Ailing Mugabe dumps Sadc, heads for Dubai

President Robert Mugabe last night dumped the ongoing 36th Sadc Heads of States and Government Summit which ends today in Swaziland and headed back home, amid speculative reports of ill health, NewsDay has learnt.

Source: Ailing Mugabe dumps Sadc, heads for Dubai – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 31, 2016

By Everson Mushava

The 92-year-old Zanu PF leader landed at Harare International Airport at 1944hrs and was reportedly scheduled to leave for Dubai around 0100hrs this morning.

Mugabe left for Swaziland on Monday and was scheduled to stay until the summit closure today.

An impeccable government source said: “The President will be leaving Harare tomorrow (today) early morning around 1am to Dubai for medical attention.”

Mugabe has been frequenting the Middle East in the past years for treatment as his health continues to deteriorate due to advanced age and a punishing work schedule, although his Zanu PF party insists he was “as fit as a fiddle”.

Both Information minister Christopher Mushohwe and Presidential spokesperson George Charamba could not be reached for comment last night as their mobile phones went unanswered.


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    mandevu 6 years ago

    just has to drop off another suitcase of US dollars

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    Simba 6 years ago

    Hopefully his next trip will be to heroes acre.

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    Tokoloshe 6 years ago

    He! He! He! The baba jukwa Tokoloshe is carrying out exactly that which he has been telling us!! He! He! He! The Tokoloshe is now after Mugabe. This is now a serious Baba Jukwa Tokoloshe business. We need to be patient whilst the Tokoloshe goes about this serious Gukuruhundi mission of Justice. Never mind The Hague – this is the time for real Tokoloshe action. Dubai or no Dubai – the clock is ticking merrily!

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    Tokoloshe is right – The time is fast running out – we will wait – not for long – the good spirits are gathering!

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    i am not the one 6 years ago

    All this talk of spirits and ancestors is the kind of rubbish which will impede Zimbabwe, and Africa as a whole, no matter who is in charge. Absolute rubbish which belongs in the stone age