Again, Robert Mugabe, 92, To Contest In Zimbabwe’s 2018 Presidential Elections

By Ikenga Chronicles December 18, 2016

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe aged 92 has been endorsed by the ruling party on Saturday as their presidential flagbearer in the 2018 presidential elections scheduled to hold by February, 2018. He should be about 94 years old by then.

The ruling ZANU-PF party made the declaration in conjunction with the party’s youth wing and proposed that Mugabe should rule for life with broad powers.

Mugabe has been in power since the Southern African nation’s independence from white minority rule in 1980. However,a deteriorating economy has increased the pressure on him, and he has faced opposition protests in the past year.

The opposition party in Zimbabwe has kicked against such endorsement made by the ruling party.

“Let us stop fighting each other” Mugabe said, referring to the succession fights that have engulfed his party.

Mugabe, who won the 2013 election that was marred by allegations of voting irregularities, has seemed frail at times but still travels widely and says he wants to live to 100.

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