HARARE: President Robert Mugabe has now arrived at the venue of the ZOU ceremony. This is his first public engagement since the military action started.

Mugabe appeared this morning at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) graduation ceremony in Hatcliff, Harare.

He is there in his capacity as chancellor of all state universities in the country.

 The development comes a day after negotiations for him to step down began.
Delays of progress have been caused by SADC matters amid quarreling over bringing back the expelled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, restoring him to the presidium.