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President Mugabe addresses the scores of people that gathered at the airport upon his arrival today

President Mugabe addresses the scores of people that gathered at the airport upon his arrival today. (Pics by Tawanda Mudimu)

President Mugabe returned home from his annual leave in the Far East this afternoon and was welcomed by thousands of people at Harare International Airport.

President Mugabe, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the ruling Zanu PFparty’s President and First Secretary, castigated former Secretary for Administration Cde  Didymus Mutasa for his futile efforts to reject the resolutions passed at the Zanu-PF Sixth People’s Congress in December last year.

Part of the crowd that gathered at the airport to welcome President Mugabe

Part of the crowd that gathered at the airport to welcome President Mugabe

He described Cde Mutasa as a “stupid fool who cannot be corrected” while several party supporters had placards denouncing the former Manicaland self styled godfather. Some of the placards read, ”Stop It Didymus!”

President returned alone and indicated that the First Lady, Amai Grace Mugabe had remained behind after falling ill and is likely to come next month.