Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has dismissed rumours about the state of his health, including some saying he died, by making light of the issue after arriving back in the country following a trip abroad.
The Zimbabwean President made an unscheduled exit from a summit of leaders earlier in the week, travelling to Dubai where many believe he went to seek treatment for his health.
The 92 year old dismissed those concerns with his return, laughing about those saying he had died.
“I had gone on a family matter to Dubai concerning one of my children,” he said on arrival in Harare.
“Yes, I was dead, it’s true I was dead. I resurrected as I always do. Once I get back to my country I am real,”
Zimbabwe has been lead by Mugabe since 1987, and despite being into his 90’s, he has shown no sign of being ready to relinquish control. He has been dogged with concerns over his health in recent years.