Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should ‘rest’

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A former Zimbabwe finance minister and current activist says of President Robert Mugabe: “The old man should be allowed to rest.”

Tendai Biti spoke to South African broadcaster eNCA as the 93-year-old Mugabe was said to be in army custody after an unprecedented public rift with the military.

Zimbabweans are hoping that whatever happens next will occur without bloodshed.

Biti says that Mugabe is a “very intelligent man who must know the die is cast.”