ZAPU president Dumiso Dabengwa is in South Africa where he went for medical care in December 2018. Dabengwa was airlifted to South Africa after his health had deteriorated.
This was revealed by Zapu national spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa in an interview with Southern News. Said Maphosa:
I can confirm he is facing health challenges but he has been attended to by South African doctors and he is in good spirits.
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He is not admitted to the hospital. Neither is he bed-ridden. He was supposed to undergo an operation but it was deferred for medical reasons. We wait for the new dates while he is at his home in South Africa. He is the usual DD we all know, in his high spirits.
In a related matter, Maphosa claimed that soldiers and police officers came looking for him at his home and he escaped by jumping over the durawall:
As they (soldiers and police officers) were at the gate trying to gain entry, I hurriedly sneaked out by jumping the precast wall into the neighbour’s yard and fled.
I was never part of the demonstrations so it dawned on me the regime could be having a hit list and were using the stay-away as cover for targeted persecutions.
Maphosa said that he is in Namibia where does not feel safe. He is fearful that state security agents could follow him there.