92-year-old President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has told newsmen that he was dead, but resurrected. The world’s oldest leader, who arrived home Saturday after an overseas absence that led to rumors about a health crisis, jokingly told reporters that he was really dead.
“It is true that I was dead. And I resurrected. As I always do. Are we speaking to a ghost?” someone asked him.
“Once I get back to my country, I am real,” Mugabe said.
The president had not been seen since leaving a regional summit early on Tuesday. Flight data showed his plane went to Dubai after the original flight path indicated a course toward Asia. Mugabe has received treatment in Singapore in the past.