24 C
Lagos

Zimbabwe opposition hospitalized in S Africa hospital

Must Read

Trump Signs Executive Order BANNING TikTok And WeChat

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order demanding that popular video-sharing app TikTok and social...

Beirut Explosions: Buhari Sympathizes With Lebanese Citizens

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in an official statement on the Beirut...

International Flights To Resume In Weeks – Federal Government

The Federal Government on Thursday  disclosed that  airports would be reopened to international flights in weeks. 

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official said on Saturday, though a spokesman said his condition was stable.

“He is in South Africa on account of a medical cause. He is being attended to,” a senior official from Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said, speaking on condition of anonymity.”We are monitoring the situation. He will be fine, it’s only that he was overwhelmed with work and his health deteriorated.”

Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai’s spokesman, disputed what he termed “morbid media reports that he is critical and is battling for his life”, insisting he had gone to South Africa for a routine medical procedure and “is in a very stable condition.” Tamborinyoka did not mention what was ailing the former prime minister or the hospital treating him.

Tsvangirai, 65, announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer of the colon and had begun chemotherapy. News Day independent daily earlier reported Tsvangirai was airlifted to South Africa early Friday morning after he fell ill. “He was on oxygen and drip and had been vomiting heavily,” the paper said.

Tamborinyoka, however, said Tsvangirai had “urged the nation not to panic about his health” and that he would return in time to campaign for next year’s elections. President Robert Mugabe, 93, Tsvangirai’s rival for over a decade, regularly flies to Singapore, reportedly for medical reasons, thought most details about his health are kept under wraps.

Tsvangirai’s party has been riven by divisions since he struck a troubled four-year power-sharing deal with Mugabe after violent and disputed elections in 2008. The former trade union leader has often accused Mugabe and his government of rigging polls.

In 2008 Tsvangirai won 47.9 percent of the vote to Mugabe’s 43.2 percent, which led to a run-off.But Tsvangirai pulled out before the final round of voting after a spate of violence against his supporters.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Trump Signs Executive Order BANNING TikTok And WeChat

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order demanding that popular video-sharing app TikTok and social...

Beirut Explosions: Buhari Sympathizes With Lebanese Citizens

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in an official statement on the Beirut explosions sympathized with President Michel...

International Flights To Resume In Weeks – Federal Government

The Federal Government on Thursday  disclosed that  airports would be reopened to international flights in weeks.  The Minister of...

Instagram Launches TikTok Competition “Reels”

In response to the probable ban of popular video-sharing social networking service TikTok by the U.S. President Donald Trump, Instagram launches Reels...

Twitter Blocks Donald Trump Campaign Account Over Virus Misinformation

Twitter on Wednesday said it had temporarily blocked the official campaign account of President Donald Trump from tweeting after violating their policy...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -