Robert Mugabe, 95, looks weak and brittle next to his favorite son in grim new images of the former dictator two years after being forced out of power
- Photographs of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe who looks weak and weak
- He is seen next to his family in a wheelchair in an Adidas training suit
- Son Robert Mugabe Jr. posted images while the former dictator is being treated in Singapore
Grim images have appeared on social media in Zimbabwe that show that former president and dictator Robert Mugabe looks weak and weak alongside his favorite son.
The 95-year-old, who was always flawlessly dressed during his 37 years in power as first prime minister and then president, seems to have exchanged his sharp suits for tracksuits.
His son Robert Junior is supposed to have posted three photos of his father – two of whom were in a wheelchair in June and one last Friday – on his social media accounts.
They circulated on Twitter and Instagram and have been published in Zimbabwe and other African countries.
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in wheelchair next to his favorite son Robert Junior in an image that was probably taken last Friday
Grace Mugabe and husband Robert Mugabe with Robert Junior in an earlier photo, probably taken on June 1
The former hardman who ruled in what used to be Rhodesia with an iron staff from 1980 until he was overthrown in 2017, receives regular hospital care in Singapore.
In a photo of Mugabe in the wheelchair, he looks down and shriveled, wears a white beard and wears a black Adidas tracksuit with matching Adidas trainers.
His son Robert Junior, 27, who plays basketball for Zimbabwe, also wears a black Adidas t-shirt in the photo that is believed to have been taken recently in Singapore.
Photos that Robert Junior allegedly posted last month show the basketball player sitting in the suit with his father next to his second wife Grace, whom he married in 1996.
It is not clear whether they were taken in Singapore where he receives medical care or in his lavish mansion in Harare, Zimbabwe.
It is thought that this photo of the former dictator of Zimbabwe was taken last month, but only came to light last week when it was posted online
A family member was quoted by a Zimbabwean newspaper who said: & Of all the children of Mugabe he is the one who spent the most time with him. He has been a rock for the former president & # 39 ;.
It was said that Robert Junior has recorded his father's memoirs since he was dropped in a coup in 2017 by his long-standing protégé Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is now president.
Mugabe & # 39; s last major public appearance was at a press conference in July 2018 on the eve of the Zimbabwean election in which he promised he would not vote for the man who dropped him off.
His relationship with President Mnangagwa – known as The Crocodile – has since thawed, however, and when he won the election, Mugabe congratulated.
At a meeting at the Mugabe Country House in November, President Mnangagwa said Mugabe could no longer walk and was treated in a hospital in Singapore and was not well.
He said: & # 39; He can no longer walk, but we will take care of him & # 39 ;.
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