Grace Mugabe may be 'seriously' ill

2015-03-27 12:28
Grace Mugabe. (File: AP)

Grace Mugabe. (File: AP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife is not well and is seeking treatment outside the country, a Zanu-PF politburo member has confirmed, according to a report.

This comes as speculation over Grace Mugabe's absence from the public domain continues to grow.

Grace has not made a public appearance since 8 March, when she officiated during commemorations to mark the International Women's Day.

According to Southern Eye, Zanu-PF's Oppah Muchinguri confirmed that the first lady was out of the country and seeking treatment, but could not give more details.

"The first lady is a human being like any other person... There is nothing wrong with her going out of the country for check-ups," Muchinguri was quoted as saying.

Cancer speculation

News Day reported on Thursday that Grace had flown to Dubai as her health continued to deteriorate.

The report quoted "close" sources as saying Grace was battling cancer.

Grace was forced to remain in Singapore in January after the first family's annual holiday, with Mugabe telling supporters on his arrival back home that the first lady had undergone appendix surgery.

Grace later came back home and said she was "fit" to drive the ruling party's women's league agenda.

She also revealed that the latest surgery was the third operation she'd had, after having her tonsils removed in 1986 and gall bladder surgery in 1996.

Grace dominated Zimbabwe's political space towards the end of last year when she was nominated to lead the Zanu-PF Women’s League.

Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  grace mugabe  |  robert mugabe  |  oppah muchinguri  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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