Thursday, October 30, 2003

So, it looks like I was wrong about Mugabe. IOL reports that he appeared at Victoria Falls on Wednesday, thus ending speculation that he is seriously ill. Nevertheless, the article goes on to say that:

"...it has been established that Mugabe has been dogged by ill health over the past few months, after suffering a minor stroke. Sources in his party and his intelligence service say he has regularly shown signs of stress and epileptic fits, which often caused him to collapse. The latest incident, they say, was on Saturday, after the president had attended a relative's wedding in southern Zimbabwe."

Perhaps it is still too soon to dismiss all the speculation about Mugabe's health problems. Thanks to John Elliott for pointing this article out to me.