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Mugabe Returns Home, Puts Anxiety Over Health To Rest

  • VOA Staff

President Mugabe and First Lady Grace (file photo)

President Mugabe and First Lady Grace (file photo)

Zimbabwe's state run newspaper the Herald, reported the arrival of President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, after a more than month long vacation.

The nation has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 91-year-old leader, following unsubstantiated reports earlier in the month that he had had a heart attack and was in serious condition.

The paper offered a picture of the country's first couple, showing President Mugabe walking alongside his wife, and chatting with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been acting during part of his absence.

Earlier, Mnangagwa welcomed President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, who is on a three-day working visit to the country.

According to the Herald, President Mbasogo is expected to consult President Mugabe ahead of the 26th African Union General Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Mugabe is the current chair of the AU body, but will relinquish the chairmanship at the next gathering.

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