Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addressed the nation and refused to name the date of his retirement. It is reported by The New York Times.

He said that in a few weeks will preside over the Congress of the ruling party.

Mugabe said that “the era of victimization and arbitrary decisions” should be left behind and noted that events in the country did not affect his position of the President.

Earlier media reported that Mugabe, imprisoned in his residence, the military on 15 November, agreed on Sunday to resign. Today, 19 November, he was suspended from his post as head of the ruling party.

On the night of November 15 in Zimbabwe was overthrown by a 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country with an iron fist since 1980. He was placed under house arrest.

The military brought tanks to the street, took control of the broadcaster ZBC, broadcast which declared that no coup there, but the army controls the situation in the country, and its actions are directed against criminals surrounded by Mugabe, who “commit crimes, causing a social and economic suffering in the country.”

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Mugabe refused to name the date of his retirement 20.11.2017

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