Emmerson Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe faces 'regime change attempts'
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Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnagagwa spoke in an exclusive interview with France 24, discussing the recent turmoil in his country as well as the claims of human rights violations. He also demanded respect for ousted head of state Robert Mugabe, even though “no one is above the law”.Emerson Mnangagwa blasted the recent protest movement as a “well-prepared conspiracy”, allegedly engineered by NGOS and the main opposition party, abetted by “foreign influence and money”, as part of a regime change operation. Zimbabwe president says his country has informed several others about the involvement of some of their nationals but refused to specify which ones. He rejected claims of mass human rights violations by the security forces and said the rule of law was being enforced against all culprits. He said Zimbabwe would not be deterred in its bid to rejoin the Commonwealth despite the British government having expressed its opposition to such a move.