ZIMBABWE: ‘I won’t copy Mugabe’ – Mnangagwa tells US media
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he won’t emulate his predecessor Robert Mugabe by clinging to power, and may even give opposition leader Nelson Chamisa an official role.
Speaking to US media on his trip to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, the 76-year-old president said he had no qualms about stepping down.
“We have now limited the terms of the president just to two terms… I will abide by that without any iota of resistance at all,” Mnangagwa said
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly again narrated his narrow escape from death after he was poisoned during the power struggles inside his ruling Zanu-PF party last year.
Mnangagwa told CNN that he was helped by his deputy Constantino Chiwenga, who arranged for a military helicopter after the mysterious poisoning at a Zanu-PF rally in Gweru in August last year.
Mnangagwa suffered poisoning at a rally organised in support of former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.