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'Tired looking' Mugabe seen at sister’s memorial

2014-01-20 10:01
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe following proceedings during the memorial service for his sister Bridget at state house in Harare. (AP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe following proceedings during the memorial service for his sister Bridget at state house in Harare. (AP)

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The new chairperson of the AU, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, is the continent’s oldest leader – and one of its most controversial post-colonial figures.

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was seen in public for the first time since his return from Singapore, as he attended a memorial service for his sister at State House in Harare, a report says.

According to newzimbabwe.com, reporters were allowed at the event where “the tired looking and fidgety leader constantly conferred with his wife, Grace, as he followed proceedings”.

Mugabe’s only surviving  sister, Bridget, died at a Harare hospital on Sunday after spending more than three years on a life support unit. She was 79.

Bridget’s passing provided Zimbabweans with an opportunity to closely watch the Zanu-PF strongman amid rumours he too was not too well, said the report.

Mugabe, who turns 90 next month, returned earlier than anticipated from his annual leave in Singapore and had not been heard from since.


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