Mugabe rapped over foreign medical treatment

via Mugabe rapped over foreign medical treatment – NewsDay Zimbabwe April 11, 2016

POLITICAL parties and analysts yesterday blasted President Robert Mugabe and his family for seeking specialist treatment outside the country after running down the local health delivery system, thereby condemning the majority of the population to poor health services.

BY Everson Mushava

This came as Mugabe, who often flies to the Far East for medical treatment, disclosed on Saturday that his daughter, Bona Mugabe-Chikore, had travelled to the Far East for maternity services by “medical doctors she is familiar with”.

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “It boggles the mind why Bona Chikore, who is ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe, will fly all the way to the Far East simply to give birth. We have got some very advanced and well-equipped maternity hospitals right here in Harare and one just wonders why the Mugabe family always invariably prefers to travel abroad for all their medical needs.”

Gutu added: “Although he routinely preaches about the virtue of patriotism, it appears Mugabe and his family have very little regard for local medical institutions. One wonders why the Mugabe family doesn’t just permanently migrate to the Far East. They seem to be very comfortable staying in far-away places.”

People’s Democratic Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said: “This is the one (Mugabe) who claims that Africa is for Africans and Zimbabwe is his, yet his grandchild is not even a citizen of Zimbabwe by birth. The granddaughter is a dual citizen of another country as it is.”

Mugabe and First Lady Grace have also frequented the Far East for medical treatment.

Political analyst Vivid Gwede said allowing Bona to give birth in Asia was an indictment on Mugabe’s leadership and even his patriotism.

“He should be proud to have his daughter give birth at a Zimbabwean institution. What it all shows is that he does not have confidence in local health institutions. This confirms the problem we have always had about the leadership of this country. They don’t trust the institutions they are superintending on.”


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    Piankhi 6 years ago

    Why do anybody cares about Mugabe and his family getting medical treatment outside Zim. If the people of Zimbabwe does not know by now of what kind of leader they have they are lost. Until the people get enough of prevailedged leadership and all the misery he has given his people they will continue to be treated like servants to their master. If the people do not want change. They get what they get.

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    IAN SMITH 6 years ago

    It boogles the mind how 10,000 000 million Zimbabwean people can stand the empty threats of a 92 year old mindless old Malawian.

    What a feeble nation.

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    amina 6 years ago

    When Mugabe became a leaders of Zimbabwe, all medical attention of high profile people including himself used to be attended in Zimbabwe and in some cases government hospital. This is the pain that Zimbabwe and especially war vets have to deal with. Due to escalation of costs these same liberation vets can not even afford to go to local clinics and hospital. They can not even pay for simple drugs if they happen to be found. Yet Mugabe, who they have protected since 1995 and 2002 election has ruined the basic health and has relegated these same guys to die not even affording local medical services, yet himself and his family they do not even attend them, they are too rich and have better places to go. That shows what stupidity and greedy produced in the person called Mugabe through the war vets.

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    reader 6 years ago

    So Bob the 3rd or bobette will be singaporean, Japanese, Chinese or what. By virtue of the fact that he/she will be a foreigner will have to hand over 51% for indigenisation whe it becomes of age.
    well i can hope.

    maybe all Zimbabweans will not get their passports and voting powers back as they also will now be dual nationality.