Mugabe flies in doctors from Singapore

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe reportedly flew in four doctors from Singapore to attend to him ahead of the Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day commemorations, it has emerged. ‘

Source: Mugabe flies in doctors from Singapore – The Zimbabwe Independent August 12, 2016

By Elias Mambo

Mugabe (92) is battling prostate cancer and eye problems. He frequently travels to Singapore for treatment at the state-of-the-art Gleneagles Hospital.

Government sources said the doctors arrived last week and treated Mugabe ahead of his public appearance at the National Heroes Acre on Monday where he officiated on Heroes Day.

Mugabe also officiated at the Defence Forces Day commemorations at the National Sports Stadium on Tuesday.

“Mugabe’s health continues to be of concern and authorities felt he needed to be seen by his doctors before officiating at the Heroes and Defence Forces events,” a government official. “He is supposed to undergo a urinary tract surgical operation in Singapore soon.”

Mugabe last travelled to Singapore on June 2 after attending the 8th summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in Papua New Guinea.

He also visited the Far East country after attending the Fort Hare University centenary celebrations on May 22.
Government sources also said that Mugabe was spending less time in the office due to the combination of old age and ill-health which has slowed him down over the years.

His diminishing health status was reflected by his dramatic fall at the Harare International Airport in January last year while returning from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he had taken over the rotational African Union chairmanship. He tumbled while getting off from a podium after addressing ministers, security service chiefs and Zanu PF supporters.

He also showed signs of worsening frailty when he stumbled backwards before being assisted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and aides to scale a small step while attending the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, in October last year.


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    diaspora 6 years ago

    While the vast majority of the sheople who went to Heroes acre to celebrate the day with him cant even afford basic commodities, let alone even Panadol!!
    What a disgrace!! (or is that Grace?!!) LOL!!

    # Zimbabweis a lost cause!!

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    ntaba 6 years ago

    This could not have happened to a nicer guy than Robert Mugabe.

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    Yayano 6 years ago

    Instead of making sure everyone gets the best medical facilities by improving the local ones, he spends all the money on himself. How selfish can one be?

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      ntaba 6 years ago

      That is the price of keeping such a living treasure like Mugabe…

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    Dave Rigby 6 years ago

    When is this bugger going to fall off his perch ? I suspect they have a lookalike to succeed him when he does !

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    Doris 6 years ago

    Whatever these doctors were flown in for – well it didn’t work! Anyone listen to his speech?!

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    Mugarbage 6 years ago

    Mugabe flies in doctors from Singapore.
    Watch out doctors, soon they will lay eggs and maggots will be all over you.

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    nelson moyo 6 years ago

    Zimbabwe doctors clearly not good enough !