Grace Mugabe slightly injured in “freak” car accident as President Mugabe returns from Singapore

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Presidential spokesperson George Charamba confirmed that First Lady Grace Mugabe was slightly injured in what he described as a freak car incident at the Harare International Airport soon after arrival from Singapore where President Robert Mugabe had gone for medical attention.

Charamba said Grace suffered some soft tissue bruising on the right ankle as a result. Grace Mugabe was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for the bruises and discharged but complained of pain from the hurt ankle. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation also reported that President Mugabe, who left for Singapore last Saturday had returnedfrom Singapore where he had gone for a “routine medical check-up”.

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Grace Mugabe is the Zimbabwean first lady; wife to President Robert Mugabe of the ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). She is also the Secretary of the ZANU- PF Women's League after her nomination and subsequent election in 2014. She is also an established philanthropist who owns an orphanage in the Mazowe area of Mashonaland Central province. Read More

George Charamba is Zimbabwe's presidential spokesperson as well as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information. He's also been reported to be the person using the the nom de plume Nathaniel Manheru which writes a political column in the The Herald. Through the column, Manheru has attacked opponents of his party Zanu-PF as well as political opponents inside the party. Read More

Harare International Airport is Zimbabwe's biggest airport. It is located 15 km south of Harare's central business district and acts as the link between Harare and the outside world. It is the main gateway from the southern tip of the continent into the inner central part of Africa. The Harare International Airport is the major international aviation gateway to Zimbabwe. It is operated by Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and has a 4,725 metre long runway, one of the largest in Africa. Harare International Airport serves a major base of Zimbabwe's national airline Air Zimbabwe. Read More

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