I am broke, says Mugabe

I am broke, says Mugabe
Published: 19 March 2018 (790 Views)
Robert Mugabe is allegedly pleading poverty, claiming that he had to declare all his assets outside the country, Times Live of South Africa has reported.

This comes after the former Zimbabwe president was summoned to return funds that were sent out of the country illegally.

Current Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced an amnesty in November last year.

Mugabe reportedly claimed that following this call, he is left with only two properties, one in South Africa and one in Hong Kong.

Mugabe and his wife told reporters at their Harare mansion that they adhered to the amnesty, according to Times Live.

The former president claimed to have no money outside of the country, saying that he is an honest person.

However, according to Mnangagwa, only R3 billion was returned to Zimbabwe during the amnesty which is a far call compared to the R15.6 billion that was allegedly sent out of the country during Mugabe's presidency, reported Times Live.

Meanwhile, individuals are wondering how Mugabe's family could afford lavish clothing and luxury motor vehicles.

The 93 year old former president also claimed that he owns only one farm which he bought with his own money.

Mnangagwa said on Friday that Zimbabwe “has moved on” after Mugabe's exit.

In a statement, the president said he "noted recent remarks made to the media" by Mugabe who spoke to foreign journalists at a location in Harare on Thursday.

It was Mugabe's first public statement since his resignation last year. "I say it was a coup d'etat -- some people have refused to call it a coup d'etat," Mugabe told South Africa's SABC broadcaster, referring to the brief army takeover which led to Mnangagwa assuming power after Mugabe's resignation."We must undo this disgrace which we have imposed on ourselves, we don't deserve it... Zimbabwe doesn't deserve it."

Mnangagwa responded on his official Twitter account, saying: Mugabe "is entitled to express himself freely, as is the case for any private citizen"."The nation has moved on. Our focus at this time shall remain on preparing for free, fair and credible elections in 2018."

Meanwhile, Mnangagwa said on Saturday that Zimbabwe is expected to hold its first parliamentary elections since Mugabe's rule, in July. The polls will also be the first without Mugabe's name on the ballot since independence from Britain in 1980."As a nation, party and government, we are looking forward to very peaceful, transparent and harmonised elections in July this year," Mnangagwa told reporters after a meeting with South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday night.


- Times Live

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Emmerphoria marks Zimbabwe's policy shift

by Bruce Zvandasara | 20 September 2018 | 117 Views

Zimbabweans pin hopes on ED as he attends maiden UNGA Summit

by Nicole Hondo | 20 September 2018 | 104 Views

UNGA and Zim's international incorporation

by Anesu Pedzisayi | 20 September 2018 | 82 Views

Mnangagwa fortifies his political power

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2018 | 141 Views

Zimbabwe stops luxury car purchases for cholera fund

by BBC | 20 September 2018 | 109 Views

ZAPU position on implementation of Devolution of Power

by Zapu | 20 September 2018 | 84 Views

Mnangagwa makes maiden UNGA appearance

by Elijah Chihota | 20 September 2018 | 75 Views

PHOTO: Chiwenga's hand swollen

by Staff Reporter | 20 September 2018 | 194 Views

Mnangagwa arrives in New York

by Staff reporter | 20 September 2018 | 104 Views

Zimbabwe's impressive cabinet line-up under a severe parliamentary vaccuum

by Reginald Thabani Gola. | 19 September 2018 | 350 Views

Mnangagwa boycott the way to go, says MDC veterans

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 376 Views

Mudede hunts down staffer who revealed blacklist

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 452 Views

'Mnangagwa inherits Mugabe's anti-Gukurahundi traits'

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 246 Views

Mnangagwa snubbing the way to go

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 224 Views

Shame on you MDC MPs

by Munya Shumba | 19 September 2018 | 207 Views

Kariba on high Cholera alert

by John T Chirinda | 19 September 2018 | 149 Views

Parent involvement helps students to do well

by Agencies | 19 September 2018 | 128 Views

$6000 salary for MPs

by Staff Reporter | 19 September 2018 | 296 Views

Mnangagwa tours Glen View cholera centre

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 169 Views

Unresolved ethnicity conflict haunts Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 131 Views

Bulawayo's 'foreign' mayor remains unfazed

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 164 Views

Court defers ruling on Nduna's Chegutu West win

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 163 Views

Zoey SA bound

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 126 Views

Gukurahundi seeks to eclipse Intwasa

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 119 Views

Gukurahundi documentary deemed to be carrying inflammatory information

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 137 Views

Models at Prophet Magaya Prayer Mountain

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 165 Views

Chamisa turns down Parly invite

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 266 Views

Chamisa can only have an effective protest if all his MPs boycot Parliament

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 209 Views

Local govt has crossed difficult path since year 2000

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 125 Views

Ecocash and swipe are gradually being phased out

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 308 Views

So much hate in Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa needs to unite people - Mliswa

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 332 Views

Chamisa's MPs walk out on Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 194 Views

Mnangagwa must consider Mthuli Ncube's proposals

by Editorial - newsday | 19 September 2018 | 219 Views

Mnangagwa rejects Mines Bill

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 174 Views