South African politician and Founder of Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, Julius Malema on Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to Grace Mugabe, the wife of late president Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
He visited their country home in Harare, Zimbabwe to sympathize and thank her for looking after the former president during his last days.
“We visited Mama Grace Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe today to offer our condolences and to personally thank her for looking after President Robert Mugabe until the last minute. We viewed the body of the true Pan Africanist. #Gushungu #EFFAtBlueRoof”, Malema said.
Meanwhile, Yans reported that Mugabe, had “advanced cancer” when he died in a hospital in Singapore on September 6, 2019.
The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and ruled Zimbabwe uninterrupted for 37 years and seven months.
He was toppled on November 2017 in a military-backed coup, ending an increasingly iron-fisted rule marked by political oppression and economic ruin.
Mugabe’s health deteriorated rapidly after the ousting and he made regular trips to Singapore to seek treatment.
“Mugabe had advanced cancer, and had to be taken off chemotherapy treatment because it was no longer effective,” said The Herald on Monday.
The information was revealed by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an address to party supporters in New York on Saturday, according to the paper.
“Doctors had stopped treatment… because of age and also because the cancer had spread and it was not helping anymore,” said Mnangagwa, cited by the Herald.