LATEST: President leaves for Russia

Mduduzi Mathuthu

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Moscow Russia to attend the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.

President Mugabe, who is also the African Union and Sadc chairman will join 26 other Heads of State and Government, among them Chinese President Xi Jinping, India’s Pranab Mukherje, Cuban President Raul Castro and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Russia on Saturday.

His spokesperson George Charamba said: “This is a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazism. It’s a world event and the President is going there representing Africa.”

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is the Acting President.

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