Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Says He’ll Complete Term as President
By Godfrey Marawanyika
(Bloomberg) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said he’ll complete his five year-term of office and questioned why the issue of succession was raised.
“I did not go into the presidential election for someone to complete my five-year term,” Mugabe told the state-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp. “A leader is elected properly by the congress, it is only the congress that chooses the next leader.”
Mugabe, 92, who has ruled the country since independence in 1980, was elected for a further five-year term that ends in 2018. Former Vice President Joice Mujuru last month formed the Zimbabwe People First party with former officials who were fired from Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.