Mugabe 'recuperating' in Singapore
Publish date: 12 August 2019
Issue Number: 836
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe remains hospitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa said last week. A report on the News24 site notes that Mnangagwa said Mugabe was receiving medical care for an undisclosed ailment, and was responding well to treatment. Mnangagwa, who announced in November 2018 that Mugabe was now unable to walk because of ill-health and old age, said he had sent a team including Chief Secretary to Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, to Singapore last week to check on the former ruler. 'I am greatly pleased to inform the nation that the former President continues to make steady progress towards eventual recovery and that his condition is remarkably stable for his age,' he said. Mnangagwa took over in November 2017 with the backing of the military, ending Mugabe's 37-year rule.