"Some say aah, the president is about to retire and so I should choose a successor. How do I do that. I will not do that. The constitution says I can nominate deputies like Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko ... I don’t have power to do that.”
In a pre-recorded interview that was broadcast on the state run ZBC-TV on his birthday, Tuesday, President Mugabe reiterated his intention to stay in office, saying that he will continue to serve his party, including contesting in the 2018 elections.