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My Dad Was Sick For A Long Time - Robert Junior Mugabe

My Dad Was Sick For A Long Time - Robert Junior Mugabe

Robert Junior Mugabe recently said his father, the late former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, was in a bad health condition during his last ten years.

He made the remarks during an interview with local media personality Miss V Candy.

Mugabe Junior’s remarks likely represent the first time a family member has opened up about the veteran leader’s struggle with failing health which was a closely guarded secret during his long reign.

Mugabe died in September 2019 aged 95 at the specialist Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, some three years after being toppled by a military coup.

While in power, the veteran leader would draw criticism from the opposition and commentators over the cost of his regular annual trips to Singapore for medical checkups.

At the time foreign media claimed that the Zimbabwean strongman was receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Gleneagles Hospital is renowned for its specialist cancer services. Said Robert Junior during the interview:

My dad was sick for a long time – over 10 years.

It was a matter of time. So, for those 10 plus years, we knew as a family that dad was sick and [at] any time the doctor can tell us he has a couple of days or months to live.

But that day never came. So I guess within those 10 plus years, a lot was going on; emotional rollercoasters, so we spent as much time with him.

He (Mugabe) came to Singapore for his treatment and that’s when he stayed a couple of months

But those five to six months when he was there, that’s when he was most ill. He wasn’t coming out of bed, he wasn’t walking and he didn’t want to eat. He was sick to the point [where] he was in a wheelchair.

My mom would bath him and I would, at times, come help. It’s a lot seeing someone who used to take care of you at a point where they can’t take care of themselves. It’s painful.

Mugabe was buried at his rural home in Zvimba, Mashonaland West against the government’s wish to have him interred at the National Heroes’ Acre in Harare.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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28 Comments

pumura 1 month ago

wakavasiya vachienda kubasa vanyanyo chembera.and the result of all his sins was death


phil 1 month ago

Bambo hatinei nazvo aienderei kubasa at 90 is that normal ndiye akauraya nyika hezvo vice wake arikuenderera mberi nekupaza nyika .Une zvave kukuvava wadii wazvinyararira zvako.


b3 1 month ago

*If Zanu is not for Mugabe, Sithole, Nkala, Mujuru or Gumbo, then how can it be yours?*

by Multiverse Dungani
3 hrs ago | 523 Views
Anyone who thinks is a Zanu Member, is a proper **** who will never Learn. ****ishness is the Quality to be Unable to Learn, and unfortunately, in Zimbabwe, we have a surplus of that Quality.
Does anyone remember President Mugabe saying a pen cannot override the command of a gun? Does anyone remember Grace Mugabe declaring that she would execute a "Baby Dumping" on Joyce Mujuru? Is anyone old enough to remember Edgar Tekere confessing that Zanu is a club for armed thugs? Does anyone remember that Zanu was formed by Ndabaningi Sithole who later died under Zanu persecution? Does anyone remember Rugare Gumbo claiming that Zimbabweans were supporting Zanu for its vibrant programmes in August 2012?
Does anyone, with a working mind, remember how Mutasa would kill for Zanu? What does it take for a level headed person to see empirical evidence from Margaret Dongo who spent her life fighting for Zanu, but now confesses that Zanu is a mistake for Zimbabwe's progress?
Why would anyone want to be reminded of Enos Nkala, under whose roof Zanu was formed in 1963, and how he died an enemy of Zanu.
Who remembers a proud chap called Ignatius Chombo who used to be sure that Zanu was his Party? What about Webstar Shamhu who invented Mugabe Cremora mantra?
My question goes to a young educated thinker who is still stuck in Zanu. Do you really think you are more important to Zanu than Enos Nkala? Than Ndabaningi Sithole? Than Mugabe? Tekere, Chombo, Gumbo, Mujuru, Dongo, Shamhu, Grace or anyone who has been humiliated by Zanu including Mnangagwa himself?
Why would someone educated beyond grade 4, really fail to see that Zanu-PF has got no friends at all? It has an infinite mass of ****s to keep using, casting and recycling while eroding Zimbabwe resources at gun-point.
Does anyone with a little brain doubt that Mnangagwa and his wife and all their children will end up jailed by a new Zanu leader, maybe Kasukuwere or Mzembi? Is anyone aware that anything is possible in Zanu? Isn't Grace Mugabe more afraid of Zanu than myself today? Has it ever visited anyone's imagination that Mugabe would one day ask Zimbabweans to vote for MDC rather than Zanu?
Which Zanu Leader has ever enjoyed a safe retirement from Zanu without being hunted? Why would Mnangagwa be the first or are we incapable to learn from the past? Show me Sithole accumulated wealth today? What about Enos Nkala? Does anyone think Mugabe will have a single cow to pass to his children in ten years from now? What gain does Zimbabwe, as a country, gain from unlimited Hero-Worshiping? Where is the Cremora and what can we show as a Nation out of it?What do we expect to gain from-PFeee or wearing Rags of Many Colours that our President Weaved For Us? Are we really an educated country?
How can anyone fail to learn that Zanu is far away from being an innovative Party that can bring economic advantage to Zimbabwe, but a bunch of Armed operators who use our Police and Army to accumulate stolen wealth for the leaders?
We only have ourselves to blame if we openly and voluntarily repeat the same mistakes of propping up Zanu even when our soldiers earn less than a garden-boy in South Africa.

