Wheelchair as belated birthday gift for Mugabe

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday received a belated birthday present befitting of his advanced age – a motor-controlled wheelchair.

The Zimbabwean leader, 93, got the “mobile chair” from his cabinet ministers during a ceremony held at State House in Harare.

The ministers said the wheelchair is meant to make it easy for Africa’s oldest leader to “navigate his way around the office and at home.”

Mugabe has lately struggled to walk, often  becoming an embarrassment to his countrymen during foreign visits.

The present comes about a month after First Lady Grace Mugabe boasted that her husband will rule the southern African country “even from the grave”.


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