Charamba Denies Reports Of Mugabe's Ill Health

The international media was on Monday awash with reports that the 86 year-old veteran leader had under-gone an operation to treat a prostate cancer problem.

Charamba said the reports were annual lies peddled by the western media.

“It’s a story that you write at the beginning of every year and I can’t legitimatise that. Last year you had the same story, this year you have the same story. Are you not tired?” asked Charamba. “Look it’s a story that was written by a white girl, you and me are blacks, let’s not waste time on things are not true.”

The President is on his annual holiday which traditionally starts at the end of December to the end of January. He usually goes to his favourite outings in the Far East.