Mugabe, 94, ‘Unable To Walk’ After Being Hospitalised In Singapore

Mugabe, 94, ‘Unable To Walk’ After Being Hospitalised In Singapore

By Wires | The Trent on November 26, 2018
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Zimbabwe’s general election pits 75-year-old president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, against 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa. Video: Reuters
Zimbabwe’s general election pits 75-year-old president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, against 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa. | Reuters

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwe’s ex-leader is in Singapore for medical care and now unable to walk because of ill health and old age, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Mnangagwa told his ZANU-PF party supporters at a rally that the 94-year-old Mugabe had been receiving medical care in Singapore for the past two months.

“He (Mugabe) is now old. Of course, he now is unable to walk but whatever he asks for we will provide,” Mnangagwa told hundreds of supporters in Mugabe’s home area of Zvimba, about 100 km (60 miles) west of the capital Harare.

“We are looking after him. He is the founding father of the nation of Zimbabwe. He is our founding father of free Zimbabwe.”

He said Mugabe was expected back in the country at the end of this month.

“He should have been back on October 25, 2018, but his health was not yet good,” Mnangagwa said.

“But on Friday, November 23, 2018, we got a message that he thinks he is getting better. He will come back on November 30, 2018.”

This month marked a year after Mugabe was toppled in a brief military intervention to end his 37-year grip on power.

Mnangagwa took over from Mugabe and was elected in disputed July 30, 2018, elections. He has vowed to revive Zimbabwe’s ailing economy by attracting much needed foreign direct investment.

Read more at BBC News

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