Photo of President Mugabe ‘sleeping’ as Trump addresses UN General Assembly goes viral
New York – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday exposed his frailty in New York City where he was shown by international news channels sleeping most of the time when President Donald Trump was giving his first address to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
Jessie Majome, a vocal legislator from Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Morgan Tsvangirai criticised Mugabe for taking a nap at such an important world gathering.
Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba told the Zimbabwean state-controlled Herald newspaper in May that his boss would not be sleeping but would be avoiding lights from cameras as he had a problem with one of his eyes.
The nonagenarian often travels to Singapore for medical attention although his health condition has usually been kept a secret.
In his first speech at the UN, Trump vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies.