President Robert Mugabe came under siege on Monday in Mauritius as scores of journalists stormed a closed session when it was his time to deliver his speech.
According to Zimbabwe state run Herald which does not hesitate to heap praises on the 93 year old, said journalists had been calm all along when other speakers took to the floor, while following proceedings from giant screens in the media centre.
However, ” all of a sudden they stormed the entrance when the President’s turn to speak came” it said.
“The journalists had been barred from covering the plenary session because the conference venue was too small and were asked to watch proceedings on giant television screens in the media centre.
“But security officers failed to control them when they disregarded protocol and stormed the entrance just not to miss that once-in-a-lifetime experience of covering the African icon’s speech” it added.
Mugabe made a rare public appearance wearing a casual safari shirt surrounded by several aides as he was struggling to walk.