Traveller Mugabe proceeds to Tanzania

via Traveller Mugabe proceeds to Tanzania – NewZimbabwe 04/11/2015

HARDLY a week since his return from India where he nearly fell, President Robert Mugabe Wednesday left for Tanzania for the inauguration of that country’s newly elected leader, John Pombe Magufuli.

Magufuli is independent Tanzania’s fifth president while Mugabe has been in power since 1980.

His (Mugabe) friend and mentor, Tanzania’s first president, Julius Nyerere, stepped down in 1985.

Mugabe was invited as African Union chairman.

He was seen off at the Harare International Airport by government ministers including VPs, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko.

Mugabe will join several heads of state and government as well as Nigerian prophet TB Joshua who arrived in Dar es Salaam two days ago for Magufili’s inauguration.

President Mugabe was recently in Asia where he attended the India-Africa summit held in the capital, New Delhi.

A video footage showed Indian PM Narendra Modi helping Mugabe break his fall after the 91-year old leader lost balance and nearly tumbled while walking up the podium.

Mugabe was going to greet Modi when he missed a step and stumbled.

An alert Modi immediately stepped forward and extended his hand to hold Mugabe’s before helping him up the podium.

The two promptly shook hands with Mugabe pretending as if all was well.

But soon after the handshake, the Indian leader yet again came to his guest’s rescue as he, with the assistance of two other aides, helped Mugabe to step down the podium.

Mugabe’s spokesman, George Charamba, later attached a spin to the incident, brushing it aside as “minor”.

The 91-year old leader still keeps a punishing schedule-flying around the world- despite evidence that his body is failing.

In all his trips, Mugabe travels with a huge entourage which includes foreign affairs people, body guards and doctors among other aides.


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    Yayano 7 years ago

    And there goes Mugabe to yet another inauguration. Can’t he see that the joke is on him?
    This is TZ’s fifth president whilst he has been in power.
    Magufuli was 26 years old when Nyerere stepped down and now he is president and I hope he closes his ears when Mugabe starts talking about his useless history.

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    tonyme 7 years ago

    It is amazing to see a failed state leader jumping from country-to-country. The irony is he is going to celebrate democratic processes when he fails to implement democracy among his own people. President, can you see how Zimbabweans have suffered under your rule. A change of the guards is about time. Tanzania is celebrating a new leader while Zimbabwe is suffering with an old one.

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    Mugarbage 7 years ago

    Question: What is Zimbabwe famous for?
    Answer grace: “Victoria falls”
    Quizmaster : Close, but the correct answer is: “Mugabe falls”

    If they raise the steps of the podium by 2 inches, there is bound to be a new Mugabe falls video.