Then u hear murakashi busy defending zanu apa munhu wacho is a youth nxa people must wake up and smell the coffee. YELLOW NATION👆👆👆👆 @b3


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Passionet Java 1 month ago

Haa kobhoo Vanhu vazhinji vakafa nekuda kwedhara rako iroro saka kobhooo


#B1 1 month ago

Haaaaa guz ndozvikuitika kna pane amambouura nemukambuzuma Sec 4 anokuudza


ferofero 1 month ago

shamwari my father also died due to cancer
so YOU and ME we are orphans
so whats the story niw
ana Vcandy vakutsvaga mbinga ava remember Vcandy kaimboitiswa naGinimbi that Allion she drives was bought by Biss Ginimbi kugarage repaEastkea paye
so she is hungry for men
she want to draw you clise and extirt you
maslay queen aye
jojo zvenyika jojo chenjera haiwa iwa jojo


pee 1 month ago

hausiwe wega una baba mushakabvu boy,tinyararire apa,nonsense


Screwpata 1 month ago

**** wena Robert Junior Mugabe , umangalisa ngani uyihlo ? Dd u think he was immortal kkkk


Chik 1 month ago

So for close to 10 nyika yaitungamirwa nemurwere aiziva kuti ava pedo kufa.


Nimrod 1 month ago

Tragic. Sadly people will remember the bad things about him. Nhambe tambe inoregwa ichanaka. The oldman should have left in the 199Os


Nimrod 1 month ago

Tragic. Sadly people will remember the bad things about him. Nhambe tambe inoregwa ichanaka. The oldman should have left in the 199Os


Guvheya 1 month ago

Taneta nenyaya yekurwara kwadhara wako. Kurwara kwake kwakashamisireiko


Vote for Chamisa, vote for CCC 1 month ago

NYOKA HAIZVARI DZVINYU


Hong 1 month ago

Ichazviruma

nyika 1 month ago

I will vote for you and look after us from heaven.. don't rest look after zim.. tarisai mukuru neuyuu mukomanaaa mudikii uyuu hapanaa zvino zivikanwaa. umwee anotaurisaaa zvisinapfungwa achiti pamba pega pega airport, umwee akanyarara zvake achitiitaa t****mooo


Robert Gabriel Mugabe 1 month ago

mapfupa angu achamuka


THE FIEND 1 month ago

We are talking of Sewage purification turned into tap water for drinking @Harare the Capital City of Zimbabwe.

That idea was innovated by Savior Kasukuwere and the ZINWA board by then. They tried to negotiate with Bulawayo @BCC and Bulawayo said NO NO NO we will take care of our water.

ery 1 month ago

mvura yese inoitwa purify ichiisa mishonga so nyaya irikuttiko
ku O level tayiita ways of purifying water
so go back to General science hard copy read then comment waane ruzivo

THE FIEND 1 month ago

👽 you are in Bulawayo, the clean city.

👽 1 month ago

ibvayi muharare umo mukushingirire chii pese pese mvura pese pese sewage. wakasungirirwa Tambo here imomo.. takamubuda vani we are enjoying lyf in the outskirts clean water andichatozviziwe zvekuti sewer inodhuka

passion 1 month ago

Saka ma1.....apa mvura yacho haibudi

Zuze 1 month ago

Sure Harare water is recycled, but it cannot be "pure". Muri kunwa sewage, mobika neSewage, muchigeza sewage.

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Yaa true that

hongue 1 month ago

ehe zvirikuitika mune dzimwe nzvimbo

passion 1 month ago

guyz ndokumbrawo kubvunza....ishuwa here kuti mvura yemu Harare...inoita recycle....sewerage Riya roita pure water ?


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