Mugabe lashes out at 'western forces'

The Zimbabwean president was speaking at the centenary celebrations at the University of Fort Hare.

South African President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe made their way through the University of Fort Hare sports complex and onto stage to the singing and cheering of the audience. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at what he says are western forces interfering in African affairs.

He was speaking at the centenary celebrations at the University of Fort Hare yesterday.

The alumnus described how the institution played a critical role in shaping the political consciousness of some of the continent's leaders.

Mugabe says black Africans are still battling to overcome barriers placed by colonialism and urged continental leaders to run their own country's affairs.

The 92-year-old statesman also had some words for the US, who he says has been open about regime changes in Zimbabwe.

"That is one reason why I have stuck on, I want to prevent regime change and it will never come."

WATCH: Zuma and Mugabe arrive at Fort Hare.