Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Monday had a heated exchange with three Europeans, whose identity or profession were not disclosed, as they accosted him on his way out of the plenary session of the on-going African Union heads of state summit.
Witnesses to the incident said that two of the Europeans, one of whom was carrying a digital camera, intercepted Mugabe upon leaving the conference room and they engaged him in discussions.
Suddenly, the source added, one of the Europeans raised his voice without any perceptible reason, while the other one kept filming quietly.
The President’s bodyguard, at this stage, intervened, trying to repel the European, who had come closer to his boss, but he was ignored by the European, who kept heckling the Zimbabwean president, forcing him to retrace his steps back into the conference room.
It was at this point that a third European emerged and he in turn heckled Mugabe, who resigned to fate before the intervention of an Egyptian security guard who came in between the trio.
Following the Egyptian security guard’s intervention, the Zimbabwean President joined others in the room while the three Europeans quietly returned to their place, the source said. Panapress .