ZIMBABWE – Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who is down with a bout of flu has taken a dig at President Mugabe saying he trusted local doctors to treat him.
“Unlike others (a clear reference to Mugabe) who have gone to Singapore for treatment, he (Tsvangirai) has been receiving treatment locally, using our own health institutions,” his spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said.
Tsvangirai is said to be recharging his batteries at his home in Harare after his doctors ordered him to take a rest at the weekend, due to exhaustion, a development that sparked frenzied speculation about his health after he missed his party’s huge Africa Day rally in the capital.
Tamborinyoka told the Daily News yesterday that there was no need for anyone to panic over the MDC president’s well-being as he was in excellent health and was merely resting as per his doctors’ recommendation.
“He is fine, although he is still taking the rest ordered by his doctors. The doctors told him that he was overworking and must therefore rest,” Tamborinyoka said but was not sure when his boss would hit the rally trail again.
“I cannot give a firm date as to when he will be back, because it is up to the doctors, but it might take a few weeks before he is back,” Tamborinyoka said.