Mnangagwa Did Not Get Into Power Through A Coup: Ziyambi

Responding to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson, Jacob Mafume’s comment during a Capitalk Radio show that the current administration came into power through a military coup, Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the parliamentary process to impeach former President Robert Mugabe led to his resignation.

Said Mafume:

Former President Robert Mugabe, who recently publicly made comments about his ouster in November last year, described the development as a “…coup d’état. It was truly a military takeover.

But Ziyambi responded saying:

The current regime did not get into power through a military operation. There was a parliamentary process that was started and supported with parties in Parliament.

Mafume said that the opposition will not participate in the forthcoming elections if there are no reforms stating that they will not legitimise a coup government. Said Mafume:

There will be no election if there are no reforms. We will not be part of a process were we are going to enter into the coronation of a military action that was done seven months ago.  We will not be the icing on the cake for what is a window dressing process. They came in with a platform of reforms.

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