First Lady on the mend

First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe

First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe

Felex Share Senior Reporter
First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe is on the mend following a freak accident at Harare International Airport on Saturday morning that saw her suffering a minor ankle injury.

Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba yesterday said by Sunday morning, Amai Mugabe was “up and about”.

The First Lady got injured on her return from Singapore where she had accompanied the President for his routine medical check-up.

The Head of State and Government receives specialised eye treatment in the Asian country.

The First Couple’s chauffeur set the vehicle in motion before the First Lady had properly settled in.

The unexpected movement of the vehicle saw Amai Mugabe withdrawing her foot from the car, and as she lost her balance, one shoe came off and was run over by a rear wheel.

She suffered some soft tissue bruising on the right ankle.

Mr Charamba said all was well with the First Lady.

“I inquired after the condition of the First Lady from His Excellency (President Mugabe) this morning and happily I was informed that she is doing very well,” he said.

“She is on the mend. In fact, she was up and about on Sunday, although this morning she was feeling a bit of pain.

“We are pleased that her recovery has been quick and we thank God for it.”

Mr Charamba said given the nature of the injury and the fact that it was winter time, the wound take “a bit of time” to heal completely.

“Besides, we don’t want to hurry the process,” he said.

After the incident, the First Lady was immediately taken to a local medical centre where doctors examined and treated the bruise.

The doctors confirmed that she suffered no major injury.

On the motorcycle outrider with the Presidential motorcade who suffered a fractured arm after crashing into an Isuzu pick-up truck along Airport Road while escorting the First Family from Harare International Airport on the same day, Mr Charamba said he was also recovering well.

“I also inquired from the police in respect of the officer who got hurt when the motor bike he was riding on rammed onto an Isuzu vehicle,” he said.

“Again I am happy to inform Zimbabweans that although he is still in pain, his arm is making satisfactory recovery.

“Because of the fall, the ball of his arm had shot out of the socket, but fortunately it has since been repaired and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

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  • Mugabeism

    We thank God for protecting Her Excellency, the President-in-Waiting.

    God has blessed Zimbabwe with firstly Cde Robert Mugabe and subsequently Dr Grace Mugabe as His chosen and anointed leaders, and Zimbabwe will receive His continued blessings if we Zimbabweans remain true to His chosen leaders.

    • Moe_Scyslack2

      You are a paid troll. Prove me otherwise.

      • bitchsbrew

        Isn’t he/she/it being sarcastic?

  • chinos

    taura hako hazvina kubuda kwazvo apa

  • Moe_Scyslack2

    Was about to ask the same question. Herald ‘reporters’ vakadzidza chikoro ne correspondence.

    • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

      Distance,part time or now online education is accepted in many countries. UNISA has produced many professionals in Africa and yonder. Please dont show your weird views against other forms of getting education. Are you level headed? Isu takaenda ku London School of Economics & Political Science , respect other forms of getting education. Kudzidza kwakasiyana. Inga tine ZOU.

  • haiwawo

    Only suckers will care especially given that she was coming from a taxpayers’ paid trip for the “specialized eye treatment” when people at home don’t have access to even basic treatment.