Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has given his first interview since being forced from power in November, describing his removal as a “coup” and a “disgrace.”
Mugabe, 94, told South African broadcaster SABC in the broadcast aired Thursday that he was pushed out by the military, which staged a takeover that led to Mugabe’s resignation after 37 years in power. He says “it was a coup,” adding “we must undo this disgrace.”
The former president spoke at his mansion in a suburb of the capital, Harare.
The military intervention was hugely popular in Zimbabwe and led to impeachment proceedings by the ruling party against Mugabe, who was replaced by former confidant Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Analysts believe prospects that Mugabe could make a political comeback are remote.
Atiku AbubakarThe presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, joined the viral#10yearchallenge.
Atiku shared a photo collage, supposedly showing how he looked ten years ago and how he looks now.
He shared the photo on his verified Twitter handle.
He captioned the photo collage,”My #10YearChallenge.#Smile”The 10-years challenge has been sweeping the cyberspace with a lot of social media users sharing old photos of themselves alongside new photos, to portray how the years have changed them.