Mugabe's spokesman to deny Mugabe's ill health

ROBERT Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba as expected will deny the mounting health problems of his boss in a statement to be issued to the State media, but The Zimbabwe Mail has tonight confirmed with a high level official who backed our report.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is said to be struggling to recover in a Malaysian hospital after undergoing an operation for prostate cancer, reports said on Sunday evening in Harare.

According to the Voice of America, the Zimbabwean leader had medical examinations earlier this month while on his annual holiday in Malaysia.

"He returned home to Harare, but his prostate suddenly flared and he returned to Kuala Lumpur and had it removed," VOA said, citing diplomatic and political sources in Harare.

The, The Zimbabwe Mail has spoken to a number of President Mugabe’s party and government sources who confirmed that President Mugabe’s health failings got worse soon after the party’s Congress held in Mutare last month.