National Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire says President Mnangagwa is lying about his predecessor Robert Mugabe’s health.
Mawarire was responding to journalist Brezh Malaba’s tweet on the passing on of former United States president George H. Bush. Malaba compared Mugabe and Bush saying:
A tale of two presidents. Robert Gabriel Mugabe and George Herbert Walker Bush. Bush, the 41st US President, died a few hours ago. Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s liberator-turned-despot, is seriously ill in Singapore. These gentlemen were once close buddies, sharing tea in Washington DC. When he was Reagan’s deputy, Bush invited Bob to DC. Bush agreed to fund healthcare but refused to fund land reform. Bob sulked. When Bush’s son, George W, became 43rd President, he upheld his dad’s refusal to fund land reform. Zim deteriorated. US-Zim relations changed forever.
However, Mawarire said Mugabe is not seriously ill in Singapore and told Malaba not to rely on Mnangagwa as a reliable source. Said Mawarire:
This comparison is limping, Pres Mugabe isn’t “seriously ill in Singapore “, don’t use ED as a reliable source, you have been in journalism long enough to know ED lies more than he tells the truth.
Mnangagwa told Zanu-PF supporters during a Thank You rally last Saturday that Mugabe is no longer able to walk. Mugabe’s successor said the 94-year-old has been in hospital in Singapore for the past two months.