He is favourite to win the poll, but analysts say he also has enemies - both for overthrowing his former mentor, Robert Mugabe
, and for being a previous enforcer of the Mugabe regime.
Harare [Zimbabwe], December 12 ( ANI ): Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe
and his wife Grace have flown to Singapore on their first trip abroad since the former resigned last month.
, addressing an African Congress, once said democracy can only come out of the barrel of a gun.
Harare: Robert Mugabe
's nephew said on Sunday the ousted Zimbabwean president was in good health and "quite jovial" after being forced to resign when a military takeover ended his 37 years in power.
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said: "How Robert Mugabe
spends the rest of his years is very much a matter for his countrymen."
She said: "The resignation of Robert Mugabe
provides Zimbabwe with an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule."
Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Emmerson 'Crocodile' Mnangagwa (right) has warned Robert Mugabe
(left) to respect public opinion and step down - and said he would only return home when his security was assured.
The protests must begin now, we cannot have another hour of Mugabe," said Zimbabwe War Veterans Association chairman Chris Mutsvangwa.Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's ousted deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa asked President Robert Mugabe
to respect public opinion and step down and said he would only return home when his security was assured.
, who is 93 years old, was in power for 37 years.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe
defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier.
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'under house arrest' in Zimbabwe after army seizes control NNA - President Robert Mugabe
is under house arrest after the military seized control of Zimbabwe, South African president Jacob Zuma has said.