“In Zanu (PF), we never talk about his health. That one is not an issue,” party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo told Radio VOP on Thursday.
“To us, he is still fit and if he presents himself, we will support him. In fact, he has indicated that he would want to run in the next poll and we are satisfied with this. He is a tried and tested leader and we can entrust him to be our Presidential candidate.”
Mugabe (87) and his party have repeatedly denied Zimbabwean’s founding leader was experiencing a failing health and if elected again, would not last his next five-year term as President.
But his frequent and extravagant trips to the Far East to seek medical treatment have heightened fears Mugabe may not still be fit to be Zimbabwe’s next leader.