Another dictator on his way out


It looks like Robert Mugabe is about to peg out…fingers crossed:

Robert Mugabe is said to be close to death in a Singapore hospital.

The Australian reports the Zimbabwe president has agreed to hand over power to his feared Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The Zimbabwe Mail says he’s undergoing intensive treatment, and some members of his family have joined him.

The 88-year-old has an undisclosed illness, thought to be cancer.

Mugabe was ostensibly in Singapore to oversee enrolment in a postgraduate course at Singapore University for his daughter.

The Zimbabwe Mail, quoting a senior official of Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party, says the President is undergoing intensive treatment in Singapore and some members of his family have joined him after boarding a chartered private jet on Saturday.

The alarm was raised when the Government postponed a Cabinet meeting set for today.

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks last month suggests Mugabe has prostate cancer that has spread to other organs.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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