Zimbabwe Defence Forces chief Constantino Chiwenga, who masterminded last week military intervention that forced Robert Mugabe out, threatened to expose Mugabe as a corrupt mass murderer if he refused to resign after he reneged on his promise to do so during a televised address to the nation on Sunday.
According to the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, Chiwenga and his officials confronted Mugabe with evidence of his orders for the Gukurahundi killings as well as the massive corruption behind his “£3 billion fortune” and told Mugabe that this information would be released to the public and the world during his impeachment proceedings.
“Mugabe was told that ‘if you are staying defiant and arrogant we will release all these documents. You will be humiliated, prosecuted and jailed. Your legacy will be in tatters. The law will be allowed to run its course,” the Daily Mail reported.
“The documents would be handed to parliament during impeachment proceedings to remove him from office, and published around the world.”
The ZDF boss also told Mugabe that his wife Grace would not be protected from prosecution or violence from ordinary Zimbabweans bent on vengeance and would go to jail for a very long time.
Mugabe resigned in the midst of his impeachment proceedings.