Napping Mugabe 'makes Zimbabwe laughing stock'
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's octogenarian president, has become a liability and must be replaced urgently because he is unable to stay awake in vital meetings, one of the country's senior politicians has said.
Welshman Ncube, leader of one of the MDC's two factions in coalition with Mr Mugabe's Zanu PF since 2009, complained that Mr Mugabe's penchant for napping was making Zimbabwe a laughing stock.
He said the 88-year-old president had to be woken up by Michael Sata, the Zambian President and his staunch ally, during a session of the Southern African Development Community summit in Mozambique. (© Daily Telegraph, London)