April 12 - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe returns home from Singapore looking healthy, defying rumours that he is seriously ill. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe returned home from Singapore on Thursday (April 12) looking fit and defying reports that he was seriously ill. The 88-year-old leader walked down the stairs of a white chartered plane, accompanied by his wife and was met at Harare's main airport by senior government officials, including his potential successor, Vice President Joice Mujuru. Mugabe did not speak to reporters and was whisked away in his official presidential motorcade. Mugabe is one of Africa's longest serving leaders and has ruled the former British colony in southern Africa since 1980. He is sharing power with political rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in a fragile coalition formed three years ago.