Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has stated he accepted the election result, adding that the just-ended July 30 election had addressed constitutionality issues since the military coup last November, which catapulted Emmerson Mnangagwa to power.
He was addressing mourners at the funeral of his mother-in-law, Idah Marufu who died on August 31, at the Trauma Centre in Borrowdale, Harare.
He said: “Mnangagwa won. It’s now constitutional.
“It was an election and his victory cannot be disputed. We now leave behind us the transgressions of yesterday.
“Those who staged the coup knew that Sekeramayi was my preferred successor.
“But that is now in the past and everyone must dialogue and unite. We are now in a new era. Let us work together for our country.”