Spy boss ill, operated on

THE Director-General of the Central Intelligence Organisation, Happyton Bonyongwe, was on Friday rushed to St Annes Hospital where he was admitted and operated on after suffering from gastroenteritis upon arrival from Equatorial Guinea where he had accompanied President Robert Mugabe last week.

STAFF REPORTER

Gastroenteritis, according to medical research, causes inflammation of the stomach lining and intestines.

The infection can be transmitted through contact with an infected person or contaminated food and drink. Symptoms can include vomiting, fever and stomach ache.

Intelligence sources told NewsDay yesterday that Bonyongwe was operated on and released at the weekend. The chief spy was conspicuous by his absence at Mugabe’s birthday bash at Chipadze Stadium, Bindura, on Saturday.

He was represented by his deputy Aaron Daniel Tonde Nhepera.

“When he left for Equatorial Guinea, the DG (director-general) was not feeling well,” one of the sources said. “Upon returning home he was taken to St Anne’s where he was admitted on Friday and had a minor operation. He was discharged at the weekend.”

The spy boss yesterday reportedly chaired a meeting attended by his directors before he joined other service chiefs for security briefings with Mugabe.

However, repeated attempts for a comment from Presidential spokesperson George Charamba were fruitless as his mobile phones went unanswered.

Bonyongwe, Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander Constantine Chiwenga, police chief Augustine Chihuri and prisons boss Paradzai Zimondi are seen as the powers behind Mugabe’s throne.

They are accused by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T of having plotted the bloody June 2008 presidential election run-off to secure Mugabe’s presidency.


The MDC-T claims that at least 200 of its supporters were killed, thousands maimed, injured and displaced during the violent campaign allegedly executed by State security agents, war veterans and Zanu PF militia.

Loading...

15 Comments

  1. nothing speceial infact the story is not worth to write in a daily newspaper,we are humans everybody fall sick sometimes and thats normal.whats all this fuss about ?next time its u who is going to be admitted and write the story in ur paper.give us better stories pliz!!!!!!

  2. Chero imi manyora nyaya iyi hamuoni kuti muri kunyepa here. Our DG is not sick and was never operated. How can someone be operated in the stomach today and 2 days latter he is already chairing meetings. You guys are enemies of the state and puppets of the British bend on tarnishing the image of the country.

  3. @tigeremhandu…..dnt be silly, his a public figure and as such of national interest…headlines sell, and don’t forget newspapers are a business, if not worth reading kwauri dnt read it then…silly cow…

  4. Phunyukabemphethe

    They should have left the Gukurahundi to die.

  5. “They should have left the Gukurahundi to die”

    Surely if this author was a vampire which lived on sucking human blood, one day he should surely choke himself to death.He loves Gukurahundi blood like nobody’s business. His comments just suck and cause to feel sick! Infact, he is sickness itself. How can one wish another to die? Last time, he received death news of John Landa Nkomo with jubilation and scribed..”…good, one Gukurahundi down”. Of Bridget Mugabe’s sickness he said “…someone should just pull off the life support cables….” I advise him to read the Holy Bible-last verses of the book of Revelations. It says “…and Goodwill towards man…” Surely we have a moral, and holy obligation to wish good towards all men. Doesn’t matter they are our enemies. When they are sick, we pray for them. When they lack, we provide. So that our good works are as a flame to their conscience-ever provoking guilt as to why they do bad to those that do good to them. Two bads do nmot right a wrong.

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      There can never be any goodwill towards Gukurahundis. They killed 20 000 Mthwakazi villagers like flies, that is their goodwill – uyahlanya!!

      1. @Phunyukabemphete

        Hayikona mfanami. Hakulo ‘muntu uyahlanya other than yourself. Just listen to you. Gukurahundi izolo, gukurahundi namhla, gukurahundi etambama, gukurahundi , gukurahundi sonke sikhati. Nguwe wodwa olitanda izindawo zegukurahundi. Kanti udlhile umkhawuzane becoz tina sizobona manje kuthi uyagula kakhulu. Ibrain hippocumbus yakho isekokhai mfana. WHo killed 20000? Where? Were you counting? Where are the notes? Why don’t you just confront someone with that evidence and get paid off.

        Conclusion:

        Doctor’s Prescription: Please to see the Psychiatrist ASAP.Waakutopenga iwe. Unoda mapiritsi epfungwa.

        1. Phunyukabemphethe

          Suka lapha. Gukurahundis are mankind’s enemy number one. Why do you get so concerned on their behalf? Are you one of them? Have they sent you to represent them?

          Mind your business mfondini!!

  6. Phukunyu, mind you people no longer ‘disaapear’ like they used to do in the early 80s and 90s. I dont belive this guy is that bad. At least he is better than the Thug General!

  7. Is it Newsday standard guidance that reporters should insert the two paragraphs below whenever they report about the service chiefs regardless of the fact that it’s about their health or other personal issues?

    “They are accused by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T of having plotted the bloody June 2008 presidential election run-off to secure Mugabe’s presidency.

    The MDC-T claims that at least 200 of its supporters were killed, thousands maimed, injured and displaced during the violent campaign allegedly executed by State security agents, war veterans and Zanu PF militia.”

  8. Batshele Phunyukabemphethe babulala abantu kodwa ababotshwanga kungani ?

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      Exactly my point. And yet we have some fools around sympathising with such scoundrels. If a Gukurahundi is sick or dying , we should all celebrate.

      Just the other day an innocent 12-year old died in a hale of fire, jus because of their evil actions. They are busy pleading innocence, yet the same family has been a victim of their Gukurahundism in the recent past.

      Where in the world are radios a problem in a democracy? The liberation struggle was fought to allow our people access to news on a global scale, which Ian Smith denied them. Now, we are back to square one, with these Gukurahundis.

      And some idiot, tells us to spare these evil Gukurahundis when they are dying or sick. What about those they wron all the time?

    2. Phunyukabemphethe

      A Gukurahundi is a Gukurahundi, he should die. No sympathy whatsoever!

  9. Vazukuru vamugabe chero mukaramba, jinda tateguru venyu neudzimu mukuru wenyu radzimbikana. Yeukai mashoko Thomas Mapfumo egore riya paakai “imi munoda kundiuraya asi muri immortal here?”
    Hezvoka chikonzi chenyu chadziya muviri nhasi.

    Always remember that whatever you do, there is a God of Justice in heaven who knows the secrets of all men’s hearts. He knows all the secrets of politicals parties, services chiefs, militias, torture camps, politibros etc. One day that God will visit each institution and reward them according to their deeds and words. Ask Bonyongwe how much pain he has gone through now. Chero mukaramba sei asi ari kurwara chete. In as much as I do not wish him dead, achafa chete. Tichauya kuzokutai maoko imi vezanupf tiine misodzi yegarwe pameo

  10. Tora uta hwako tiende kunorwa kunorwa kunorwa
    Tora uta hwako tiende kunorwa kunorwa kunorwa
    Tora uta hwako tiende kunorwa kunorwa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.