The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) has dismissed former President Robert Mugabe’s remarks as an exhibition of “childish” behaviour.
ZNLWA spokesman Douglas Mahiya said that age was taking its toll on Mugabe, hence, his utterances. Said Mahiya:
From the look of things, age is taking its toll on him and he now behaves like a child. Let him enjoy his retirement and his folktales must not be taken seriously.
What I urge Zimbabweans to do is to forgive Mugabe. Whatever he says now, we have to look at various issues, from his days in power, retirement and age.
Mugabe condemned his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa for deploying heavily armed soldiers to deal with protestors.
Speaking during his 95th birthday celebrations at his Borrowdale mansion on February 21, Mugabe said:
I did not create the army to kill people, the army does not lead politics.
Now we hear there are countless graves of people killed by the army; who is going to unearth or exhume those bodies?
What you are doing (killing people) is going to catch up with you very soon; just tomorrow, it would have caught up with you.