File: A military coup forced former president Robert Mugabe to resign in 2017 after 37 years in power.
HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is urging Zimbabweans to guard their independence.
Mugabe was speaking to tens of thousands of people at Harare stadium, during commemorations of Zimbabwe&39;s independence from Britain.
He has been in power since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980, and is the governing party’s presidential candidate for next year’s general election.
Mugabe has, on several occasions, used Independence Day celebrations to accuse Britain of trying to recolonise Zimbabwe.