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Nomadic President on another foreign trip

President Robert Mugabe was Friday set to leave for Swaziland to attend an extraordinary summit of heads of states and government to be held in the tiny kingdom’s Ezulwini town.

Globetrotter: President Robert Mugabe
Globetrotter: President Robert Mugabe

The Indaba, to be held at Lozitha Royal Palace on Saturday, is on Industrialisation and Regional Integration.

It would be the third foreign visit by the nomadic 93 year old leader in a space of three weeks.

President Mugabe was in Singapore early this month for what his spokespersons said was for a medical review.

He spent less than 24 hours on his return only to fly out to Ghana to attend the West African country’s 60th Independence Day celebrations.

The Zimbabwean leader has come under fire from the opposition for his endless foreign trips which have come at the expense of a country deep in economic abyss.

His trips often draw huge sums from Treasury in terms of his own allowances and those of his entourage.

Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti once said Mugabe travels with atleast $6 million in cash which he does not return back to Treasury.

Since time immemorial, Mugabe has been reluctant to send his deputies on foreign trips.

His spokesperson George Charamba has defended his often taxing foreign jaunts, saying diplomacy “does not come cheap”.

“…What they (critics) should know is that diplomacy costs,” Charamba said while referring to those who have condemned Mugabe for foreign travels.

“It is legitimate spending that makes nations states. Diplomacy does not come cheap, especially when it comes from a country of such significance as Ghana.” Radio VOP

  • I hope they have warm blankets for him kkkkk #dreamer he sleeping always

  • Is hi new Mugabe or old one

  • Kkkkkk

  • Chikiti

    Wonder if he misses tea with the queen now that he just visits these tribal kingdoms

  • He likes traveling. If you don’t stop him he won’t stop .

  • Chinofira mundege ichi,

  • Let him go and sleep during the event kkkk

  • Do people honestly expect him to miss a SADC summit?

    • What’s the use???he will sleep as soon as he sits down only to work up after the summit, you are the people who are holding our country backwards this thing is too old even to flash his own shut in the loo

    • I see President Mugabe making addresses to SADC and actually participates in the decision making process.

      This shallow minded look just exposes how ignorant you are of how governance really works

    • Not at all. Let him go and perform his duties. We love him and he is our candidate come 2018.

  • Extraordinary for hosting the old dog

  • Inga wanyora wani kuti heads of states woda asaenda kugoenda iwe here dako. Dzimwe nhau so

  • pakuti Nomadic apo haya kkkkkkkkk

  • What do we benefit for such trip as a nation?, Why can’t you just send the representative for such events???

  • Uuuuuumn Kule wangu

  • What a nomadic liability. It’s painful to imagine that there are functionaries who continue2support this.

  • Kkkk kumba hakusi kugarika here umdhala wethu? Mukadzi anotaurisa uya better mugare mudenga kkkk

  • There’s one trip which he’s going to permanently take