Mbeki on Mugabe: The British wanted him gone, not Zimbabweans

Mbeki on Mugabe: The British wanted him gone, not Zimbabweans

- After a lengthy silence, former president Thabo Mbeki has spoken out on the late Robert Mugabe

- The veteran politician claims that the British, not Zimbabweans, had been the drivers of the Zimbabwean politician's removal

- Mbeki claims that he had never met a single Zimbabwean who had wished to see the end of Mugabe's reign

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Thabo Mbeki recently spoke at a memorial service for former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

The former South African president claimed that the British had been behind the push for Mugabe's removal, alleging that they had wanted to use military force to achieve this.

The Movement of Democratic Change, fierce rivals of the ruling Zanu-PF, had wished to find common ground with their opponents and even then had not pushed for Mugabe's removal, revealed Mbeki.

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Mbeki had noted that a 'white journalist' had recently claimed Zimbabweans had wished to see Mugabe dethroned, something that the former president took offence to, to the extent that he used the opportunity to correct the statement.

Coming out of a long self-imposed political exile, former South African President Thabo Mbeki has dropped another Zimbabwe political bombshell, saying not even “one” Zimbabwean said they wanted former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe deposed from power.

The ANC politician had insisted that he had never met a single Zimbabwean national who had wished Mugabe's 37-year-long reign to end.

Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa was recently booed while attempting to address Zimbabweans at a memorial ceremony for Mugabe, in an apparent reaction to recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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