Mugabe recovering but Mnangagwa urges nation to pray for him


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President Emmerson Mnangagwa today said that former President Robert Mugabe who has been in hospital in Singapore since April is recovering but urged the nation to pray for his full recovery and good health.

Mnangagwa said he sent a team led by Chief Secretary to the Cabinet Misheck Sibanda to visit Mugabe last week to get an update on his progress and any additional requirements for his full care and speedy recovery.

The team included his personal physician Professor Jonathan Matenga and the Director General in the President’s Office Isaac Moyo.

“From the report the team gave me at the weekend, 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,” Mnangagwa said.

“He is responding very well to all treatment. The team further advised that because of the good progress he is making, Cde Mugabe could be released fairly soon.

“Once that happens, the government stands ready with appropriate and adequate arrangements for both his return and continued care and treatment here at home respectively, until he recovers fully.

“The former President who was in high spirits, and his family, great, appreciated government, concern and continued support towards his medical care and recovery, which we all hope will be more rapid going forward.”

Mugabe turned 95 in February.

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