Mugabe’s sister, Bridget, passes on

President Robert Mugabe’s sister, Bridget, who had been in a coma since 2010, has passed on, reports indicate.

Bridget, who 76, died in the morning at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where she was in the intensive care unit.

She was Mugabe’s remaining sister and sibling after Sabina passed on in the same year.

Bridget mysteriously collapsed at Sabina’s burial at the National Heroes Acre and had been in the intensive care unit Parirenyatwa where she was kept under heavy guard, with her elder brother paying her regular visits to spend time on her bedside.

Reports quote family relatives confirming the death.

“We are yet to meet as a family but it is true that she has left us,” Kaitano Mugabe, an extended family member, is reported to have told the media.

Mugabe in early November last year admitted that Bridget was critically ill, saying she would undergo surgery in Harare.

Addressing mourners at the burial of Nelson Samkange, a former governor, in Mugabe’s home area, Zvimba, the President said his sister had been experiencing acute breathing complications.

“Sister (Bridget) is now critically ill at hospital. We will keep praying to God to help her. If her time (to die) has arrived, we can’t quarrel against that,” Mugabe, to turn 90 next month, said.

There are unconfirmed reports that Mugabe,who had gone to Singapore for his annual leave, is also critically ill.

His spokesperson, George Charamba, has however dismissed the rumours, saying Mugabe is resting at his Harare home.

Speculation of his ill health was stoked by failure by the official media to provide live coverage of his return from Singapore as is the tradition.

Post published in: News
  1. enoch sebele
  2. john moyo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *