Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has narrated his journey by way of 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 “nice 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, terrified of a risk 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 mentioned 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 among his twin sons) is an officer and was capable of seize the weapon and I used to be not shot,” Mnangagwa mentioned.
The report mentioned as soon as in Mozambique, he flew from Beira to South Africa.
Mnangagwa additionally spoke of the try to poison him at an occasion of the ruling ZANU-PF social gathering in 2017 and mentioned he was airlifted to South Africa for remedy.
He had accused then first girl, Grace Mugabe of getting given him poisoned ice cream at a celebration.
“I’m completely happy that final week, I used to be declared poison free. It’s now undetectable,’’ he was quoted as saying.