Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:22

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 95, has been in a Singapore hospital for the past three months and his condition "is remarkably stable for his age," the country's president said.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a statement released yesterday, did not disclose what Mugabe is being treated for but confirmed that the ex-leader "continues to make steady progress toward eventual recovery."

Mnangagwa, a former ally who took over from Mugabe in 2017 with the help of the military, said physicians decided that Mugabe should be kept under observation for a lengthy period when he went for his "latest routine checkup."
 

Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist from independence in 1980 until he resigned under pressure from the military and his party in 2017. He has regularly visited Singapore for medical treatments for more than 10 years.