The late former President Robert Mugabe died of advanced prostate cancer according to sources.
According to reports by Sunday News Mugabe died of advanced prostate cancer, which he failed to recover from after a six-month stay in Singapore, where he received treatment at Gleneagles Hospital.
Prostate cancer spreads when cancer cells break free from the prostate and spread to other organs which might cause new tumours.
Said close sources :
“The President’s death has been subject to speculation since he passed away, but I can authoritatively reveal that he died from prostate cancer. The cause of death had not been known to many people except his close family members.”
According to the sources, Mugabe had been going for month-long routine check-ups to Singapore before his physicians resolved that he be kept under observation for much longer, from early April this year.
At the beginning of August, President Mnangagwa deployed a delegation led by Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, Mugabe’s personal physician Professor Jonathan Matenga and Director-General in the Office of the President and Cabinet Ambassador Isaac Moyo to check on his health, which had deteriorated.
The sources revealed that although the former leader looked frail and wheelchair bound, in his last days, he still maintained a sharpness of mind as he could easily recognise faces and engage in insightful conversation.
Meanwhile, the family of founding leader and national hero is now solely in charge of his interment including the construction of a mausoleum where the remains will be buried at the National Heroes Acre. The construction of the mausoleum is envisaged to be complete in about at 30 days.