Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, reappears after medical treatment

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Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:03 AM
Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, reappears after medical treatment

LUPANE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since undergoing medical treatment in Singapore earlier this month.

The 93-year-old's repeated visits to Singapore have heightened concerns over his health, even as he pursues re-election next year. The opposition says he lacks the stamina to run the country and should step down.

Mugabe spoke for more than hour on Friday, telling supporters during a televised campaign rally in the western town of Lupane that he would stay.

He says the majority of people are against calls for him to quit ahead of elections and that the crowd at the rally showed "immense confidence" in his leadership.