Saturday, December 17, 2016

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, in power for 36 years, wins party support for 2018 election

Masvingo (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe chanting "tongai, tongai baba" (rule, rule father) endorsed on Saturday the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run.

The endorsement, which is likely to result in his 36-year rule being extended, was greeted with thunderous applause by thousands of party faithful attending the ruling ZANU-PF's annual conference.

Mugabe accepted dressed in a green floral jacket bearing his own portrait and a map of Zimbabwe ....