President Robert Mugabe, who returned home from Singapore on Saturday, left for Ghana on Monday to attend the country’s 60th independence anniversary.
Mr. Mugabe was in Singapore for a medical check-up. He leaves the country at a time there is a lot of discontent in the civil service over unpaid 2016 bonuses and several other issues.
Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, told NewsDay newspaper that the president was invited to attend the anniversary by Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The president’s decision has sparked debate on social and other media platforms with some attacking him for embarking on foreign trips while Zimbabwe is burning.
Some Zimbabweans say the 93 year-old Zimbabwean leader should concentrate addressing issues affecting his country, like floods ravaging the nation, instead of attending events that won't benefit local people.
Mr. Mugabe spent millions of dollars last year when he made several trips to various nations, which included Japan, Ethipia, Swaziland, Singapore and Botswana.