Harare –In what appears to be a fashion competition with his sons, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe debuted a dramatically short new haircut at a National Heroes Acre burial in Harare on Wednesday, setting tongues wagging.
He sported what looked like a shaved head as he addressed mourners at the burial of Retired Brigadier-General James Murozvi at the national shrine in Harare.
With his dark glasses and dark suit, the Zimbabwean president was almost unrecognisable.
Prominent Zimbabwe journalist @BrezhMalaba suggested the new hairdo “shaved off 20 years” from Mugabe’s appearance.
Malaba tweeted: “Robert Mugabe never ceases to amaze! He has emerged clean-shaven at Heroes’ acre. He looks 20 years younger!”
Tweeted @Dobie_M: “He has a bald haircut. Might be first time I’ve seen him bald. Is this breaking news?”