President Robert Mugabe received a rousing welcome from members of the notorious December 12 Movement on his arrival in New York.
President Robert Mugabe is attending the 71st regular session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which began on Tuesday last week.
The December 12 movement members, many who are self-confessed drug addicts, gathered at the Zimbabwe UN mission offices in New York where they held banners praising Mugabe for his “wise leadership.”
The members were recorded on video clashing with Evan Mawarire’s protestors in front of reporters. Activists who had travelled to the US to stage their demo were met with resistance from the December 12 Movement.
Mugabe has often clashed with western governments, accusing them of always wanting to detect and impose themselves in the affairs of other nations, and looting their resources in the process.
Mugabe is accompanied by his wife, Grace, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi, Presidential Spokesperson Mr George Charamba and some senior government officials.
On arrival at the John F Kennedy International Airport, the Zimbabwean delegation was welcomed by Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the UN, Ambassador Frederick Shava and staff members from the Zimbabwe mission to the UN.