Mugabe leaves for Turkey


President Robert Mugabe was last night expected to leave for Turkey to attend the G20 summit in the city of Antalya.
Mugabe, who this year alone has made no less than 30 foreign trips regionally, continentally and internationally, travels to Turkey in his capacity as the African Union chairperson.


He will join other world leaders who form the G20, a grouping of world’s largest advanced and emerging economies, representing about two-thirds of the world’s population, 85% of global gross domestic product and over 75% of global trade.


According to a statement from the Turkish embassy in Harare, the AU chair will join South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union at the summit which seeks to explore ways of growing their economies and increase their dominance.

From Africa, it is only South Africa which is a member of the G20 and Mugabe is attending the summit in his capacity as AU boss.


  1. Typical Mugabe, stubborn & arrogant to the very end, what if he stumbles or falls down again, is he not already embarrassed enough?

  2. What positive lessons does globetrotting Mugabe learn from his foreign trips? He spends so much from his ailing economy purporting to represent countries whose economies are far much better than his. Sarcastic to say the least!

  3. This old man has no shame. He meets Obama, Cameron,Merkel etc and say what? He will just embarrass himself , Zimbabwe and AU by making himself a nuisance and falling all over. I hope he is just an observer and will not be allowed to speak and spoil the meeting. Are they going to quarantine him or leave him to mingle with these heads of state? He will just be eyesaw and distract the meeting if left to mingle at will.

  4. The self-anointed hero loves to get on the gravy train and pretend to be relevant and important.
    The G-20 is intended to be for real leaders, not deadbeats and crooks.
    The corrupt Zuma should definitely not be there . . . . .

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