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17/11/2017 13:04 SAST | Updated 17/11/2017 13:04 SAST

Mugabe Appears In Public For First Time Since Coup

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived at a university graduation ceremony in the capital on Friday.

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President Robert Mugabe gestures as he addresses a rally in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 8,2017.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived at a university graduation ceremony in the capital on Friday, his first public appearance since a military seizure of power that political sources say is aimed at ending his 37 years in office.

Wearing a blue and yellow academic gown and mortar board hat, the 93-year-old sat in large wooden chair at the front the hall. He was greeted by ululations from the crowd as he declared the ceremony open.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Ed Cropley and; Editing by James Macharia

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