Prez Mugabe's New Look (PHOTOS)

It’s not often that President Mugabe appears in public so closely-shaved.

But as he delivered a speech live on state TV, it was hard not to miss the striking new look.

The private News Day reports separately on Wednesday that Mugabe is due to begin campaign rallies ahead of next year’s polls, and so it's not clear if the new style is especially for that.

Prominent local journalist Brezh Malaba commented on Twitter that it was as if Mugabe had shaved 20 years off his appearance.