Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country’s former ruler Robert Mugabe and his family are not immune from prosecution, dispelling reports that the former first family had been granted immunity.
Mugabe, who had ruled the southern African nation for 37 years, stepped down from power last November following a de facto military coup.
Mnangagwa was speaking on his maiden trip to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos where he also rebuffed reports that government had paid Mugabe a $10 million exit package.
“No we have not given anybody any immunity. What l have promised to my former president and the founding father of our nation former President Mugabe is that first we give him a package… a very lucrative package,” Mnangagwa said.
Mugabe still receives his salary and enjoys benefits such as state funded security,travel by first- class and frequent medical check ups in Singapore.