Embattled Mugabe in first public appearance
November 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the army took over on Wednesday.
He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, handing out degrees.
Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after
a power struggle over his successor.
The military said on Friday it was “engaging” with Mr Mugabe and would advise the public on the outcome of talks “as soon as possible”.
Meanwhile Christopher Mutsvangwa – the leader of the influential war veterans’ association, once loyal to Mr Mugabe – said he should step down at once.
He called for a huge turnout in street protests on Saturday.