The 93 year old president of Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe was once again found sleeping during the recent United Nations General Assembly while US President , Donald Trump was giving his speech. Mugabe had his head in his left hand during most parts of the speech and appeared to be sound asleep.
His hand was fixed on the translation device in the hall. The picture shows Mugabe surrounded by government officials. It is unclear whether he was sleeping or as a government official once put it, “resting his eyes.”
The 93-year-old leader has been pictured on previous occasions dozing off during public functions and doesn’t seem to be bothered by the rhetoric.
But social media has not missed out on the situation as people have been tweeting about how serious, disturbing or funny Mugabe’s action was.
He is known to sleep at different functions until his spokesman explained to the contrary.According to George Charamba, Mugabe sought medical attention overseas for an eye condition strictly on the advice of local opticians.
“At 93, there is something that happens to the eyes and the President cannot suffer bright lights. If you look at his poise, he looks down, avoids direct lighting,” Charamba said.
“It (the trip to Singapore) has to do with his eyes and often I have felt very, very pained. In fact, I feel like a failure when there is this reading that the President is sleeping in conferences – no,” he told the state-owned Herald newspaper.