HARARE, February 20, 2011 (AFP) – President Robert Mugabe Sunday returned to Zimbabwe from Singapore where he had gone for an eye check-up following a cataract operation there. Mugabe who turns 87 Monday was met by several government ministers from his ZANU-PF party at Harare International airport. A seemingly fit Mugabe arrived at around 9:30 am, but did not speak to reporters. Last month, a British newspaper reported that Mugabe had undergone a prostate operation in Malaysia, but Mugabe dismissed the media reports as “naked lies” on his return. Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980, has been nominated by his party to stand again for president in elections expected later this year, which will end his shaky power-sharing government with long-time rival Morgan Tsvangirai.
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