Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, is celebrating his birthday today as he turns 93 but he has let it be known that a retirement from governance is not in his immediate plans.
According to reports, in a radio broadcast that will later air this week, the world’s oldest national leader, who has been in power for 37 years said:
‘The call to step down must come from my party, my party at the congress, my party at central committee. But then what do you see? It’s the opposite. They want me to stand for elections.’
‘The majority of the people feel that there is no replacement, a successor who to them is acceptable, as acceptable as I am,’ he added.