Mnangagwa Tells Mugabe It’s Time to Move On

Zimbabwe “has moved on”, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said in a statement after his predecessor Robert Mugabe called the change in power a “disgrace” which “must be undone”.

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Speaking publicly for the first time since he left office in November last year, Mr Mugabe criticised President Mnangagwa yesterday for “turning against him”:

President Mnagagwa responded today in a statement which he also tweeted, saying the former president “is entitled to express himself freely, as is the case for any private citizen”.

It continues: “The nation has moved on.

Our focus at this time shall remain on preparing for free, fair and credible elections in 2018”.

Video: Robert Mugabe Speaking Out To SABC News, Says It Was A Coup D’Etat

Former President Robert Mugabe recounts how he was removed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the Military Takeover of November 2017 which he calls a military coup d’ Etat. The Interview starts at 3 minutes 15 seconds.

There are two versions.  The shorter version which is 15 minutes long and the full version which is 1 hour 43 minutes long.

 

Long Version (1 Hour 43 Minutes)

Video Credit: SABC Digital News

Furious Mnangagwa Removes Mugabes Rural Homestead And Farm Workers From Govt Payroll As Tension Escalates

Former president Robert Mugabe’s workers who were employed at his rural homestead in Zvimba and at his Highfield Farm in Norton have been fired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. A significant number of the people who worked at Mugabe’s Zvimba residence were his relatives and used to be paid by the government. Mnangagwa is reported to have also reduced Mugabe’s personal security and totally removed former first lady Grace Mugabe’s security.

A high ranking source who spoke to the weekly publication, the Zimbabwe Independent, said,

A number of workers at Mugabe’s home in Zvimba who were being paid by government were fired from their jobs. Most of them stay in Zvimba…The same applies to labourers at his Highfield farm. They were also fired from their jobs.

Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Ray Ndhukula referred all questions to Mugabe saying,

The best person to comment on that matter would be the former president.

This comes at a time Mugabe has launched a major offensive against his successor saying that Mnangagwa is illegitimate as he came to power through a military coup.

More: The Independent