Mu­juru falls sick, rushed to hos­pi­tal

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Cor­re­spon­dent

ZIM­BABWE Peo­ple First leader Dr Joice Mu­juru fell ill over the week­end in Bu­l­awayo and was rushed to Harare for treat­ment .

Dr Mu­juru was sup­posed to at­tend a Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) rally in Bu­l­awayo on Sun­day, but ended up send­ing an­other party of­fi­cial to stand in for her.

Her ail­ment could not be im­me­di­ately as­cer­tained but PDP’s deputy pres­i­dent Dr Sa­muel Sipepa Nkomo told his party’s sup­port­ers at White City Sta­dium that Dr Mu­juru was sup­posed to at­tend their first an­niver­sary rally, but failed to make it as she was ill. “Dr Mu­juru was sup­posed to be with us to­day but she fell ill. She had to be rushed to Harare to see doc­tors. She sent umaDube (ZimPF Bu­l­awayo pro­vin­cial chair­per­son Ms Buyalani) to rep­re­sent her,” said Dr Nkomo.

Ms Dube also took the podium and said Dr Mu­juru had been rushed to Harare for treat­ment.

She did not state what the ex-Vice Pres­i­dent was suf­fer­ing from. Yes­ter­day, ZimPF’s spokesper­son Mr Methuseli Moyo said he had not been briefed about Dr Mu­juru’s health sta­tus.

He down­played the ill­ness say­ing Dr Mu­juru, just like any other per­son, was likely to fall sick.

“I haven’t re­ceived any re­port. I can’t com­ment on her health. But we’re not pan­ick­ing. If there is any­thing to re­port to the na­tion we will re­port to the peo­ple,” Mr Moyo said.

“She is a nor­mal hu­man be­ing. She can fall sick but there is noth­ing to worry about.”

Dr Mu­juru ad­dressed a poorly at­tended rally in Gwanda on Satur­day. — @nqot­shili

Jus­tice Rita Maka­rau

Dr Joice Mu­juru

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