Mugabe: 'Leadership still exists, I am still there'

Robert Mugabe turned 90 today, celebrating his birthday not in his native Zimbabwe, but in Singapore.

His spokesperson denied reports he was suffering from prostate cancer, saying it was a routine cataract operation.

In an interview on state television, Mugabe claimed to be as "fit as a fiddle" but his slightly slurred and slow speech, and languid appearance fuelled further speculation about his health.

The state broadcaster did manage to venture a question on who might succeed him within his party, but he denied there was any need to even discuss such a possiblity.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates his 90th birthday

Robert Mugabe celebrated his 90th birthday at a party-come-political rally in a football stadium, held a few days late due to a trip to Singapore for what aides said was a cataract operation.