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Forget about Mugabe retiring, Charamba says

by Staff Reporter
05 Dec 2016 at 16:59hrs | Views
President Robert Mugabe (92) is not losing sleep over electoral defeats and stepping down of some of Africa's long standing rulers, regarded as dictators.

Last week, Yahya Jammeh of Gambia lost the presidency during elections while Angolan leader, Eduardo Jose dos announced that he will step down after 37 years in power.

However, Mugabe is not worried about the continent's political developments, his spokesperson George Charamba said.

"Why do you think democracy works on copying a neighbour's example? Suddenly, we are abandoning our systems of democracy to encourage the president to admire a neighbouring State?" Charamba is quoted saying by the privately run Daily News.

"The principle of democracy goes by winning the ballot and the majority voted for him (Mugabe) to be president. The Angolan experience is not a rule book.

"The president is being nominated unanimously in all provinces and we are going to have a Zanu PF ...Mugabe candidature for the 2018 elections and we will win resoundingly".

According to Charamba, the opposition which is struggling to form a coalition is itching to stop Mugabe 'from standing in the elections because they know he will win. All these theories are because they know he will win'.

 Zanu PF has long picked Mugabe to be the party's presidential candidate in 2018 elections.

Source - Byo24News