Murerwa on the mend


Lands and Rural Resettlement minister Herbert Murerwa, who has been in and out of hospital, is on the recovery path, Media, Information and Publicity minister Webster Shamu said yesterday.

Murerwa was hospitalised at a private clinic in South Africa for sometime before returning last Saturday, but was immediately admitted at a private clinic in Harare the same day after his condition deteriorated.

He was, however, discharged from the clinic on Wednesday last week.

Shamu, a member of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe together with Murerwa, yesterday said his colleague had made progress.

“I visited him last week and he was very jovial. He was making jokes and accompanied me to the door. The problem has been diagnosed and he is responding to treatment,” he said without revealing what Murerwa is suffering from.

NewsDay understands that Murerwa, who was admitted at the institution’s executive ward, received several high-profile visitors among them Shamu, Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede and Zimbabwe Media Commission chairperson Tafataona Mahoso.

Others including Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga, Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police Augustine Chihuri and Zimbabwe Prison Services Commander Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi also reportedly came to the private clinic on Wednesday, only to find him discharged.