Robert Mugabe has proclaimed that elections will be held before March next year, amid concerns he could make another one of his unilateral decisions, despite the unity government.
The ageing Mugabe told his ZANU PF’s National Consultative Assembly that elections would only be held after a new constitution has been adopted, but that it must be by March.
‘We cannot go beyond March next year. I will definitely announce the date. Once I announce the date, everyone will follow. I have the constitutional right to name an election date with the GPA (Global Political Agreement) or no GPA,’ he said.
This declaration on elections comes after reports that Mugabe is suffering from terminal cancer and is expected to die within two years. The latest Wikileaks documents reveal that Mugabe was diagnosed with prostate cancer and warned by doctors in 2008 that he had only five years to live.
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