Robert Mugabe and his family are set to remain in Zimbabwe under a deal with the ruling party that will see them retreat from politics in exchange for secure retirement, diplomatic and political sources in Harare said.
Mr Mugabe, 93, resigned on Tuesday following a military coup and an outpouring of public anger
at economic mismanagement, corruption, and political violence during his nearly four decades of rule.
During celebrations in Harare following his resignation on Tuesday night, one man told The Telegraph
he would like to see the former president "in leg irons".
But in a possible indication of plans to rehabilitate the ousted president, posters were put up in Harare on Wednesday with the slogan "let Mugabe rest now".
"President Mugabe is now a private citizen. Let’s let him enjoy a private life," said Nick Mangwana, the head of the Zanu-PF branch in London. "For the 1st time in history, Zimbabwe has a former leader. We don’t know how to treat such," he added on Twitter.
Mr Mugabe and his family may also be allowed to retain control of their assets, including the "Blue Roof", the vast luxury Harare mansion where Mr Mugabe and Grace Mugabe, the former first lady, spent the past week under house arrest. https://www.yahoo.com/news/grace-robert-mugabe-apos-remain-194329855.html
I wonder how long it will be after he dies that they get around to investigating his trophy wife?