- Mugabe was granted immunity if he resigned
- An informant said Mugabe wants to stay in Zimbabwe
- But, he wanted to be assured of his safety if he stayed
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly untouchable.
Sources close to the negotiation said on Thursday, as part of his deal to resign, the dictator has been exempted from facing any legal charges, and his safety within the country has been guaranteed.
On Tuesday Mugabe, who served as president for 37-years, surrendered control. The resignation followed the Zimbabwean army’s intervention on 15 November.
According to a government source, Mugabe had no intention of living in exile, and wished to reside in his home country until the day he takes his last breath.
The source, who is not allowed to talk about the details of the mediation, said an emotional Mugabe was strong-willed.
Briefly.co.za gathered from Eyewitness News that the source said it was very important for Mugabe to be guaranteed security in the country.
Although Mugabe plans to stay in Zimbabwe, he requested that he be allowed to travel abroad when he wants or has to.
The political showdown between Mnangagwa and Grace to succeed Mugabe, prompted his sudden undoing.
The heated battle between the two presidential hopefuls led to Mugabe axing Mnangagwa, triggering a military intervention.
As Briefly.co.za previously reported, Zanu-PF MP Temba Mliswe said that Grace Mugabe destroyed her husband’s legacy. Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as President on Friday.
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