Before reading his inauguration speech, President Mnangagwa said he had received a letter from his predecessor Robert Mugabe, which he went on to read.
In the letter Mugabe said his wife Grace was unwell and in Singapore where she is receiving treatment. Mugabe said he was unable to attend the inauguration because he is not feeling well. Mugabe’s letter read:
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To the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde E. D. Mnangagwa. Thank you for the invitation to me and my wife. My wife is unwell and in Singapore. I am also unwell. I have sent my daughter Bona and her husband to represent us. My hearty congratulations to you.
On the eve of the July 30 elections, Mugabe vowed not to vote for Zanu-PF because of his ill-treatment by Mnangagwa’s government since his ouster in November last year.
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
Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party's main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian... Read More About ZANU-PF