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President Mugabe sleeps during Trumps speech – UN summit


This came only two days after he was shown by international channels sleeping most of the time at the gathering of world leaders when President Donald Trump was giving his first address at the UN since his election into office last year.

President Mugabe

ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe yesterday further exposed his frailty at the United Nations General Assembly UN where he staggered out of the conference room after giving his speech at the 72nd session of the world body.

The 93- year-old leader, who took to the podium with speed, found the going tough as he stepped down from the podium and got the assistance of aides to walk him out of the conference room. TV footage showed Mugabe being led by the hand while he groped along the wall as he staggered away from the conference.


Most Zimbabweans who watched Mugabe’s address at the UN said it was high time the old man stepped down to pave way for fresh blood.

Jacob Mafume, spokesman for the opposition People’s Democratic Party, said Mugabe was now a liability.

“We should hang our heads in shame. As Zimbabweans we have failed to retire this old man. We also allow this old man to parade himself on the world stage giving stale speeches to an ignoring world. The man should be in an old people’s home,” said Mafume.

Zimbabwe National Students Union secretary general Makomborero Haruzivishe concurred with Mafume, saying  Mugabe was an embarrassment to their country

“It is a clarion call for us Zimbabweans to rise up and save our nation and future which is now in [a] staggering mode for it is all clear that he (Mugabe) is staggering with whole nation to his grave,” said the student leader.

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