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Mugabe describes his last moments with Bridget

by Staff reporter
22 Jan 2014 at 08:37hrs | Views
President Robert Mugabe who was rumoured of being 'sick and on his deathbed' cut short his holiday in the Far East reportedly to attend to his dying sister.

Mugabe described his last moments with Bridget. Bridget died on Sunday after almost four years in coma.

"I visited her on Saturday and arrived as nurses packed up their staff. They had just performed a blood transfusion because doctors had said her blood level was low. I stayed for 30 minutes but she was breathing rapidly and having palpitations.

"Then on Sunday I received a call from doctors that she had passed on," a deflated Mugabe said.

He talked about his childhood, neglect by his father for a decade and his constant altercations with white people.

"My brothers and father were christened angelic names like Gabriel (father), Michael, and Raphael. People sometimes ask me why I get angry with whites and I tell them because I am not an angel," said a giggling Mugabe.

Mugabe has attributed his long life to God. At 89 and turning 90 in just about a month, Mugabe has now outlived his two sisters and three brothers who are all late.

In his eulogy at the burial of his late sister, Mugabe said he could not explain why he had survived longer than all his siblings.

"Our uncles vana Zvimba (Chief Zvimba) you might ask why she has died and why I have survived more than the others. I do not have an explanation for that  It is God's will. She (Bridget) did not die because we did not try to save her life," said Mugabe who explained the family had done all it could to save her.

The Mugabe family also disclosed that they consulted known prophets, among them the United Family International Church founder Emmanuel Makandiwa, in pursuit of spiritual healing for their now departed sister, Bridget.

As if to confirm that he was still alive and kicking, Mugabe addressed hundreds gathered for Bridget's funeral for more than an hour in the searing summer heat.

Rumours of Mugabe being 'sick and on his deathbed' had become synonymous with his annual leave, usually taken between December and end of January each year.

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