President Mugabe has taken to the skies yet again, this time to Maseru.
He will attend Lesothos's 50th independence celebrations. Mugabe is expected to come face to face with Botswana leader, Ian Khama who has said its time for him to go.
Mugabe is furious and for the first time declined an invitation to jump onto a plane to Botswana for that country's independence celebrations.
Mugabe was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and cabinet ministers who include Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, Dr Ignatius Chombo, Cde Kembo Mohadi and Dr Joram Gumbo.
The Minister of State for Harare Province, Cde Miriam Chikukwa, Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga and other service chiefs were also present.