Mugabe back home

FORMER President Robert Mugabe reportedly flew back home yesterday after spending Christmas and New Year holidays in the Far East, where he had gone for medical check-ups.

BY XOLISANI NCUBE

Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba could neither confirm nor deny Mugabe’s return, but sources said Mugabe landed at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in the afternoon in the company of his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, who was in self-imposed exile.

“I don’t know if he is back, but he was expected back home today (yesterday). Whether he has returned or not, I would not know, since I am here at work. But as I said, he was expected to be back on January 4,” Charamba said.

Sources at the airport said Mugabe was accompanied by Zhuwao, who went into self-imposed exile following his uncle’s ouster in November last year. NewsDay could not independently confirm reports that Zhuwao was back in the country as the former Public Service minister could not be reached for comment on his mobile phone.

Mugabe flew out of the country just before Zanu PF’s extra-ordinary congress, which elevated former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed him both at party and government.

The former President travelled with a sizeable entourage of security personnel after being pushed out of office by Zanu PF with the aid of the military under a manoeuvre codenamed “Operation Restore Legacy”.

Before his ouster, Mugabe often spent his December annual leave holidaying in the Far East, where he also took the opportunity to have medical check-ups.

His health and age had become a major political issue that it topped the list of the reasons outlined by legislators from Zanu PF and opposition parties for his impeachment in Parliament.

Mugabe, in the past three years, gobbled millions of taxpayers’ money in foreign travel with most of his jaunts to the Far East for what Charamba said then were routine medical check-ups.

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31 Comments

  1. I hope that this old geriatric dictator and chief thief has the manners to publicly thank the people of Zimbawe (the tax payers and the unemployed) for loaning him a Boeing 767 to take him and his thieving family on a paid (by us) Christmas holiday. We sincerely hope that this is the last time we allow this to happen. He can use his own bloody money.

  2. well come back Patrick Zhuwao i hope you also had time to see some relatives in mozambique during you long absence from zimbabwe

  3. Ini hangu handidi kunyepa I hate this guy to the bone .Ndoreva Zhuwao uyu .Mwana haana hunhu uyu kani.

    1. You have differences with Zhuwao and do not hate him. We must hate deeds and not the person. That is what God wants us as His children to do. Hating a person does not come from God, thus I urge you not to love Zhuwao, but hate his misbehaviour.

      1. hatidi vanhu vanonyepedzera kuziva Mwari over vanhu vakashata.you cant hate hunhu hwemunhu uchisiya munhu wacho coz hunhu hunogara pamunhu.
        Zhuwao is stupid, simple.

  4. ko doctor amai vakadzoka here?

  5. ini hangu worried and want to know about our hero Lady Gaga coz mukadzi uyu akatigonera pa hu wrong hwake ….WE SHLD CONCENTRATE MORE ON HER THAN HIM

  6. Don’t worry Jona and Tyson vari kuuyavo very soon

  7. Vote for Unity Candidate in 2018. Let the games begin. Brains v Brawn

  8. Sekuru Chaminuka

    Comment…Gire is our hero and should be buried when she dies because she achieved what Tsvangirai, Tony Bliar, George Bush, etc failed to do the last 17 years, ie destroy zpf from within and the ouster of Gushungo in less than 4 years.

  9. Sekuru Chaminuka

    Comment…Gire is our hero and should buried at the National Heroes Acre.

  10. lets now concentrate on having free and fair elections. if that happens the opposition will win and then will enjoy real democracy and independence.

    Do not be fooled by people who killed 20000 Ndebeles, destroyed our homes during Operation Murambatsvina and killed 200 opposition supporters in 2008. Remember short sleeve and long sleeve.

