Mugabe quells heart attack rumours

Mugabe quells heart attack rumours

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe arrived home from a weekslong vacation looking sprightly, quashing rumors that he had a heart attack.

The 91-year-old president arrived late Friday, joking with Cabinet ministers, military leaders and senior members of the ruling ZANU-PF party who welcomed him at Harare International Airport, according to a video published by the state-owned Herald newspaper.

Mugabe held talks with visiting Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang on Saturday. The presidents, two of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, are meeting before an African Union summit on Jan. 30 to 31, a government statement said. Mugabe is the chairman of the organization of African states.

Earlier this month, a website reported that Mugabe suffered a heart attack while on vacation in the Far East. The Zimbabwean government dismissed the rumor, saying false reports that Mugabe is dead usually circulate during his vacation every January. Read more

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