Mugabe desperate to meet Mnangagwa

DEPOSED President Robert Mugabe is desperate to engage President Emmerson Mnangagwa to ironically correct the illegality that led to his military-led ouster last November.

BY Aaron Ufumeli/Everson Mushava

In his first interview since his resignation, Mugabe claimed he was forced out through a military coup and accused Mnangagwa of betraying him.

“I don’t hate him (Mnangagwa). I brought him into government. Emmerson is improper where he is. He is illegal,” Mugabe said.

“We want to correct this illegality. That he wants to discuss with me. We have to correct this disgrace which was imposed on ourselves. We don’t deserve this, please we don’t deserve it and Zimbabwe doesn’t deserve it. We want to be a constitutional country.”

Mugabe admitted that there were times they conducted government business wrongly, but insisted that this did not justify his forced removal from power.

“Yes, we had shortcomings here (and there), but we must obey the Constitution. People must be chosen in government in the proper way. He (Mnangagwa) wants to meet me. I will discuss. I am willing to discuss. I am willing to assist in the process. But I must be properly invited,” he said.

Mugabe at his private birthday party last month hinted that Mnangagwa had called him seeking an urgent meeting.

Churches, civil organisations and some members of the G40 faction have also been pushing for Mugabe and Mnangagwa to meet and patch up their differences, following reports that the former Zanu PF leader was mulling joining opposition politics, particularly the newly-formed National Patriotic Front.

Mnangagwa last week threatened to investigate Mugabe’s alleged links to the opposition party and take appropriate action.

Mugabe scoffed at suggestions that he should take a cue from former South African leader Jacob Zuma who, after being booted out and replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa, continued to support the ruling ANC party in all its programmes. The former President said his situation with Zuma was different because the latter lost in an election, not a military coup like was the case in Zimbabwe.


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  1. captain jack sparrow

    Mr Mugabe or whatever u call yourself, please give us a break

    1. SECURITY THREAT

      Commander in Chief who does not know that we had brand new Tanks in the Military that’s why they forced you to resign because you were a security threat our country was at other countries mercey

  2. Bob you are a fuc**n asshole. Just shut up and stop it!! We the people, the majority who suffered greatly under your misrule for over 37 years removed you from power and not the soldiers. The soldiers just did their constitutional duty of upholding our constitution which you violated throughout your illegal rule. How many elections did you lose and still remained in office. The killings you did and the poverty you forced Zimbabweans to accept. Mhata yako old man. May you suffer from now onwards until the day watorwa na Mwari.

  3. Your Name (required):Spectre

    You may say it was a coup,he is illegal that won’t change the fact that both the army and civilians wanted you out. You are a hypocrite,you ,your wife and children deserve to be forgotten so stop seeking relevance and sympathy by talking rubbish no one liked you then and no one still likes you now.

    1. no Zimbabwean except your wife, children and relatives want you anymore. You messed up millions of Zimbabwean lives and murdered loads more

    2. Taura hako, well said !

  4. Progressive Zimbabwean

    Can someone help Mugabe understand what is going on around him. Nobody wants him in Zimbabwe except Patrick Zhuwao, Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo and Kasukuwere. Everyone else can complain but not Mugabe. He is nuts this guy! What constitution is he talking about? He had mutilated and shredded it when he was in power. Mugabe must be grateful that the military did not hand him over to the people who would have made mince meat of him. Right now Mugabe cannot walk the streets of Harare and expect to come out of those streets to go back to his Blue Roof Mansion alive. He will be shredded the very same way he shredded the economy and the constitution. Mugabe wronged the people of Zimbabwe and we expect an apology. Why is ED even protecting him?

  5. Dindingwe rinonakirwa richakweva rimwe kana rokwevewa roti mavara angu azara ivhu gegegegege.

  6. Spare us Bhobho,hauna kuona kufara kwakaita vanhu pawakadonhedzwa.MaReporter dont report anything on Mugabe,he is now insignificant,there are better things to report.

  7. Comment…mugabe kkkk dai waive munhu usina 40 years zuma akangotonga 10years chete taura nezvana mandela vakatonga 5years iwe mugabe shit

  8. Saka nes vanhu takaiatawo coup coz ndakaenda muroad muno marcher for him to step down, Mugabe u resigned because vanhu vaka marcher and were not interested in you anymore. URI KUNGOVUKURA UCHIVUKURA ASI ED ACHINGOYINDA/. Ini hangu am MDC suppoter but Mugabe is missing something here.

