Robert Mugabe's son posts defiant message on Facebook

Robert Mugabe's son posted a defiant message on social media on Sunday before his dictator father refused to release his grip on power.

Chatunga Bellamine Mugabe, Robert's eldest son by second wife Grace, wrote on Facebook: 'You can't fire a Revolutionary leader! Zanu PF is nothing without President Mugabe.'

Using the name of Mugabe's clan, he added: 'Gushungo will always remain the champion of champions! 

Chatunga Mugabe, dictator Robert's first son with wife Grace, posted this defiant message online on Sunday before his father refused to step down

Chatunga Mugabe, dictator Robert's first son with wife Grace, posted this defiant message online on Sunday before his father refused to step down

Chatunga (right, with a friend) had been living in South Africa with brother Robert Jr before the military seized power, and has not been seen in public since

Chatunga (right, with a friend) had been living in South Africa with brother Robert Jr before the military seized power, and has not been seen in public since

'Proud of you Gushungo. Proud of Dad. Gushungo always and forever to death.'

Robert Mugabe, 93, had been widely expected to resign on Sunday night as he gave a speech from the capital Harare, but sensationally failed to do so.

Surrounded by a cabal of generals who have been keeping him under house arrest, the 93-year-old instead vowed to clean up tensions within the party himself.

He announced a party conference would take place within the coming weeks and vowed to preside over it, despite being removed as party leader earlier in the day. 

Robert Mugabe was widely expected to resign during a speech in Harare on Sunday night but instead vowed to fix tensions within the Zanu PF party himself

Robert Mugabe was widely expected to resign during a speech in Harare on Sunday night but instead vowed to fix tensions within the Zanu PF party

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