Mugabe Singapore visit raises renewed speculation on his health

via Mugabe Singapore visit raises renewed speculation on his health | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu  November 14, 2013 

President Mugabe on Wednesday flew to Singapore, yet again sparking conflicting reports as to the purpose of his visit. On Thursday the Zim Eye online newspaper speculated that Mugabe was visiting the Asian nation for ‘medical checkups’.

In June Mugabe was in Singapore for what the state media said was a ‘routine eye check’. In 2011 state media had said that Mugabe underwent cataract surgery in Singapore. He was to visit again in July 2012, sparking rumours that he was treated for cancer.

However the Herald newspaper reported on Thursday that Mugabe had arrived in the Asian country to attend his daughter Bona’s graduation and was welcomed at the airport by Zimbabwe’s envoy, Claudius Nhema. The Herald went on to say that Mugabe will proceed to join 65 other leaders at the Arab-African Summit to be hosted by Kuwait between 19th and 20th November.

Speculation around Mugabe’s health has gone on for years. It was to be exacerbated by the 2010 Wikileaks revelations that Reserve Governor Gideon Gono had told US diplomats that Mugabe had cancer and had less than five years to live. But his aides have routinely scoffed at such rumours maintaining that the Zimbabwean leader is fit and healthy.

The Herald showed an apparently jovial Mugabe bidding his lieutenants farewell at the Harare International Airport.

 

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    William Doctor 8 years ago

    Less than a year I reckon, and he’ll be toast. Then Zanu will implode.

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    MikeH 8 years ago

    It certainly raises renewed hope that he ain’t coming back, other than in a box.

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    Tjingababili 8 years ago

    IAN SMITH NEVER DID THIS!ON HOLIDAY AT OUR EXPENSE! BLACKSMETH, WHAT IS WRONGWITH YOU! ACCEPT FATE!

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    He will come back after being pumped with steroids which is always evident with his puffed out moon faced shape and they will also give him a burst of energy .
    I hope he kicks the bucket just b4 Bonas wedding and chatunga walks her down the isle or that silly so called footballer junior

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    I heard he was a chicken in the war for indepedance we have chicken outlets in uk called box o chicken ,,I hope the undertaker has the measurements

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    kanyembwele 8 years ago

    why do u speculate, media that relies specifcally on hearsay, is bent on strife, verify yo facts bfor u go online. kana musina umbowo kumbirai vanahwo

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      William Doctor 8 years ago

      @ kanyembwele

      Which of the above facts require verification? He’s in Singapore. He goes to Singapore to receive medical attention. He visits Singapore because a] he f**ked up Zimbabwe’s medical system and b] he’s not allowed to visit New York or London. He’s old, and will likely die soon.

      No further verification needed comrade.

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    Boss MyAss 8 years ago

    IT’S A MATTER OF TIME

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    National Observer 8 years ago

    Rigging health? Rigging life? No ways. One way is certain.

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    Joseph 8 years ago

    I cannot believe that humans are evil to this extend.

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    The president’s health might be or is questionable , ZANU PF members have failed to stand on their ground to have some amicable solutions to nominate a successor for Mugabe in time , should he dies at anytime ,then it will be end of ZANU PF since they are already have factions .

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    zim4u 8 years ago

    Hapana chingapere aivamadziva avamazambuko mwari achapindira chete kuzorodza baba vaka iguva chete tatenda

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    The 2010 Wikileaks reported that he would not last 5 years- how many years have pasted. Its a fact, he went for the Africa – Arab summit. Other heads of state will be joining him. Its also a fact his daughter finished her studies in Singapore, and its possible she is now graduating. Even on the worst scenario, if he dies today the constitution say ZPF will choose a successor for the reminder of the period.

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      gideon nkala 8 years ago

      We dont care what the constitution says. Let him die

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    who’s it gonna be the croc or the fat bi*ch

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    It’s taboo to wish someone’s death. Leave that one to God please.

