Robert Mugabe offered to send his wife into exile in a foreign country in order to retain power, reports South Africa’s Mail and Guardian.
The newspaper spoke to insiders who witnessed his final days in power.
One insider privy to the negotiations told the Mail and Guardian that Mr Mugabe offered to have Grace Mugabe flown abroad in a telephone conversation with Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“[Mnangagwa] told him that he should look around him, that he always said he would leave when the people no longer loved him. Saturday showed him that the people no longer loved him [Mugabe],” said an insider.
As this is an unnamed source, we are unable to verify this.