Mugabe ‘fighting for life’ in Singapore hospital

ZIMBABWEAN president Robert Mugabe is fighting for life in a Singapore hospital, it was reported last night.

The 88-year-old is said to be having intensive treatment for a mystery illness. It follows reports he is to hand power to feared Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe was flown to Singapore last week after collapsing at home. The 88-year-old dictator, who is believed to be suffering from prostate cancer, flew to Singapore late last month on what his aides described as a “private visit”.

It was claimed he had gone to see his daughter enrol at university, which does not start until September.

Family members joined him on Saturday and, on Sunday, the Zimbabwe government postponed a cabinet meeting due to be held yesterday.

Officials say he will be home tomorrow following his “Easter holidays”.

A British-based analyst said: “Mugabe’s health impacts on Zimbabwe’s political landscape. Everything revolves around his health and his age.”

A leaked 2008 US diplomatic cable suggested he has prostate cancer


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