Former president Robert Mugabe is reported to have told close relatives and friends at a private birthday party that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces went to war against their own people in November 2017. At the party which was held at Mugabe’s famed “Blue Roof” residence in Borrowdale Brook, Mugabe questioned why President Emmerson Mnangagwa listened to opposition supporters who marched against him. Said, Mugabe
Because we had a misunderstanding with one of my vice presidents, Emmerson, the army with Chiwenga decided to take out tanks into the street. This is not what we fought for.
We did not fight for people to be threatened like what happened. Those tanks you saw, I last saw them 1939-1945 during the war period. I asked ‘are we in a war period, why go to war against your own people? Why do that Because of power!”
Are you in Zimbabwe?
Read Pindula News without data on your phone on freedata.pindula.co.zw
Only Applicable to Econet lines
They said to me people have marched, they want you to go. They said they have filled the stadium demanding that I should go, I said: Which people, MDC people?
What about those in Kadoma, what about those in Mutare, did you ask them?
Which people? MDC people? What about those not in Harare? So today the people we must listen to are opposition supporters. What about Congress?
Mugabe who said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had demanded a meeting to talk about his welfare, declared that he was not going to sugarcoat anything when he meets the president.
More: The Standard
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces is the grouping of security forces in the Republic of Zimbabwe under which the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) fall. The Commander in Chief of ZDF is the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Commander is... Read More About Zimbabwe Defence Forces
Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe
Borrowdale is one of the residential and commercial business areas found in Harare. It is located 3 to 4 kilometers from the city centre to the north east of the capital. Read More About Borrowdale