  9. people are missing the big picture. the despot is now feeling the pinch that everyone experiences in their everyday life. he is under pressure from Gucci to talk to the ED so that he lives in opulence like the family was used. Right now they cant pay the paltry salaries of employees. He cant get his emoluments in cash as he is demanding. He is set to lose his FOURTY FARMS and other illegally gotten possession. ED must move on undeterred and take away and redistribute the farms to the landless. His “et tu Brute” cry must be ignored. He deserves no sympathy. in fact we will regard ED as a weakling if he gives in and refrains from the repossession of the farms.

  10. irregardless of your emotions dear readers the president(mugabe) is technically correct

    1. tikwanire iwe

    2. @ anonymous you are just a hormo sarpien of narrow comprehension who cant decipher positive from negative thoughts. it simply shows that you to used to benefit from the mugabes.

    3. “Technically” he robbed Tsvangirai of a hard won election in 2008, so “technically” he probably would not have been there to be removed in November last year. Why cant he realise that he is now a part of Zimbabwe’s history – if he’s lucky vana vedu vachazomuverengawo mumabhuku kuchikoro. Why cant he emulate his age mates, the Kaundas, the Mandelas. Haanetewo here nekutitonga??

    4. EVEN THOUGH WE HATE HIM ,THE FORMER PRESIDENT IS CORRECT.WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

  11. While i hate this guy Mugabe so much for destroying our national economy and killing 20 000 pple for no reason what he is saying here is true it was a coup that removed him . Mnangagwa was not elected he is illegal like it or not that is a fact . But we also do not want Mugabe Mnangagwa and ZANU in govt that is why we are unrestly waiting for the election day to come so that we can get rid of this nonsense MUGABE Mnangagwa and zanu .

  12. How can this old man want to meet someone he wanted to Eliminate and if ED agrees he would be a Fool

  13. Technically correct chii? Tibvigwe zvedu, ngasvizorore svidhara isvi kkkkkkk

  14. Marunza imi zvazviroto

  15. I’ve now come to realise that there are bad coups and good coups, in the case of Mugabe this was a good one, afterall Bob should realise that the greatest & wildest celebration of all came from his own party zanupf MPs in parliament after his resignation. He should rather devote his time now to teaching his sons how to milk cows in Zvimba

  16. Comment…mugabe kusanyara waida kufira pachigaro uchitonga nyika ino haisi yamai vako vhara ziromo rako

    1. Hello guys I think you are missing one thing…Mugabe tendered his resignation which led to the appointment of Mnangagwa as the President. Whether Mugabe behind the scenes was forced to resign is the debate for another day. Lets not forget that the same animal he created which kept him in power for so long is the animal that kicked him out. I, me and myself i cant sympathies for him. Is it not the same arm he used in 2008 after he was defeated by Tsvangirai to commit hernious crimes for him to cling to power?

  17. Matebele Warrior

    You are missing the point guys.Lets assume you dont have money at your home , your child goes out to steal , your wife goes out for prostitution , they bring back money , then you celebrate.Thats wat happened.
    As much as i wanted Mugabe and Zanu pf to go , i never wanted it in the way it happened. Mnangagwa is a coup leader so is Mohadi , Chiwenga and Obidient son.
    You may say what you want but that is the truth which will never change.
    Mind you these new coup leaders have been in government for long with Mugabe

  18. Mugabe must just enjoy what he started,he is forgetting what he did to ED,Mugabe thinks its all about himself nxaaa ,to hell with u Mugabe wakatirwadzisa iwe

    1. somewhere up there you supported Mugabe in your previous comment. Am surprised with the U turn

  19. Mugabe resigned don’t forget….it was an impeachment coup not a millitary coup.

  20. It’s a political strategy, the old man might be a threat to Zanu pf if he is not treated well,so the current dignitaries wants to reaffirm the party by sympathizing with him. But that’s non of our business, our expectation is to become a fully democratic, peaceful and a productive nation…..Military state…,or the coup…, aah we don’t mind it, and all in all THAT’S BULLSHIT!

  21. Mugabe pfutseke,zimhazha,wairega mukadzi wako achituka ED waakurwadziwa pasina ambokubata ko iwe wakamuisira poison?

  22. Adv. Nelson Chamisa

    Take your time, ED. Yes, you may schedule a meeting with Joao’s uncle but it cannot be urgent-after your inauguration in August would be more appropriate.

  23. Comment…I think its time ED refers the unrepentant despot’s case to THE PEOPLE, I mean the silent majority, right or wrong,as done by PONTIUS PILATE. At least the question,”WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH HIS LOOT?” As regards his merited constitutional rights and freedoms, its in his case sadly “ONE BAD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER”, unless he has some contrary character investment he can now harvest from outside HARVEST HOUSE.

