President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his former boss resigned from his position as President contrary to Mugabe`s latest revelation that his was removed via a military coup.
In his first interview following his removal from the seat of power which he had occupied for 37 years, Mugabe revealed that he was forced out of power through a coup which was masterminded by the incumbent with the assistance of the army.
“I don’t hate Mnangagwa and I want to work with him. But he must be proper to be where he is. He is illegal.
“We must undo this disgrace we have imposed on ourselves. We don’t deserve it. Zimbabwe does not deserve it. We must be constitutional. We have our Constitution and must obey it,” Mugabe said.
In response, President Mnangagwa insisted that Mugabe had resigned.
“On 21 November 2017, former President Mugabe tendered his resignation in terms of Section 96, Sub-section 1, of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. He is entitled to express himself freely, as is the case for any private citizen,” said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnagagwa said despite the ongoing drama between the two government “continues to honour its obligations towards the former president`s welfare and benefits”.
Mnangagwa also took a dig at Mugabe for the economic mismanagement saying they are focused on conducting free and fair elections and reviving the economy.
“The nation has moved on,” declared Mnangagwa.
“Our focus at this time shall remain on preparing for free, fair and credible elections in 2018. This is a key step in the immense task at hand, which is to lift our people from the effects of years of severe economic regression and international isolation”.