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A spent Mugabe snoozes as the more alert former Zambia president Kenneth Kaunda (R), who at 93 is the same age as him, looks on.

Power Games: An Ever-Frailer Mugabe, Hated First Lady, And Fear That Zimbabwe Could Burn

According to a new survey almost 50% of the Zimbabwe population has considered leaving the country.


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Only Mugabe (L) and Malawi's Kamuzu Banda (R) have managed to defy the odds and rule into their 90s. Banda nearly clocked 100.

Mugabe In The League Of Extraordinary Old Gentlemen: Will He Equal Malawi’s Kamuzu Banda?

Mugabe’s longevity is remarkable, considering that he has two agemates in Africa who left office long ago: Daniel arap Moi of Kenya and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia were both born in 1924, like Mugabe.