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Mugabe family pleads for prayers


The Mugabe family yesterday pleaded with the nation to pray for President Robert Mugabe’s ailing sister — Bridget — who has been unconscious for over a year at a government hospital.

Bridget collapsed at the National Heroes’ Acre during the burial of her elder sister Sabina in August last year.

Her nephew, Leo Mugabe, yesterday said there was no change in her condition, adding: “She now needs prayers from everyone, even from you (reporters). She is unconscious, but the body looks healthy. She is not talking and at times she opens her eyes. It now needs real prayers, not political prayers, for her to recover.”

Bridget collapsed as her sister’s body was being carried to its final resting place and was whisked away by property mogul Phillip Chiyangwa soon after former Deputy Health minister Edwin Muguti attended to her. But in an interesting turn of events, Leo said his aunt was never in a coma, but simply unconscious.

“She is not in a coma, she is just unconscious, meaning she is not fully conscious,” he said. Unconsciousness is defined as “lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception”.

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