Mugabe has major cancer op

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe underwent what is said to be a major prostate cancer operation during his annual holiday in Singapore, hence his delayed return to allow him time to recuperate, government and close family sources have revealed.

Mugabe, who returned yesterday to a planned rousing welcome by Zanu PF supporters brandishing mostly anti-Didymus Mutasa placards and T-shirts bearing statements like “In support of our supreme leader, Cde RG Mugabe”, said his wife Grace had undergone an operation to remove her appendix.

Although Mugabe did not mention his own operation, he disclosed that he and his family had undergone medical check-ups during their holiday.

However, Mugabe said Grace, whom he referred to as “Amai Stop It” in reference to her repeated attacks on party factional leaders, was admitted in hospital and only discharged on Tuesday. He said the First Lady was still recuperating and would only return mid-February.

Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba yesterday denied the president had been operated on, stating he had gone for “an annual review of his eyes”.

The president apologised for his delayed return saying: “I am sorry
we took a long time outside. We were not here during the Christmas holiday. Mai Stop It (Grace) was feeling pain on her side, so we went for medical examinations. It (the holiday) is also time for us all, with the kids, to be examined to see if we are healthy,” he said.
“But the First Lady was in so much pain … and doctors established that it was appendicitis. It was removed. Doctors say it is not useful although from time to time it can cause harm.

“She didn’t know what was causing the pain, but the operation was successful. She was discharged the day before yesterday (Tuesday).”

Mugabe though appeared quite fit despite evident signs of old age such as struggling for balance while walking and slurred speech.
A close family relative said: “The president had surgery for prostate cancer while on holiday in Singapore and it was a major procedure. That is why he delayed his return. What I can say is that he has recovered and is now quite well.

“You will see him when he returns tomorrow (yesterday).”
Another senior government official confirmed this saying, “We have been informed that the president had an operation while in Singapore, but is fit now.”

Mugabe has been visiting Singapore regularly for treatment since 2011, but his trips have been increasing with each passing year, suggesting deteriorating health due to advanced age.

He has been treated before at the exclusive Gleneagles Hospital, a world-class institution frequented by the rich and famous where “high-end” (rich) patients like Mugabe pay a minimum of SGD10 000 (Singapore dollars) which is US$8 000.

A British broadcasting station, Channel 4, filmed Mugabe entering the hospital last year.

According to Gleneagles’ website, the hospital, part of which used to be a deluxe hotel, was founded in the 1950s and was progressively upgraded, including undergoing a massive US$150 million three-year expansion which ended in 1994.

The expansion turned it into a multi-disciplinary state-of-the-art medical facility.

Gleneagles houses more than 300 on-site doctors from over 30 specialties and sub-specialties. It offers a wide range of medical and surgical services.

The hospital also has a cancer treatment centre, Parkway Cancer Centre, which offers “comprehensive cancer treatment with a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team”

It offers the latest technologies in cancer treatment for various types of the ailment, including prostate cancer, which Mugabe is reportedly battling. Prostate cancer is a virulent tumour that grows in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland below the bladder in men.
Most prostate cancers are slow-growing but there are aggressive cases, and the cancer can spread to other parts of the body, especially the bones and lymph nodes.

Senior government officials revealed in WikiLeaks cables that Mugabe’s prostate cancer has metastasised, spreading to other parts of the body.

Officials at the Gleneagles cancer centre last year refused to confirm if they were treating Mugabe there.

The hospital also has a state-of-the-art eye clinic Parkway Eye Centre where Mugabe, who had cataracts removed from both eyes, was apparently attended to last year.

Mugabe’s right eye gave him serious and visible discomfort in public last year, including during the Independence Day celebrations as shown on the state-run ZBC.

The eye centre is run by Dr Lee Hung Ming, the first eye surgeon in Singapore to perform the all-laser, no-blade lasiksurgery.— Staff Writer.

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16 Responses to Mugabe has major cancer op

  1. Adonis Hudya January 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    What a dodgy character?

  2. Mujibha January 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    We are cursed to have such a dogy character for a leader.

  3. cash talk January 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    Munhu ane cancer makambomuona here nhai vanhu? Pamwe ngatishandise common sense. Kana major operation haisi yokutamba nayo. A fit young person akaitwa op zvinoonekwa even after 6 weeks. Moda kuti old Mugabe vangaitwa op zvikasaonekwa in such a short time?

  4. just saying January 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    If Mugabe is correctly quoted in his description of Grace then he has indeed sunk to the lowest depths. For those who are always trumpeting his so -called intelligence I suggest they ask themselves are they still so sure!

  5. Philip Arlington January 24, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Once upon a time Singapore was no more advanced than Rhodesia. Then it became independent under an honest leader who didn’t blame white people for anything. Now it is richer than the UK.

  6. Ranbai January 24, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    No you are not cursed.Zimbos deserve this man voted for him for past 35 years. You savaes deserve every suffering he causes and more!

  7. Herman Lategan January 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    Why does he take his whole family overseas for a check-up? What’s wrong with his own country? I thought his economy is thriving? I thought Zim was a shining example of progress.

  8. Dek van Smuts January 25, 2015 at 1:34 am #

    Everyone in America is praying……that he won’t recover!!!!!

  9. Shinga Zvaguma January 25, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    God knows, soon he will pluck off evil from our midst. Since the cancer has spread what a welcome development. Regayi Jehova atonge. Asi kutoyenda kunobata mawoko. Nemabasa, awonekwa. Macards totumira RIP. Asi chokwadi chayicho ngozi dzevanhu vakapondwa after being suspected of being threats dzode kutsiva. Chipoko chekaharahwa aka chichanetsa muHarare siku rose vanhu vachitandaniswa nemotorcade then vorohwa nechipoko chachembera. Senility, we knew, dementia of course, insany takawona kutaura kwacho pa airport. Cancer chiwororo zvino kamudhara kanofunga kuti kofa kachitonga. Kutya ma atrocities uye Gukurahundi. Gore rinowuya kanenge koworera muvhu taviga ku Hero’s Acres zvipoko zvemhondi zvogabvurana.

  10. Ndungu January 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    Zim Ind, you seem to know the family members who told you the Pres had a major op, why don’t you just tell us, your followers, their names. If you dont tell us their names then shut up because you cant give us a half cooked story.

  11. kt January 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    one day is one day. his days are numbered. chinobhururuka chinomhara.

  12. ggoche January 28, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    aiwe madziwa awe mazambuko, chisingaperi chinoshura

  13. Matinga January 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    Dont take foto!

  14. GARANDICHAUYA January 30, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    We can’t wish the president’s illness to get worse but rather,we would like him to work hard on our economy & completely stamp out corruption. His endless travels are just an unnecessary expense to the nation.The AU & SADC organizations have nothing to do with our current economic suffering.We don’t need their chairmanship whatsoever.
    We need political stability so we can attract foreign investment.We reap suffering from the president’s foul language…..ZANU PF bootlickers & praise singers are insincere,selfish
    idiots bent on misleading the president for their personal benefit.

  15. ndu February 1, 2015 at 5:56 am #

    They actually castrated the S.O.B.

    • ndu February 1, 2015 at 6:03 am #

      Since when have african banana republics presidents ever done a stroke of work let alone hard work?Not unless you consider looting as work in which case we have to add another dimention to the definition of the word.Power to the people …aloota continua sons of dirty whores

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