Mugabe, 93, jets off to Iran for Rouhani's inauguration

2017-08-04 07:40
Robert Mugabe (File: AFP)

Robert Mugabe (File: AFP)

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Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in the capital Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Rouhani was expected to be sworn in on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony set to be attended by senior officials from 92 countries.

Rouhani had a landslide victory in May this year. He would be sworn-in for his second term.  

"Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, nine vice presidents and prime ministers, seven parliament vice-speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys from different countries will reportedly attend the ceremony," the report said. 

A Bulawayo24 report said that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be acting president during Mugabe's absence. 

Read more on:    robert mugabe  |  hassan rouhani  |  emmerson mnangagwa  |  zimbabwe  |  iran  |  southern africa

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