- The nephew of the former president is adamant that he is being ill-treated
- His objections came shortly after the government made assurances that Mugabe would be well looked after
- The nephew belongs a faction which supported the former first lady
Former President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has come out in defence of his soon to be 94-year-old uncle. He demands that people respect him for the sacrifices he has made for the country.
Briefly.co.za learned that he claims that the government are mistreating his uncle according to news24.com.
"They are ill-treating the old man, they went to prophets and traditional healers and were told the same that they are ill-treating the old man but they failed to change, they continue to ill-treat the old man," Zhuwawo was quoted as saying.
Zhuwao's word comes shortly after the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to take care of the nonagenarian. The government recently published the privileges afforded to former presidents.
These include a large complement of personal staff of cooks and waiters, gardeners and security officers, two houses, a fleet of cars and four first-class international trips per year.
Zhuwao belonged to a faction which supported the former first lady Grace Mugabe. He maintains that Mnangagwa's government is illegitimate.
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