Robert Mugabe will never leave office: Wife
Controversial long serving Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe doesn't want to demit office despite losing the elecions. He has been running the country ruthelessly for a long time and inflation has set new records in his tenure.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will never leave his office nor will he hand over power to Morgan Tsvangirai even if the Opposition Leader wins the presidential run-off slated for next month, his wife has said.
Grace Mugabe, 40 years her husband's junior, told ruling Zanu-PF party loyalists that Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) would not be allowed to take power in the African nation under any circumstances.
"Even if people vote for the MDC, Morgan Tsvangirai will never step foot inside State House. He will only get to hear about what it looks like inside State House from people who have been there.
"Even if Baba (Mugabe) loses, he will only leave State House to make way for someone from Zanu-PF," British newspaper The Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
Grace Mugabe's comments came after she accompanied her husband to the rural area of Shamva, north-east of Harare, to tour a homestead the government claimed was burned down by MDC followers.
"What we saw really touched us. We are not animals but humans. If you burn down someone's house you want to destroy their life. We want to warn the MDC they'd stop immediately this barbaric campaign of burning and destroying people's homes," the Zimbabwean President said.
While Mugabe has laid the blame for post-election violence at the feet of the MDC, the United Nations and other human rights group claim that Zanu-PF is responsible for the lion's share.
The opposition MDC maintains that at least 50 of its activists and supporters have been killed by Mugabe's thugs, with many more being been beaten and burned out of their homes.
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