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WATCH: 'Almighty' Mugabe slowly walks Ghana red carpet

2017-03-07 10:27
Robert Mugabe (File: AFP)

Robert Mugabe (File: AFP)

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Harare - Here he is: Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, just returned from seeing his doctors in Singapore, cautiously walks the red carpet in Ghana. And everyone's watching his feet.

In a clip posted by Pulse Ghana, Mugabe is shown tightly surrounded by officials as he walks, arms swinging, and his trademark red tie clearly visible.

"The almighty Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe joins Ghana to celebrate 60 years of independence!" said @PulseGhana.

Watch the video below. 

Mugabe's spokesperson defended this no-doubt-expensive trip undertaken less than 24 hours after the his return from Singapore. It was "a legitimate spending", George Charamba told state media on Monday.

Mugabe appears to have a very slight limp in the clip. But as one Twitter user pointed out: "If we're keeping it real he walks extremely well for 93."

Zimbabwe's official Herald newspaper reported on Tuesday that delegates at Ghana's 60th independence anniversary celebrations rose to their feet cheering when Mugabe arrived - proof, said the paper, that the president's "popularity as an African icon continues to rise".

Read more on:    robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  ghana  |  west africa  |  southern africa

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