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Flight tracking website busts the lid on missing Robert Mugabe

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Mugabe left Zimbabwe for India on Monday aboard an Air Zimbabwe plane.

A flight tracking website has bust the lid on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned trip to India – one that instead took him to Singapore.

All along, it had been reported Mugabe, 92, was in India for the culture function, where officials have been claiming he was set to be the guest of honour for the three-day Indian cultural event, World Culture Festival, starting Friday.

Mugabe left Zimbabwe for India on Monday aboard an Air Zimbabwe plane.

The Flight Radar 24 website revealed that Mugabe flew to Singapore aboard and Air Zimbabwe UM1 Boeing 767-2 NDER, registration Z-WFP.

A screengrab of the image showing the Air Zimbabwe plane flight on which Mugabe flew. Graphic supplied.

A screengrab of the image showing the Air Zimbabwe plane flight on which Mugabe flew. Graphic supplied.

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The plane left Harare at 16:37 hours on Monday and landed in Singapore the next morning at 02:38 hours.

The Zimbabwean leader frequently visits Singapore for his medical treatment and check-ups.

First to lift the lid was higher and tertiary education minister, Jonathan Moyo, who tweeted on social media site Twitter that: “He is and was not in India, as much as you want him to be there”.

On Wednesday, Mugabe’s Press secretary George Charamba in a statement said the nonagenarian had cancelled his sojourn to India, citing security concerns.

“His Excellency the President RG Mugabe, has called off his engagement in India, where he was scheduled to be guest of honour at the World Culture Festival.”

He was supposed to be out of the country for 10 days.

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