Morgan Tsvangirai now resting at home with his estranged wife Elizabeth

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(MDC) President Morgan Tsvangirai is resting at home in compliance with what his doctors ordered, contrary to media reports that he is seriously ill and is detained at a hospital in Harare. 

Tsvangirai resting at home with wife Elizabeth
Morgan Tsvangirai resting at home with wife Elizabeth

On Sunday, his doctors said he was exhausted, a condition the medical experts attributed to overworking. They immediately ordered him to rest, which made him miss the party’s Africa Day rally in Highfield.

Since then, he has been resting at his Highlands home, with intermittent visits into the city centre for observation by his doctors. Today, he had a chat with some journalists at his home.

After one such visit yesterday, the excitable press has been awash with false news that the former Prime Minister is seriously ill and is admitted at a city hospital.

But he is recuperating at his Highlands home as we have publicly maintained since Sunday.

Tsvangirai resting at home with wife

We see no reason to mislead the nation on President Tsvangirai’s state of health and we have been open about his condition since this last weekend.

More importantly, unlike other political leaders who fly out to up-market hospitals outside the country for medical treatment, President Tsvangirai has exhibited faith in local medical expertise and health facilities.

Our doctors and other civil servants are working under very difficult circumstances but President Tsvangirai has retained his faith in their ability to discharge of their duties.

Zimbabweans should not panic. President Tsvangirai is in fine spirits and will be back to work soon to continue with his mission to bring positive change in the lives of the people of Zimbabwe.

Source: Nehanda Radio