Acting Governor of Harare metropolitan province Alfred Tome had earlier in the week announced that he expected at least 40 heads of state to attend the inauguration.
Mugabe was sworn in for his seventh term of office at the National Sports Stadium in Harare today following a disputed election victory.
Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago, Rajkeswur Purryag (Mauritania), Armando Guebuza (Mozambique) the Democratic Republic of Congo leader, Joseph Kabila are the ones that attended.
Other nations such as South Africa were represented by senior officials. The inauguration day was declared a national holiday. MDC-T called the low attendance a “stay away” by African leaders.
The party’s spokesman, Douglas Mwonzora, told The Zimbabwean in an interview that the inauguration resembled a “gathering of former heads of states”.
“The heads of state were in short supply. We had been told over 40 would attend but the irony was that it seemed to have been a gathering of former heads of state because Mugabe belongs to that group,” Mwonzora said.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki and former Namibian President Sam Nujoma were in attendance.Post published in: News
This was at short notice and obviously they had commitments in their own countries ..Mwonzvora kusvotwa nekuti haasisina chekuita ..basa rapera , hehad sacrificed his career for politics ..arikuratidza hasha kupfura tsvangirai !!! He has nothing to say to those he was lying to and now source of income yava yekutryer ku creater crisis for more donor funds but paymaster wenyu Bennett akukuzivai kuti muri ma chancers ..Mugabe has outfoxed you lot at 90 ..what an achievement !!! You were giving my village ku Nyanga a bad name isu vekwa Tangwena !! Good riddance to bad rubbish !!
THEY DID NOT COME BECAUSE THEY FEARED TO LOSE SUPPORT FROM THE WEST. IN ADDITION, ‘WANGA WASINGADI KUGOTA MOTO WEMBAVA INONZWI ROBERT MATIBILI MUGABE’. WHATEVER THE MYOPIC ZANU(PF)SUPPORTERS SAY, THE SO CALLED VICTORY STILL REMAINS AND WILL REMAIN FRAUDULENT AND HOLLOW.