Mugabe's son Chatunga falls sick

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s last born son, Bellarmine Chatunga, has fallen seriously sick, with the First Family apparently spending a sleepless night on Wednesday seeking medical attention for the gregarious 19-year-old.

The increasingly frail nonagenarian revealed this himself yesterday while he was officiating at a graduation parade of 615 officers at Morris Depot in Harare, where he arrived late because of Chatunga’s illness.

“I am sorry we started late. We didn’t have a good night at home. Our boy Bellarmine became ill at night and we had to rush about to see how we could handle his stomach ache.

“The boys eat... I don’t know what they eat. That’s why we could not make it on time. I’m sorry,” Mugabe said.

Last year, the 92-year-old, who is secretive about his own health, castigated his sons in public for loving restaurant food too much.

“The constant retreats to restaurants, refusing to eat at home should stop now,” he said then.

Speaking at a rally in Chiweshe, Mashonaland East, last year First Lady Grace Mugabe alleged that Chatunga had been marked for death by Zanu-PF members working to stampede Mugabe out of power.

She said the Zanu-PF bigwigs had allegedly roped in members of the military in this dastardly scheme, in their desperate bid to induce fear in Mugabe so that he would quit power.

“Imagine, it has got to a stage where they want to kill my son Bellarmine. Is it fair to expect me to smile at you? Aren’t you ashamed? Killing other people’s children when you’ve yours, all 20 000 of them? Mugabe only has the three.

“Spare us these pretences of loving the president. I can read through your lies and I know you’re lying,” she told her stunned audience.

Meanwhile, Mugabe advised the new police recruits yesterday to be on the alert for emerging crimes such as human trafficking, money laundering and terrorism.

“Without unnecessarily scaring them, graduands should be advised right on their day of graduation that a career in the police is not a bed of roses. I am sure that most of the senior police officers here will testify to that. We now live in a social environment which has ushered in novel and sophisticated crimes.

“Human trafficking, money laundering, terrorism are among the many other new crimes which a few years back were almost unknown to us. But today’s criminal syndicates are better organised, more prevalent, sophisticated and daring,” he said.

“Allow me to make special mention of female graduands who in this intake are almost equal in number to their counterparts. It is a joy that they will be grappling alongside their male colleagues in maintaining law and order in our country. Let’s keep up this gender equality. Let’s never forget the girl child is equal to the boy child,” he added.

Comments (30)

While it never a good thing for a child to be sick, and yes we empathize with the Mugabes for the sickness of their son. But the irony in this is that Mugabe he the gall to tell the nation that he was late for a graduation of police officers because his son had a stomach ache presumably because he ate too much restaurant food? Surely there many young men and women including those he was addressing sleeping on empty stomachs. Their ache due to hunger, and he comes and says that to the nation. What a shame.

gudo - 29 July 2016

get well soon chatunga,the nations prayers are with yu,i have always dreamed of a situation were yu like joseph kabila and ali bongo take over from your father to continue his legacy

taurai - 29 July 2016

Chatunga my comrade we love you so that you can continue your fathers legacy how is your business going on in Chitungwiza i had you opened a general dealer well done storekeeper but the competition is stiff ask vice President Mpoko

Son Of Man - 29 July 2016

Handiye wa Peter Pamire here uyu? Pakutoda vekwake.

Gondongwe - 29 July 2016

a speedy to recovery to our heir apparent,get well soon bellermine,i pray that yu return to good health

truth - 29 July 2016

615 more green bombers to find salaries for. Anywhere get well young Chatunga, take your pops to Singapore on his personal 767 taxi.

Galore - 29 July 2016

Bootlickers, you will be surprised at the REAL feelings of the majority right now, you're not part of them. Pass your wishes for recovery alone, we have thousands of sick seriously requiring attention and you panick over stomach ache. Didn't he drink too much?

Sagitarr - 29 July 2016

How many children of others fall sick and no body cares ? how many have been malnutritioned by you Matibili..? I hope YOU die soon!