  24. zororora mudhara

  25. GARWE PLIZ REMOVE AIPPA AND POSA WE WILL DO THE REST. THIS OLD FART TAKES OUR SILENCE AND PATIENCE FOR GRANTED

  26. Comment…Mugabe is a biggest fool, he is talking of constitution, he was about to be impeached when his blue eyed boy Bonyongwe brought a letter of resignation, so what is he saying here Zanu PF and then fired him nevamuhure vake musoro bhangu Zhuwaki naSavimbi Kasukuwere

  27. PAKUDA ROUND TWO YE MARCH THIS TIME TODA KUSVIKA KU BLUE ROOF

  28. Hello Bob the macho man…You have awaken from your slumber land?? Zvaiwana ngwarati. Bod has always been an idiot…it is game over old man, DOWN FALL. You are lucky you are still alive and your bitch can still wash for smelly crack back. Just show him the moment when ZANU PF MPs were celebrating his resignation…maybe someone forgot to tell him that this is now 2018. In hind sight.. parliament should have proceeded to impeach the goblin and put it on record. BYE BYE BOB the madman

  29. If I may ask you some of our fellow literally educated countrymen, who is desperate to meet the other here or as things stand, who has nothing to lose here? By the way let’s remind ourselves that Harare is not Zimbabwe. The headline to this article is nothing but an attempt to put up a brave face. You can take a horse to the river but you can never force it to drink. As much as some us hate the former President you can never force the more than two thirds majority of Zimbabwean people to like the self-imposed incumbent whether at gunpoint or not.

  30. ED should let the people have round 2 march to the blue roof, because this old man can not repent.

    1. Taura zvako vanhu ngavaende kuBlue roof tione kuti Vanomuda vangani,he deserves to be @ chikurubi this old man.He has no remorse for what he did to us for 37 years.

  31. kkkkkkkk in short he is saying mdc yakafurirwa nearmy kumubvisa asi zanu ichiri kumuda kkkkkk kamudhara aka kane nharo

  32. Well robert need i say more you heard from the terraces,how you mismangaed this beautiful country ,you killed,murdered innocent civilians,destroyed our economy and we the down trodden when the General shouted ATTENTION we civilians came out in our thousands to bid you farewell hambakahle and our fellow Zanuoids your own,recalled you and impeachment knocking on your door ,you did the noble thing and you resigned,now you want to sell us s***t about our good ED.Piss off bob we dont need you F***ing S***t your zezuru unhameno we love one another in zim No to TRIBALISM Ndapedza gushungo mungandidii

  33. For all his perceived ruthlessness, ED is magnanimous after all. ED underwent an excruciating character assassination crusade and even stones could shed tears for him. He food was also laced with poison in a bid to physically eliminate him while his office was broken into as infinitum despite the fact that it was adjacent to Bob’s. His allies were also mercilessly purged. Within a few hours after his dismissal, his death warrant was signed. ED should know better than to hold talks with Bob. Bob being Bob can even emerge from the talks with a ceremonial presidency status. He should be left to rave, rant, form a political party of his choice or whatever! Not even a crocodile tear should be shed for him!

  34. His low rat-like cunning is exceeded only by hypocracy!

  35. now that Mugabe thinks he is still full of energy to talk. i think he has to be treated like any body else in Zimbabwe. ED must not protect him. He has to stand up and give answers to all genocide that happened during his rule. We all thought he is too old for that but he is proving us wrong

  36. mugabe akajaidzwa zvokwadi by now tingadai tisingambo chatauri nezvake baba ava sure is a demon

  37. he has to thank Zim people for their patience for so long while he was killing the country and go to hell with wife.

  38. he has to thank Zim people for their patience for so long while he was killing the country and go to hell with his wife.

  39. Now that Mugabe is still full of energy to talk and undo the coup as he says, it is time that ED must not protect him and treat him like any Zimbabwean. Put aside his age and make him answer for all the genocide that happened during his rule.

  40. ED ;PLEASE NYOKA HAIROBWI MUSWE. DAI YAKAGURWA MUSORO YAKAFA KARE. WADYE IMBWA CHIDYA MUKONO

    1. mhondoro dzemabharakudha

      Mugabe go and rest like chihuri.very soon you will be in the dock

  41. If he feels that he is still loved, let hi walk on the streets of Harare.

  42. Let him walk on the streets of Harare if he feels he is wanted.

  43. Let him walk on the streets of Harare to see if he is still loved.

    1. You can say that again and again x100. He is living in an utopian world.

  44. Mugabe rudhara rusina njere .nyarara wakauraya nyika nemukadzi wako nehama dzako, unoti ED angaigadzira nezuva rimwe here yawakaparadza kudai , rudhara rune mare

