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Tsvangirai says has got colon cancer, urges Zimbabweans to fight against national problems
27/06/2016 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Lets remain focused ... MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai
 
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MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai has revealed he is suffering from cancer of the colon.

In a statement released by MDC-T Monday, Tsvangirai said he has considered it fit to reveal his health status to the people as he is a public figure.

“On the 8th of May 2016, my Zimbabwean doctors referred me to South Africa where a further diagnosis revealed that I am suffering from cancer of the colon. Following the diagnosis last month, I underwent an operation last month that was very successful,” said Tsvangirai.

The former PM travelled to South Africa this weekend for review according to his office.

The diagnosis of cancer, he said, is the first of several medical procedures that include treatment through chemotherapy, which treatment he began this week.

“As a leader and a public figure, I have taken a decision to make public my condition. It is my firm belief that the health of national leaders, including politicians, should not be a subject of national speculation and uncertainty.

“I want to thank my wife Elizabeth for her love and caring, my family, MDC members and the broader Zimbabwean society for their prayers and support on this journey,” Tsvangirai said.

Meanwhile, Tsvangirai has urged his supporters to pay attention to the problems affecting the country as he fights the condition which can affect anyone. 

“This health condition is unfortunate but, can be faced by anyone. I intend to confront this development with the determination to overcome it. In the meantime, let us remain focused in confronting the national crisis we face,” he highlighted.

Last week,Tsvangirayi failed to attend a rally in Mutare as he addressed his supporters via a phone connected to a PA system..



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