November 17, 2017 / 9:56 AM / a month ago

Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since coup

HARARE, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived at a university graduation ceremony in the capital on Friday, his first public appearance since a military seizure of power that political sources say is aimed at ending his 37 years in office.

Wearing a blue and yellow academic gown and mortar board hat, the 93-year-old sat in large wooden chair at the front the hall. He was greeted by ululations from the crowd as he declared the ceremony open. (Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Ed Cropley and; Editing by James Macharia)

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