Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after overseas absence
Published 03/09/2016 | 08:21
Zimbabwe's 92-year-old president Robert Mugabe has arrived home after an overseas absence that led to concerns over a health crisis.
The world's oldest head of state returned to the capital, Harare, on Saturday after leaving a regional summit early on Tuesday.
Flight data showed his plane went to Dubai after the original flight path indicated a course toward Asia. Mugabe has received treatment in Singapore.
His spokesman had denied reports that Mugabe, the target of near-daily protests in recent weeks, was ill.
Police on Thursday banned protests in the capital for two weeks, on the eve of a demonstration planned by a newly formed coalition of opposition groups.
Frustration has been rising in Zimbabwe over a plummeting economy and allegations of government corruption.
Mugabe has been in power since 1980.