President Mugabe reveals why he won’t give up his 37 year rule

(Last Updated On: September 29, 2017)



By Tinuade Salami


Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has likened members of his party demanding for his resignation to biblical Judas Iscariot.

It is alleged that members of ZANU-PF, the party of the 93-year-old, have privately been pushing for the retirement of Mugabe.

Speaking during the burial of a member of the party, Mugabe insisted he would remain as President. He lamented that he did not grab power from anyone but he was chosen by the people which automatically means the throne belongs to the people.

Mugabe who has spent 37 years in power further accused some party officials of supporting him during the day while plotting against him behind his back.

He said, “Others are like those that Jesus spoke about during his last supper, when he said ‘some of you eating with me here shall betray me’.

“The Judas Iscariot, they are here among us. They want to cause leadership change for the president to step down.

“When the day comes I will say thank you to my Zimbabwean family and I will step down so you can choose my successor. But for now, I am the one in charge.”

President Mugabe has been in power since the country gained independence in 1980.