Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has described his perilous journey via landmine areas when he fled the nation following his sacking by Robert Mugabe in 2017.
The state-run Zimbabwe Herald reported on Saturday that Mnangagwa recounted beforehand unknown particulars of his “great escape” from Zimbabwe, throughout an official go to to Angola.
Mnangagwa, 75, fled to Mozambique after he was sacked as vice chairman by Mugabe, leaving the nation inside 4 hours of his ouster, afraid of a menace to his life.
“I didn’t suppose it was pleasurable to attend to be eradicated. I left inside 4 hours of being fired for the Mozambican border,’’ he stated.
He stated that he walked for lengthy hours and claimed there have been makes an attempt on the border to shoot him, however the assault was foiled by his son.
“He (one in every of his twin sons) is an officer and was in a position to seize the weapon and I used to be not shot,’’ Mnangagwa stated.
The information report stated as soon as in Mozambique he flew from Beira to South Africa.
Mnangagwa in the end returned triumphant to the nation and changed long-time ruler Mugabe after a cold army coup in November.
According to the information report, Mnangagwa additionally spoke of the try and poison him at an occasion of the ruling ZANU-PF occasion in 2017 and stated he was airlifted to South Africa for therapy.
He had accused then first woman Grace Mugabe of getting given him poison ice cream at a celebration.
“I’m completely happy that final week I used to be declared poison free. It is now undetectable,’’ he was quoted as saying.