HARARE Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has remaining the region for health-related checks in Singapore, the governing administration reported in a assertion, about two months after his prior these vacation to the south Asian nation.
Aged 93, Mugabe is the only leader the southern African region has identified considering the fact that independence in 1980, and his wellness is a very hot topic forward of a presidential election scheduled for upcoming yr that he is owing to contest.
He flew to Singapore late on Monday. The Ministry of Info reported he was envisioned to return dwelling at the weekend.
Mugabe now struggles to walk, with security aides forming a human defend all around him in public, often building it difficult for reporters to film or get pictures of him.
Final week at a Environment Economic Forum Summit in South Africa, Mugabe sat slumped in his chair, wringing his hands, as he advised a panel dialogue in a small murmur that his region was not a “fragile state”.
Critics say his infirmities make him unfit to hold place of work but he continues to exercising limited handle above his ZANU-PF occasion. In February he reported the occasion and Zimbabwe’s persons observed no viable alternate prospect to him for upcoming year’s elections.
(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe enhancing by John Stonestreet)