Former Minister of State Security Didymus Mutasa, who was expelled from Zanu PF and from the government in 2014, has said that he is not interested in becoming the president of Zimbabwe due to his advanced age. Mutasa in fact has said that he will be retiring from politics as soon as his party, Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), holds elections to elected its leadership.
Speaking to the Daily News, Mutasa said:
I do not intend to become president of this country in the future owing to my age. In fact, you may want to know that I don’t wish to continue in politics any longer than this, as I will retire from active politics once we have settled for a substantive leadership of the party.
It does not make any sense for me to be saying Mugabe has overstayed and therefore he must go when at the same time I am still vying for political office yet he is only 10 or so years older than me.
I, together with Gumbo, are working on ensuring that the party has proper structures and has a new leadership before I quit because I cannot just wake up and tell others that I am retiring,
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