  45. Iwo madegree avo ekuCorresponda aya akavavhiringidza brain coz vanofunga kuti ivo chete ndivo vanoziva sekuru ava. No direct contact pakudziidza nevamwe and seeing tutors. M aDegree emujeri. Edson Zvobgo is smiling coz akataura nezvebenzi reMandamabwe

  46. Mgobhozi Wezintabeni

    What goes around comes around.You assumed leadership of Zanu through the assistance of Zanla forces,it is the army, now an integrated Zipra and Zanla that showed you the door when you allowed yourself and your wife to be manipulated by the gay gangsters to trample the constitution of the country at will.Nothing new Bob.Non payment of your pension dues isn’t peculiar to you, this is exactly what is being experienced by the rest of pensioners.In fact it shouldn’t worry you, because you are the chief architect of this predicament in which you find yourself.

  47. Never again will Zimbabweans make the mistake of resigning their fate to an old shameless fool. Someone must tell this old and tired donkey to stop braying. He deserves to be tucked into a coffin and buried alive. He is taking us for granted.

  48. This is where Zvobgo comes in with his phrase, “he must go hang”. Mugabe is dreaming veduwee. Somebody wake him up! ED should never entertain this alleged murderer. Mugabe should be rather grateful that he is still alive. Even ku INTERNATIONAL COURT anotodiwako. SHAME STEREKI.

  49. Why doesn’t someone just show him his resignation letter that he signed. If he can’t remember then it shows he was no longer fit to be the head of our beautiful Zimbabwe.

  50. MUGABE KKKKKKKKKK I UNDERSTAND THAT U CAN NOT JUST ACCEPT THE CHANGE BUT LET ME CORRECT YOU BEFORE U IN DEEP PITY, SPARE ED BECAUSE WE AS ZIMBABWEANS HAS REALISED THAT OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT IS BETTER THAT U AND WE CAN NOT ACCEPT U AGAIN, PLZ BE WARNED!!!!!

  51. Why didn’t he help us when we were asking where Itai Dzamara is. Why help moyo and not Itai. Is it because Itai didn’t call Mama.

  52. Ancestor handed in his resignation shortly before lawmakers started proceedings to impeach him. His resignation letter was tendered constitutionally through the speaker of parliament.

    “The speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and the need for a peaceful transfer of power.”

    Lawmakers erupted into cheers, and jubilant residents poured into the streets of Harare, the capital. It seemed to be an abrupt capitulation by Mr. Mugabe, 93, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

    “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Zimbabwe,” Perseverance Sande, 20, said in central Harare minutes after news of the resignation began spreading, as crowds of people started singing around her. “I’ve been waiting so long for this moment.”

    THEREAFTER HE GOT A RETIREMENT PACKAGE (IRONIC FOR SOMEONE WHO DID NOT DELIVER AS PER HIS JOB DESCRIPTION). HE SHOULD HAVE RETIRED WITHOUT BENEFITS AS HE AND HIS WIFE LOOTED THE COUNTRY’S RESOURCES.

    THE CAVEAT TO HIS RESIGNATION SHOULD BE MADE LOUD AND CLEAR – TO MUGABE, HIS WIFE AND THE ZHUWAWO, JONATHAN MOYO CABAL! HE SHOULD RETIRE TO ZVIMBA OR TAKE A WALK IN THE STREETS OF HARARE – LIKE ANY OTHER ZIMBABWEAN FAMILY OR BE SHIPPED TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE. AND MAYBE HE SHOULD STAND BEFORE THE GUKURAHUNDI HEARINGS, DZAMARA DISAPPEARANCE AND MANY MORE AND ENLIGHTEN THE NATION AND THE WORLD WHAT HAPPENED UNDER HIS WATCH

    IT IS CLEAR THE ONLY GRACE MUGABE IS FAMILIAR WITH IS HIS DISGRACED WIFE. KANGOMA KAVA KAVA KURIRISA.

    INGUVA YEKUTI MUGGABE NEMUDZIMAI WAKO MUREURURE HUIPI NEHUTSINYE HWAMAKAITA KWAMUNOENDA HUSIKU. Do not take the grace extended to you for foolishness. God cannot be mocked.

