His comments got here after a web-based information website reported he had died mid-air on his journey to Dubai
HARARE: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe joked Saturday that he had been resurrected as he returned from a overseas journey, mocking rumours that he had died or is critically unwell.
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“Sure, I used to be lifeless. It’s true I used to be lifeless. I resurrected as I all the time do as soon as I get again to my nation. I’m actual once more,” the ninety two-yr-previous ruler advised reporters at Harare worldwide airport after arriving from Dubai.
His feedback got here after an internet information website reported he had died mid-air on his journey to Dubai.
Mugabe’s well being has been more and more underneath the highlight in recent times, notably after he fell down a staircase after addressing supporters final yr.
He has denied sick-well being reviews and vowed to face for reelection in 2018, however current weeks have seen a surge of demonstrations towards his rule, which stretches again to Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980.
Zimbabwe police introduced on Thursday a two-week ban on protests within the capital Harare, after a string of violent demonstrations in current weeks calling on Mugabe to step down.
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Zimbabwe has suffered an financial disaster because the begin of the century, with ninety % of the inhabitants not in formal employment.
The money-strapped authorities has been sluggish to pay the salaries of public sector staff whereas banks are operating out of money.
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