He had to be restrained by his aide, but stunned diplomats noted that they were dealing with a president who was too tired and needed to be resting, waiting to be recalled by his maker .
Diplomatic sources in
Mugabe now delicate
“We had a meeting with Mugabe recently and instead of putting sugar in his coffee, he was constantly putting on salt as the President could not notice or taste the difference,” said a diplomat from the
He said Mugabe was most of the time dozing during the meeting and had to be constantly awaken by his aides.
“President Mugabe was absent minded most part of the meeting. However whenever, he was alert, he proved that he was still witty and of high intellect,” said the diplomat.
An official at Mugabe’s Munhumutapa office also confirmed that the 86-year old despot is no longer as healthy as he used to be.
“I have attended several meetings chaired by Mugabe, but of late Mugabe mumbles, constantly fidgets and does not seems to be coherent like he used to be a few years ago,” said the official.
He said Mugabe is believed to be getting prostate cancer treatment from Chinese, Egyptian and
Recently it was reported that the recent death of President Robert Mugabe's sister, Sabina, and the subsequent illness of his other sister Bridgette has cast the spotlight on the Zimbabwean leader’s own health which has for a long time been a subject of many public discussions.
It was said that during a recent visit to
When he travelled to
At public events, Mugabe is now increasingly addressing crowds leaning onto the pulpit and has in recent times shortened his speeches despite having a reputation for long speeches.
Despite Mugabe’s failing health due to age, Zanu PF is planning to endorse him as the former ruling party’s Presidential candidate in elections expected to take place next year after the anticipated conclusion of the constitution making process.
Analysts say, due to Mugabe’s age and unpopularity, even if Tsvangirai’s