Mugabe said at his Blue Roof private residence he never ever attempted to surrender power to his wife, Grace but had identified then Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi as his successor. "I will make my choice among the other 22 [candidates]".
Mr Mugabe, who was forced out of power last November, vowed to support MDC's Nelson Chamisa, 40, instead of his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party successor Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mugabe said Zimbabwe was no longer democratic and the country was under a military regime.
Mr Mugabe was ousted in November by the military and would later be deposed as leader of the ruling ZANU PF, leading to his resignation as President of the Southern Africa nation, having ruled it for almost 37 years. "I wish to meet him, if he wins", he said.
'Blood moon' across the globe
According to NASA scientists: "The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere". Thousands of people will be able to see the total eclipse when the full moon slips into the Earth's shadow .
The irony of such sentiments coming from Mugabe-who was in office for 30 long years-is not lost on Zimbabwean's who've been responding to the his statements on social media all morning.
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"The more the merrier", Chamisa said in response to a question about Mugabe's endorsement.
"The army-run Zanu PF is bent on dividing Matabeleland", he wrote. "He [Chamisa] seems to be doing well at his rallies ..." "I was regarded as an enemy, but how come that I am treated now as a nonentity, an opponent?"
Zimbabwe's generals shocked the world previous year when they seized control and ushered Mnangagwa to power after Mugabe, 94, tried to position his wife Grace, 53, to be his successor.
Little separates the two men's policies but Mr Mnangagwa is 75 and represents the war generation that has ruled since independence in 1980, while Mr Chamisa, a 40-year-old lawyer, embodies the hopes of many young people.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has emerged to address the nation hours before Monday's historic election, declaring: 'I will not vote for those who have illegally taken power'.
The MDC has raised allegations of a flawed electoral roll, ballot paper malpractice, voter intimidation, bias in the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and free food handed out by the ruling party.
Syrian fighter jet is shot down by Israel
They were even filmed with weapons to support the government's narrative they work closely with the armed groups, he said. A United Nations peacekeeping force was deployed in the region in 1974, when a demilitarised buffer zone was established.
Lacazette completed his brace and made it 3-1 to the Gunners in the 71st minute with another header that sailed in off the post. The Gunners are now in Singapore , where they will take on French giants Paris Saint-Germain in a friendly on Saturday.
He took a few minutes to get checked by race officials and medical staffs before getting back on his bike to finish the stage. Saturday's individual time trial will determine the final standings ahead of Sunday's parade to the Champs-Elysees.
The Moon will turn red only at the highest point of the total lunar eclipse , which starts around 1 AM on the night of July 28. A lunar eclipse is when the sunlight's path to the moon is blocked by the Earth, with the moon falling in the Earth's shadow .
Safe in the knowledge Quintana was unlikely to claw back his overnight deficit of almost four minutes, Sky let the Colombian go. But given the length of the time trial this year, Dumoulin might need to make up time on Friday to have a chance on Saturday.
Emery (right) was appointed as Arsenal head coach in May. "It's a very good squad on paper and I'm confident for this season". The Gunners and Atletico will stay in Singapore for the rest of July to play one more match.
This comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met in Singapore for a historic summit on Jun 12. Their pay supports North Korea's programs of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, the advisory said.
USA pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey, July 25, 2018. The threat of sanctions caused a small dip in Turkey's financial markets Thursday morning, Reuters reports .
MMAJunkie reports McGregor will undergo five days of community service and between one and three days of anger management classes. McGregor agreed a plea deal stemming from charges following a melee at a UFC media event at the Barclay's Center in NY .
That made him one of the highest-paid CEOs in the country past year , according to an Equilar review of S&P 500 companies. Forbes estimates Moonves' net worth at $700 million and calls him one of the highest paid CEOs in the United States.
Another 538 parents are in government custody and cleared for reunification but waiting on transportation for reunification. Today is the court-imposed deadline for the Trump administration to reunite children with their families.
The minister is scheduled to meet with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and U.S. President Donald Trump made good on his 2016 presidential campaign pledge to fix or abandon NAFTA.
Geraint Thomas effectively seals 1st Tour de France victory
The performance of Geraint Thomas in this year's Tour de France may signal the end of the Chris Froome era as we know it. But he at least salvaged a podium finish after dropping to fourth overall following Friday's last mountain stage.
Hamels on being a Cub: "It's a dream come true"
In the midst of a relatively weak trade market for starting pitching, the Cubs were one of the teams pursuing Blue Jays lefty J.A. The Cubs got the left-hander Friday, trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas.
Dutch halt Viagra in pregnancy trial after 11 babies die
They're two of four global trials. 32-year-old Vicki bradco English, Manchester gave birth to twins with a difference in 12 days. Previous clinical trials in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand did not find any evidence that the intervention was harmful.
Karlie Kloss Shows Off Her MASSIVE Engagement Bling!
In a New York Times interview in March, Kloss responded to rumours of a falling out by saying "don't believe everything you read". This might maybe change if the extended family you're going to marry into includes Donald Trump .