  53. murimhata mese murikutuka bhobho u are rubish munangagwa newe murima dako

  54. Whenever he said “we” i wondered whom was he refering to???

  55. MUGABE IS A LOST CAUSE BUT YES HE SHOULD MEET ED,

  56. I think its him and his wife

  57. Shut up old madhala

  58. “We want to correct this illegality. That he wants to discuss with me. We have to correct this disgrace which was imposed on ourselves. We don’t deserve this, please we don’t deserve it and Zimbabwe doesn’t deserve it. We want to be a constitutional country.” Veduwee how does an illegality correct another illegality??? Sekuru you were beaten pants down by Morgan Richard Tsvangirai but you refused to go and both you and your Mnangagwa unleashed an orgy of violence, torture and murder on innocent civilians so please grandpa leave us in peace and just shut up!

  59. Shut up Bob.however i know for a fact that EDiot is desparate to meet you.Post election Mugabe,Mnangagwa and many others must face the music.Very corrupt and are the reason why Zimbabwe is where it is today.No wonder why corrupt people in government are not arrested.They are in it together.Mugabe is already in the dust bins.What is left is to relegate this ngwena,garwe,lacoste,EDiot or whatever you choose to call him

  60. Let the old man continue hallucinating. He is struggling with old life crisis. The end justified the means and he was even lucky to undergo the whole exercise and emerge unscathed.

  61. It is not Mugabe alone in this zanu pf gangsterism,but the entire party and supporters are all evil.They are useless self centred morons who does not care about the suffering of other people. As long as it suits them,it is fine,but what kind of a society do accept their nonsense? Mugabe and zanu pf have destroyed zimbabwe hands down,but they are still desparate to cling on to power, for what? The people of zimbabwe,we want change at all cost.

  62. you are just down and out shut up

  63. Never worry madala that poison he ate in Gwanda will yield results very soon clever you kkkkkk

  64. kkkk BOB used to say My people, My country, My Government, My Army, MY Party, My Land….. kkk Old Stupid Man noone owns public things. hakachada kuenda kakungovhumuka

  65. ko kugara takasunga tie takapfeka sutu kuti pamwe 4n icharirira ichiti Baba Chatunga dzokai kustate house kkkk

  66. Mugabe keeps referring to the Constitution. What section of the same Constitution allowed him to share executive authority with his wife? Mugabe thinks Zimbabweans are stupid. He should know that he is the worst disaster that has ever occurred in Southern Africa. Zimbabweans in the ruling party and the opposition do not want Mugabe anywhere near politics and power. He should just shut up and enjoy our millions.

  67. COUP OR NO COUP MUGABE IS RIGHT WHERE HE IS. HE IS DAMN SELFISH AFTER ALL THE YEARS HE CLINGED TO POWER AND THE GROSS ECONOMICC MISMANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. AAH HAANYARE ,HAAGUTE AKAITA SEI MDARA UYU

  68. ED, my advice is that do not meet with this goblin under what ever circumstances, even shaking hands with him. He will kill you the way he did Morgan. Take my advice.

  69. The old man must not think that he is the most important person in this country. He made lives of the majority of people miserable for a considerable period, with young people’s lives getting wasted because they could not get jobs or means of making a living except the Chipangas who were close to him. Coup or no coup the old man must just call it aday and ED must focus on the lives of the majority of the people, otherwise he will end up in the same pit as the old man. The old man must just take a rest.

  70. Nonsense which life ED can focus on when he and Mugabe destroyed this country both of them are useless like limping old donkeys .ED failed the 100 days probation but he still want to stick on power despite displaying inefficiency in past 100 days both of these old things must get out mhani .Where is money for civil workers where is the money at ATMs . This moron is not fit for presidency .Better zonke haambaa .

  71. Illegal or legal you are done, thus what people of Zimbabwe want. People are above mugabe’s constitution. ‘The voice of the people is the voice of God’

  72. Uncle Bob wale up from your deep slumber. Read much into what Zimbabwe said on march29 and on november18. Ed was only facilitating what those millions you saw on the street doing. Zorora unyerere otherwise tokuvinga kublueroof

  73. BOb Ed all are evil soldiers are complaining their lives never changed after coup only Chiwegwa and Moyo benefited , doctors are on strike nurses downed tools teachers will follow suit very soon everything falling apart everyone not happy with ED . Lets get rid of zanu come election zanu must be buried ,

  74. Mugabe uyu akadzidzisa vanhu kugara kwakanaka chero hake aikonewa .Mupeyi mukana ataurewo zviripamoyo wake asi hapana chochinja because hapana anomuda ,

  75. Mugabe give us a break.At 94 you must be living in an old people’s home.

  76. HE COMPLAINS ABOUT COUP YET THE COUP TOOK PLACE IN HIS BEDROOM LONG BACK. THIS MAN FOLLOWS BAD ADVICE .

  77. Comment…Diibulaanyika, what exactly did u expect in 100 days and what exactly did ED have done to meet yr expection?

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