Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance at a graduation ceremony after military takeover [Photos]

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's made his first public appearance at a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare since the military put him under house arrest

FP Staff November 18, 2017 15:04:26 IST
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's made his first public appearance at a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. AP
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Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's made his first public appearance at a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. AP
The military is taking pains to show respect for the 93-year-old leader, the world's oldest head of state, by still referring to him still as the president and the commander-in-chief. AP
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The military is taking pains to show respect for the 93-year-old leader, the world's oldest head of state, by still referring to him still as the president and the commander-in-chief. AP
Friday's event appears to allow Mugabe to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. AP
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Friday's event appears to allow Mugabe to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. AP
Zimbabwe's military says it is continuing talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. AP
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Zimbabwe's military says it is continuing talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. AP
The Friday's event appears to allow Mugabe to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. AP
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The Friday's event appears to allow Mugabe to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. AP
Once on the podium, Mugabe joined the crowd in singing Zimbabwe's national anthem. He announced the opening of the graduation ceremony, and the crowd applauded. AP
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Once on the podium, Mugabe joined the crowd in singing Zimbabwe's national anthem. He announced the opening of the graduation ceremony, and the crowd applauded. AP