27th May 2022 admin Category :
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods during meetings but is resting his eyes, his spokesman says.
“The president cannot suffer bright lights,” George Charamba was quoted as saying by the state-run Herald newspaper.
Mr Mugabe, 93, has been seen apparently sleeping at several events, leading to speculation about his fitness.
He intends to stand in presidential elections next year.
The president is currently receiving specialised medical treatment for his eyes in Singapore.
Mr Mugabe most recently appeared to fall asleep during a discussion panel about “fragile states” at a World Economic Forum meeting in South Africa earlier this month.