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Mugabe travelled to Singapore, not India
There’d been intense speculation last week about the Zimbabwean president’s whereabouts.
ZIMBABWE – Officials in Zimbabwe have confirmed that President Robert Mugabe travelled to Singapore last week, and not to India as initially announced.
There had been intense speculation at home as to his whereabouts, after he cancelled the trip to New Delhi over alleged security concerns.
Officials are now emphasising security concerns, saying there were fears that disturbances last week at Calcutta Airport might spread.
That appears to be a reference to a bomb threat at Calcutta’s international airport last Sunday.
Mugabe left Zimbabwe on Monday, with officials saying then that he was to be guest of honour at the World Culture Festival in New Delhi.
Social media users in Zimbabwe had already worked out for themselves that Mugabe was in Singapore by using an online flight tracking app.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
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