The latest visit by the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat to the ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly opened a can of worms that could have seen President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Contantino Chiwenga exposed and embarrassed.
According to a prominent journalist, during Mugabe’s meeting with the African Union chair, and in front of Obert Mpofu, Mishek Sibanda and other government officials Mugabe allegedly stated that he was forced to resign and that the military has taken over both party and state.
Mugabe’s silence since the November movement which saw him stepping down has been deafening, he hasn’t appeared in public nor has he spoken up on the events which led to him stepping down.
Mugabe resigned via a letter read by the speaker of parliament Jacob Mudenda on the 21st of November after days of negotiations in which the nonagenarian was said to be putting up resistance.
Exiled G40 allies Jonathan Moyo and Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao have continued to cry foul and insist that it was a coup and that Mugabe was forced to resign. They have also filed a petition against the Mnangagwa-led government which they claim is illegitimate. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat has denied seeing the petition despite claims that it was sent to the AU and had been received.