Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday gave a televised address to the nation and confounded all speculations that he was about to announce his resignation.
Mugabe, flanked by military commanders and Catholic cleric Fidelis Mukonori, gave a long-winded speech where he said he is aware of issues that need to be addressed in the country.
He said the military’s intervention was “triggered by concerns arising from their reading of the state of affairs in our country and in the ruling Zanu-PF party”.
He says that Zimbabwe needs to “return to normalcy”.
He has acknowledged that the country’s economy is going through a “difficult patch” and said he will preside over the Zanu-PF congress due to be held in December.