Friday, 17 November 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance



Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country's army took over on Wednesday.

 
He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare.


Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor.


The military said on Friday it was "engaging" with Mr Mugabe and would advise the public on the outcome of talks "as soon as possible".


Mr Mugabe was cheered by the crowd at the graduation ceremony after he spoke, a witness quoted by Reuters news agency says.


He joined the crowd in singing the national anthem and walking slowly up a red carpet.


Neither the 93-year-old president's wife, Grace Mugabe, nor Education Minister Jonathan Moyo - an ally of hers whose house was reportedly raided by the military - were present.





BBC        News.