Thursday 20 September 2018

Uncle Bob won't give up power, says nephew

A dynasty thwarted: Robert and Grace Mugabe. Photo: Reuters
A dynasty thwarted: Robert and Grace Mugabe. Photo: Reuters

independent.ie Newsdesk

The nephew of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe claimed yesterday that his uncle has no intention of giving up power.

Speaking from a secret location in South Africa, Patrick Zhuwao said Mugabe and his wife Grace were "ready to die for what is correct". He said they had no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise last week's military coup which saw the dictator placed under house arrest.

Mugabe's nephew said that the 93-year-old had hardly slept in the time since the military seized power last Wednesday but that his health was otherwise "good".

Sunday Independent

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editors Choice

Also in World News