- Robert Mugabe has expressed his discontent with the current Zimbabwean government and how he has been treated by the administration
- The former president said he was promised an amount of $10 million and two resort homes and thus far the government has refused to pay for those houses
- Mugabe also sensationally backed the official opposition MDC party and said he would never vote for his former ZANU-PF party
The former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has once again publicly expressed his discontent with the country’s current government. Mugabe has lashed out at the current administration for failing to pay his full pension. Mugabe was speaking to members of the media from his Blue Roof Mansion residence in Harare.
According to Mugabe, he was promised a pension of $10 million and two resort homes as part of the deal which saw him resign from office last November. Mugabe revealed that he went to a pension office and was told that the government had not paid for the resort homes.
Mugabe also told the gathered members of the media that his current home, the fabled Blue Roof Mansion, was falling apart because the government had failed to pay for maintenance or any type of upkeep at the property.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the former president sensationally backed the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party to win the election. Mugabe said he would never vote for his former ZANU-PF party again.
Mugabe said he could not give his vote to the party which had inflicted all this pain, suffering and torment on him.
Mugabe noted that he would make his choice from one of the other 22 candidates taking part in the election which is being held on Monday. Mugabe said it was a long list and he had not had the opportunity to study all the names, but he was familiar with some of the names.
BusinessDay.co.za reported that Mugabe said Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the MDC, seemed like he was doing well. Mugabe said he wished whoever wins the election well.
Chamisa welcomed Mugabe’s support and said every single vote was critical in his quest to win the election. Chamisa dismissed the power of Mugabe’s endorsement and said the former leader probably did not have much political influence left.
EWN.co.za reported that Mugabe’s controversial wife, Grace Mugabe, was by his side and at times helped him with certain phrases and amounts. She helped him when he seemed to forget how much pension money he was due.
Mugabe finished by thanking the Zimbabwean government for helping him charter regular flights to Singapore where he undergoes regular medical treatments and check-ups.
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