Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe even at 93 still wants to stay healthy.

He has left the country for a medical routine in Singapore.

The trip to Singapore was Mugabe’s first out of his country after being ousted forcefully by Zimbabwe military.

Official said he left Harare with wife, Grace and aides on Monday evening. He is expected to make a stop-over in Malaysia, where his daughter, Bona, is expecting a second child.

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“He has gone for a routine medical trip to Singapore,” said the official, who has organised Mugabe’s security protection but who is not authorised to speak to the media.

“He was due for a check-up but events of the last few weeks made it impossible for him to travel.”

The trip means Mugabe will not be in Zimbabwe when ZANU-PF endorses President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its leader and presidential candidate for 2018 elections during a one-day special congress on Friday.

Mugabe, 93, ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, but was forced to resign after the army and his ruling ZANU-PF party turned against him when it became clear his 52-year-old wife, Grace, was being groomed as his successor.

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