Former Zim leader Mugabe hospitalised

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Leroy Dzenga

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has been in hospital in Singapore for the last three months, it has emerged.

In a statement on Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his predecessor would be discharged “fairly soon”.

“Former President and Founding Father of our nation, Cde R G Mugabe, remains detained at a hospital in Singapore where he is receiving medical attention.

“Unlike in the past when the former President would require just about a month for this, his physicians this time around determined that he be kept under observation for much longer, from early April when he left for his latest routine check-up.”

President Mnangagwa continued: “Cde Mugabe could be released fairly soon. Once that happens, Government stands ready with appropriate and adequate arrangements for both his return and continued care and treatment, respectively, until he recovers fully.”