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Mugabe in Singapore again

2012-04-01 17:06

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore on a private visit to arrange post-graduate studies for his daughter, state media reported on Sunday.

"President Mugabe left the country yesterday [Saturday] evening on a private visit to Singapore," the state-owned Sunday Mail newspaper said.

The paper said that Mugabe would oversee arrangements for his daughter Bona to begin post-graduate work, after she received her accounting degree last year.

Mugabe, 88, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, visited Singapore several times last year. His spokesperson said the president had gone for cataract surgery amid repeated media reports that he was suffering from cancer.

His health has been the subject of much speculation, especially since WikiLeaks last year released a 2008 US diplomatic cable saying central bank chief Gideon Gono had told then-US ambassador James McGee that Mugabe had prostate cancer and had been advised by doctors he had less than five years to live.

Mugabe's health has been cited as one reason that a faction of his Zanu-PF party has pushed to rush new elections.

But Mugabe, who has already been named as his party's candidate for the next elections, has shot down rumours that he is sick.

Comments
  • Alfred - 2012-04-01 17:18

    Why doesn't his daughter go to one of the world class educational institutions in Zim? Probably for the same reason that he doesn't go to one of the world class medical facilities in Zim.

      Francois - 2012-04-01 18:53

      Why does the Singaporeans keep allowing him in their country? Is she studying how to handle an estate of ill gained former Zimbabwean assets, irrespective of the state or of the people, that is spread accross the globe? Can all the foreign banks who have Mugabe money, please donate to Zim as food and election aid?

      Benn - 2012-04-01 19:36

      Post graduate studies in Affirmative Accounting?

      piet.strydom - 2012-04-02 12:15

      I was under the impression she studied in Hong Kong, and Bob's doctors were in Singapore...?

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-01 17:29

    He is sick, sick in the head

  • Promise Dube - 2012-04-01 18:15

    He is hiding under da disguise of organising post-graduate work fo hz daughter wen its no secret dt his health z failing him.Let tym b da judge!

  • Manford - 2012-04-01 18:41

    old older oldest

  • jamesallend - 2012-04-01 18:53

    the truth ez dat he wil die soon!wht wil hpn 2 Zim ?free mandela nd violence

  • Cleopatra Ruth Joseph - 2012-04-01 18:57

    i don't get why this (sick in the head) old man doesn't just step down, i mean now really... we all know that old age messes with peoples ability to think clearly.

  • Trevor - 2012-04-01 23:22

    Obviously she is going to be the next Zim Finance Minister. Nothing like keeping it in the family.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-04-01 23:41

    I wonder what his daughters thoughts are on him having his people starving, being tortured, killed, raped, rigged voting and starvation (just to name a few) by all his wrong doing? Maybe his daughter is inline to be the next lady dicatoress to rule the country...

  • Chaapo - 2012-04-02 05:19

    Which young person, who has gone through undergraduate studies successfully, needs a father to travel all that distance to her "arrange" grad applications? Since when do people have to "arrange" these things? Either a candidate has the academic acumen or not. Unless...

  • Keith - 2012-04-02 14:42

    Prostate cancer is taking it's toll now, ladies and gentlemen do you still remember in 2008 one of Mugabe' s right hand man told the American embassy that he saw Mugabe' private medical records through his wife grace, it stated that Bob won't see the year of 2013, that's why Bob' s wife has secretly been bonked by Gideon gono becaz poor old Bob can't manage to find erection anymore.

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-04-02 19:43

    i dont know how he sired a daughter when he was castrated back in 78, i wonder which of the many guards he knocked off was actually her father ,mugabe will never step down for as long as he lives , just think of all the genocide and human rights abuses claims can be lodged against him , so long as he is president he is untouchable

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