I've no regrets, says Robert Mugabe
31 July 2013, 12:10
Cape Town - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he has
no regrets from his 33 years in charge of the southern African country.
Mugabe said this during an interview with itv.com on the eve
of watershed elections currently underway in Zimbabwe.
"No, regret. I don’t have regrets at all, none," said the 89
year old veteran leader who is seeking to extend his rule.
Mugabe reiterated the statement he made at a press
conference at the state house in Harare on Tuesday that his party had never
"That's a foreign word - 'rigging'. We've never ever rigged
an election. This is not the first time we are voting. We started in 1980,
every five years we've done elections. They've never ever ever [been rigged] -
that I can assure you" Mugabe said.
Mugabe also blamed Britain of many of Zimbabwe’s problems
"Really condemnation by us of Britain and mainly of the
government of Mr Blair. He is the one who caused it. He didn’t want dialogue,"
He however, said Zimbabwe was ready to normalise relations
"If the British people would want us to be related to them
once again, we are free, we’re open. We never, never have taken a stance of
hate," said Mugabe.