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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Why He Will Not Resign As Zimbabwean President

2017/10/04

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

It is alleged that members of Mugabe’s party, the ZANU-PF, have privately been pushing for the retirement of Mugabe, who has been in power since the country gained independence in 1980. Speaking during the burial of a member of the party, the 93-year-old insisted he would remain as President.

Mugabe as well 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, at the same time as he said ‘some of you eating with me here shall betray me’.

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

“I did not grab power. I was chosen by the people. It’s the people’s throne.

“At the same time as 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 instantly, I am the one in charge.”

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