Mugabe threatens to pull Zimbabwe out of SADC

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched his re election campaign with a warning to a 15 member Southern African regional bloc, SADC that his country could withdraw amid demands for a free and fair vote.

“Let it be known that we are in SADC (the Southern African Development Community) voluntarily. If SADC decides to do stupid things, let it be known that we can withdraw from SADC” he told a rally on Friday.

The regional bloc,had pressed Mugabe to roll back his decision to hold election on 31 July, in order to allow time for reforms to the electoral roll and that would limit the military’s role in politics.

Zimbabwe’s constitutional court ruled on Thursday that the election would go ahead, despite Mugabe’s request for a two week delay.

But far from being bowed a defiant Mugabe on Friday issued a fiery rallying call to supporters as he endeavours to extend his 33 year  rule.

“You are our soldiers. You have a battle to fight. Go into the battle well armed.

“Go into the battle with the full knowledge that there is a political enemy. This is a do or did struggle. You are not just alone. Your victory will be our victory and your defeat , alas will be our defeat alas will also be our defeat.”
we want to succeed we need a political life” Mugabe is quoted.