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    Martin Mukatyei Gurajena 8 years ago

    Magots! He went to Singapore for his daughters graduation which is tomoro and then Kuwait,mazipenzi

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    Nkala, if wishes were horses!!!

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    Kubota Binga 8 years ago

    My comments not coming thru and of course been very critical of most posts here

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    msizeni silwelani 8 years ago

    Mugabe is not sick, his ailments are associated with old age. Were it a normal situation, prayers for his enlongated live could be unceasing. We are being evil to someone who is inhuman, square deal isn’t it?

    Politically i wish him a long live so he too can see a new Zimbabwe captained by Morgan. See a new social cohesion that he ruined through his dichotomous rule. See a new political dispensation, enabling economic environment for all to prosper through hardwork than looting.

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    Boss MyAss 8 years ago

    The clock is ticking, you like it or not.

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    William Doctor 8 years ago

    @ Fungai

    If Mugabe is 100% fit then why is he in Singapore – again. He’s on his way-out, accept it.

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    What if Mugabe dies before he nominates his successor , will ZANU PF members manage to recognise Mujuru as the preisdent of the country as it is supposed to be , i see a huge conflict arising from the two alleged factions , then that will be end of ZANU PF , again will ZANU PF be ZANU PF without Mugabe ?? , i don’t think so , Mugabe will go six feet down with ZANU PF , then it will be a huge celebration to the oppositions .

    Now its all up to ZANU PF leaders to see whether they continue to keep Mugabe on the seat or they step him down in time before he dies or looses his focus , he is an old man anything might happen as from now and that will be a huge blow to ZANU before having a successor pointed out by Mugabe to stabilise what might turn to be a conflict of power .

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      Boss MyAss 8 years ago

      But the great hero will never die. He’s immortal. Satan has renounced him.

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    Shame 8 years ago

    you will all be shamed!
    shame, shame, shame on you all!

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      William Doctor 8 years ago

      @ Shame

      We feel no shame. This is a man responsible for the death of thousands. Many thousands of human beings who died because they looked different to him, or spoke a different language. This is a man who leaves behind a legacy of hate, and of poverty. A man who has built a legacy based on hate and violence.

      We feel no shame. And we will celebrate his death, without shame.

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    HA HA HA, I TOLD YOU SO. DIAMONDS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE. THEY BELONG TO THE “MAMBO”.

    MEANWHILE, THEY HAVE STARTED PREPARING THE POPULATION TO THE NEW PROPAGANDA. IT GOES IN THE FORM OF A HEADLINE IN THE FINGAZ. “DIAMONDS RUN OUT!”

    What? Obert Mpofu had said we have over 33% of the world diamonds reserve. Just after “winning the elections” they come back and say they have run out. We are being prepared to do what we should have done anyway…TO EXPECT NOTHING FROM DIAMONDS! ANYWAY…THEY ARE NOT OURS

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    Pastor 8 years ago

    If governments did not mislead their citizens so often, there would be less need for secrecy, and if leaders knew they could not rely on keeping the public in the dark about what they are doing, they would have a powerful incentive to behave better.
    Change creates fear, and technology creates change. Sadly, most people don’t behave very well when they are afraid.
    Woe, woe, woe… in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.There’s always a part of your nation’s history that you haven’t been told that… has a powerful impact on how you yourself may behave and may believe.People used to behave morally because they thought God was always watching – in some ways God today is the collective, and the collective is watching.

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    Singapore to launder his looting. Soon the earthworms at criminals acre will be feasting this rotten cadaver

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    Redemption 8 years ago

    We may speculate all we want, but his death won’t translate to immediate economic prosperity. It is without doubt that this man is not leaving behind both a tangible and abstract legacy.
    What is he going to remembered for? Stealing elections? Certainly

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    ZimJim 8 years ago

    Interesting that Bob has no confidence in the medical or education facilities in “His Zimbabwe”…. 😉