On Thursday in Harare, the world had an idea of when the 92-year-old president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, will step down having spent 36 years as president.
He disclosed on Thursday that he planned to contest the next election in 2018.
Mugabe, who would be 94 by 2018, insisted that he would still seek his last five-year term under a new constitution that would see him through to 99 years old.
Reacting to a statement by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, calling on African leaders not to cling to power, Mugabe said he would continue “until God says ‘come’’.
Mugabe is the only president Zimbabwe has known since independence in 1980.