop blocked major roads and took over national TV and proceeded to place Robert Mugabe under house arrest.

“They met today. He is refusing to step down. I think he is trying to buy time,” an anonymous source very close to the military revealed.

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President Mugabe’s convoy conveyed him from his residence to State House for a meeting with representatives of Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional bloc, a Catholic priest and a few others.

The National TV captured President Mugabe fashioned in a navy blue suit standing bby the chief of army General Constantino Chiwenga who precisely dressed in a military camouflage.

The broadcast on TV revealed that negotiations were going on and Mugabe’s plan to meet with university graduates on Friday also shows that he is free from the house arrest.

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Zimbabweans have never experienced any other president since 1980 when the country took over governance from British rule. So seeing this happen is a shock for all.

Despite President Mugabe’s refusal to step down, he has lost his high level of influence which he had on any level of transitional government in Zimbabwe.

According to reports gathered by journalist Zimbabweans wants President Mugabe to resign. Efforts are coming from all over to ensure that there is a transitional mechanism to ensure stability.

Mugabe’s advanced age, poor health condition and the fact that he does nothing in terms of infrastructure and facilities were part of what triggered the succession battle between his wife Grace and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe finally sacked last week.

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