Mugabe sneaks off to Singapore

Raymond Maingire
he Zimbabwe Times

President Robert Mugabe on Friday quietly left the country destined for Singapore where he was set to receive medical attention for an undisclosed ailment. Meanwhile, it has emerged the Zimbabwean leader will not be among world leaders set to grace the grand opening on Friday of the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Informed sources revealed Saturday that Zimbabwe’s ailing leader had left Harare on Friday evening en route for Singapore where he was scheduled to receive medical treatment.

A motorist who was forced to make way for Mugabe’s motorcade heading for the airport said the convoy was “unusually large”. Mugabe did not travel with any journalist from the state media he customarily does on his frequent travels abroad.

“He normally seeks treatment in Singapore,” said a source. “That is where he has gone to. He is coming back on Sunday morning.”

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