- Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, accused Mnangagwa of being illegitimate
- He has been told to stand in front of the court of law to express his concerns
-Despite Mugabes statements, Mnangagwa said that Zimbabwe have move on
Robert Mugabe has been called to step forward in front of the court of law and give statement against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's, if he believes that his administration is not legitimate.
This matter arose after Mugabe reportedly told journalists that the Mnangagwa led government lacked constitutional legitimacy, last week.
He described his departure from office as a "coup d’état".
"I say it was a coup d’état - some people have refused to call it a coup d’état," said Mugabe referring to the brief takeover by the army which led to Mnangagwa assuming power after his resignation.
"We must undo this disgrace we have imposed on ourselves.”
Mugabe also suggested that a meeting between him and his successor could possibly create restoration to the constitution.
Due to the military and Zanu-PF lawmakers, there was an impeachment proceeding against Mugabe, which forced him to step down in November last year.
However, the state owned Sunday Mail reported that presidential spokesperson George Charamba trashed Mugabe's claims, saying that it was absurd for the nonagenarian "to place himself above the entire State and polity, and arrogate power to bestow legitimacy".
"…I can't see how an order which is allegedly unconstitutional gets cleansed by a meeting of two individuals over a cup of coffee.”
"That is to assume that the two, in the sum, constitute the State and the two define constitutionalism.”
"Is this not really an issue that he (Mugabe) should take to the courts for them to determine?"
On Friday Mnangagwa highlighted that Zimbabwe "has moved on" and adding to that he stated that Mugabe "is entitled to express himself freely, as is the case for any private citizen".
"Our focus at this time shall remain on preparing for free, fair and credible elections in 2018.”
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