Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said that if he has to retire, he wants to do it properly but he will not be forced to step down by factions.
Zanu-PF has nominated Mugabe as its sole presidential candidate for the 2018 elections.
EWN Zimbabwe correspondent, RyanTruscott, says there are reports that his wife, Grace Mugabe, has been helping him with his presidential duties.
There are suspicions that his wife Grace is already working closely with her husband and may be called to do some of the rallies on his behalf.— Ryan Truscott, EWN Zimbabwe correspondent
An official from the Women's League, which Grace Mugabe heads, was quoted yesterday by private newspaper, saying the first lady is already helping her husband to run the affairs of State.— Ryan Truscott, EWN Zimbabwe correspondent
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This article first appeared on 702 : Grace Mugabe stepping in for husband ahead of 2018 election campaign - reports