Cape Town — Gabonese President Ali Bongo made a surprise appearance at a stadium in the country's capital Libreville on Saturday October 5, 2019, Bloomberg reports.
Bongo had a stroke almost a year ago, and there have been recurring questions over his fitness to govern.
The rare public appearance took place as his head of cabinet Brice Laccruche Alihanga wrapped up a tour of the country.
Bongo suffered the stroke while attending a conference in Saudi Arabia, and spent months recovering abroad before returning to the capital.
Bongo appeared in front of the crowd with Alihanga and his wife, Sylvia Bongo.