FORMER President Robert Mugabe is not seriously ill as alleged by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, National Patriotic Front Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire has revealed.
Mawarire’s statement comes at a time when Mnangagwa told attendees at a rally in Zvimba that Mugabe was wheelchair bound and unable to walk.
President Robert Mugabe is not seriously ill in Singapore, Do not use Emmerson Mnangagwa as a reliable source. You have been in journalism long enough to know ED lies more than he tells the truth. Mawarire said responding to Seasoned journalist Brezh Malaba who had done a comparison between the late George Bush and the allegedly ill Mugabe.
Mugabe was expected back in the country from Singapore on 30 November but there is still no word about him.
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 100km 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 should have been back on October 25 but his health was not yet good,” Mnangagwa said.
“But yesterday we got a message that he thinks he is getting better. He will come back on 30 November.”