    1. patriotic zimbabwean

      shamwari isu tavakutofamba nebhora muNew promising Era yaED ukuda tiende kuMDC do u even wonder kuti imbori neRuzhinji rweZimbabwe at heart kana kuti vanhu vakungodawo kungotonga.How can they afford to fly to America kunokumbira shuwa kuti zvinhu ngazvirambe zvakasungiswa hanzi hakuna democracy chionai vachingabvako maPrice ezvinhu kukwira anokuvara ndiwe neni zvimwe zvinhu musangonyeperwe nevanhu vakungodawo kunzwa hutongi otherwise this ED aratidza kuti anzwa kuchema kwevanhu he is after economy lets rally behind asingade chirega kungoVukura usatikanganisire basa

      America ikangobvuma kushanda nesu maZimbabweans nomatter what adminstration is there zvedu zvatoita UNITED ZIMBABWE FORWARD EVER

      1. You are delusional and short sighted! Go to hell!

      2. You are allowed to support munhu waunoda saED but unenge usinawo njere iwe coz how can you believe kuti MDC yakanokumbira kuti maprice ezvinhu akwire as if vane mashops kuAmerica. Iwe zvaunokwidza mutengo wematomatisi ako wakanzi kwidza neMDC here.stupid thinking.Unenge muYouth weZANU iwe, support your president alone. These MDC guys havambodi kutonga coz kana vaida vangadai vakaramba GNU muna 2009 when people were suffering. Maresults were held for more than a month and they kept quiet, aida kutonga ndiani Mugabe or MDC ipapo.

        1. patriotic zimbabwean

          My brother iwe ndiwe utori poor in political thinking rega uchibvuma kuitwa fooled by the power pursueing MDC

          All this current suffering is rootly being caused by MDC.They want to make u feel the heat of suffering so as to infiltrate a mind in u that Mnangagwa is capable of nothing.The trip to America recently was eagered for that .They realised Mnangagwa is trying to get the International support which will make him solve the economic hardships in the country then they took a counter move to go and bad publicies ED

          Anywhere if you are little minded in these let you be fooled but God always give the throne to the one appropriate.Dai makatobvuma kubatana NaED all oppositions to revive our economy

          zvino makaramba makutomukanganisira basa muchazvidemba henyu maLooser fut the elections

          ED is the ryt person

          no more politicing but ECONOMICS so pliz don’t disturb his efforts

  11. madam boss Grace ngavadzoke vazoita stop it ini hangu ndavasuwa

  12. It goes without saying that the old fool,Mugabe, and all those ousted by the junta will undoubtedly be voting for the MDC-T in the next mock elections – guaranteed.

  13. Be that as it may these guyz were with the old man in destroying the economy and causing much pain to the people.I wonder if they have changed.As for the former first lady,I respect her because she is the only one who challenged her husband to name a successor and she was not wrong to also want to be president.We have so many parties whose leaders want to be president of Zim. I don’t condone her disrespect and insults to elderly people and what she did in SA though.

  14. SIS GIRE VAKADZOKAWO YERE NDINOVAKWAZISA

    1. Tete Gire vane ma 1 avo e ivory iya iya hatina kukanganwa jere straight zvokuregererana this time plz Garwe no Gire ngasungwe aida kunotengesa ivory yedu batai munhu zacc

  15. when he was president, Mugabe would come back to zim end of January. You seriously fail to understand this guy. Now less than a week into january he is already back

  16. This Mugabe news really nauseate me. He is now an ordinary Zimbabwean no need worry about the dying hose. Patrick Zhuwawo can not believe that Sekuru is no longer the President of Zimbabwe. Hapana chisingapere.

  17. True, kkkkkkkkk

  18. @TINKER, true. Kkkkkkk

  19. lets forgive GUSHUNGO vanhuwee

    1. Has he asked for forgiveness? How do you forgive a person who does not admit to his mistakes? Even the Bible urges us to repent our sins so that God the Almighty can forgive us.

  20. Muri kunyeperana zvinhu hazvichinjwe nebato rimwe tarisai kuti sei magarage ari empty no fuel Asi pakangouya vamwe vsnotonga vasiri zanupf zvinhu zvinotosanduka mari inotanga kuwanikwa kubank kwete zvekupihwa saga renickel coins

    1. Mukaranga Chaiye

      politics ndedze policies, kwete party kana individuals.Ndizvo zvinokonesa progress mu Third World countries. Nguva inopedzwa vanhu vachiitirana nharo dzekuti ngingi akamira sei instead yokuti policy yake yakamira sei

      1. Mukaranga Chaiye

        Ufunge kubva ma first “democratic” elections a 1980 handisati ndambovhotera zanu pf. but this time under ED ndavakufunga to commit electoral fraud kana zvichigona ndiivhotere katatu

  21. umnnnnnn zanu bodo ndaramba dzakationesa nhamo mhondi idzi mhani

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