MUGABE in fresh health scare – He is believed to be in bad shape

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President Robert Mugabe reportedly sneaked out of the country early yesterday for medical check-up in Singapore, with his entire family having already left on Monday, top government sources said.

First Lady Grace reportedly flew out of Harare on Monday to organise a charter flight for the 93-year-old leader, who is believed to have been in bad shape.

 

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Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba did not respond to questions sent to him.He, however, confirmed to the State media that Mugabe indeed left the country for a “scheduled” medical review in Singapore.

“His excellency the President left this morning for Singapore for a scheduled medical review. We expect him back in the country next week,” Charamba was quoted as saying last night.

Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko is the acting President.

Sources said that the First Lady flew out on Monday to organise a charter flight from Dubai as Mugabe was reportedly unable to use Air Zimbabwe.

“It’s a tricky health situation. The usual Boeing 767 is awaiting a C-check (major aircraft service) which requires over $150 000. The airline does not have this kind of money now,” an official said. “He could also not use the Boeing 737 because it would require stop-overs every four hours to refuel and other technical check-ups.”

Mugabe and his children who are reportedly in Dubai, have become visitors to Zimbabwe spending most of their time out of the poverty stricken country run-down by the Zanu-PF leader’s policies.

Although it could not be established which airline Mugabe had flown, the Zanu-PF strongman reportedly left the country around 2am yesterday.

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