Mboko - 29 July 2016

Is it coincidence that 20000 are estimated to have been killed by Gukurahundi in the early eighties and that the alleged conspirators of the murder of Chantunga have fathered a similar number.May be the First Lady is saying don't worry about those who were butchered during that period because a similar number was fathered which replaced them.Food for thought.

Gen. Spinola - 29 July 2016

Whats so special about this Chatunga boy?He is just a child like anyone else.You have never wished your brother's son a speed recovery and you think by doing it to Chatunga you become part of the grave train.You cant even feed your own children vatomama ne kwashioker.Shame on youTruth and like minded lunatics.

Janana wa Bikaz - 29 July 2016

Whats so special about this Chatunga boy?He is just a child like anyone else.You have never wished your brother's son a speed recovery and you think by doing it to Chatunga you become part of the grave train.You cant even feed your own children vatomama ne kwashioker.Shame on youTruth and like minded lunatics.

Janana wa Bikaz - 29 July 2016

ibronco ndiyo inorwadzisa mudumbu zvekushaisa chembere hope

Ndini Uyo - 29 July 2016

chatunga may the lord give yu strength 2 overcome,and be very strong,get well soon,pliz do get better

jojo - 29 July 2016

nxaaa as recent as a month ago mugabe in the shape of his police a send a number of innocent kids to police cells even after some of their body parts were lacerated into pieces by the police dogs. at list his dearly sons illness is more of a self inflicted illness something l would rather not preach of dai ndiriwe.

kasukuwere - 29 July 2016

chatunga achatonga

truth - 29 July 2016

Aiwa kugwara kwemhene ikangokosora zvoparidzigwa nyika yose wodomhanyigwa kuchipatara kuzoti shurovo zvadzo dzevuno Mberengwa kukuvara nokumwisiwa murumanyama nokuti zvipatara midhuri isina chinhu . Kugwara nekugutisa uko ngaatibvire zvedu dai kwai adhla mujumbura taiti kuda kungoswerera iwo maPitsa neSushi nemari yenyika isu vuno tichidhla makosvo neshuma

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 29 July 2016

Vana Trueth kani doro rinokurambai.......vanhu vekwamugabe vamunoda kuti varame vachitonga zvinobatsirei izvozvo I told you last time kuti pane about other 1million zimbabweans who are able to lead zimbabwe on a 1 to 2 terms waiting to take the country forwad awa wekwa mugabe zvakare hativaziwi and we do not need them anymore they have overstayed their welcome.........muchakuwadzisa vana ...baba vawo mugabe ane ma pallets of gold and billions of $US they should go to singapore no talk no further talks mungavakuwadzisa and eat their money that side here they do not have legacy to sefiguared....there are more poor zimbabwean ,hungry and angry population they do not have any chance to take over the leadership of this nation.....if they manage then Iam going to relocate back to mozambique or zimbabia I bet zimbabwe will be for the dogs

dofo - 29 July 2016

@weMberengwa mukaranga. Pawazoti mujumbura , makosvo neshuma wabva wandikohovedza. Kutapira kwacho chikaranga.

Pokeman Go. - 30 July 2016

@weMberengwa mukaranga. Achiri kuwanikwa here makosvo neshuma ? Hama yangu nditumirevo chijumba ndawashuva: ndanzwa nacho chikafu chinoita kuti munhu ave kunge mbvuvu (hippo) dzemuna Mwanezi.

Pokeman Go. - 30 July 2016

did he have money to go to parirenyatwa? Did he sleep in the que? Its an insults to tell the suffering masses such useless stuff when we are waiting for news of your death. Burn the whole family!!!

doti yenja - 30 July 2016

did he have money to go to parirenyatwa? Did he sleep in the que? Its an insults to tell the suffering masses such useless stuff when we are waiting for news of your death. Burn the whole family!!!

doti yenja - 30 July 2016

haaa idzi ndidzo brongo straight musaware president mfana uyu arikunwa ma DPH

JESMAN - 30 July 2016

ko zvamakasiya ITAI DZAMARA achifa manga musingawoni kurwadza kwazvoka.maifunga kuti mai vake vane 20 000 vana here.saka ndikoko

Mikairi - 30 July 2016

VaMugabe makapihwa nyika yeZimbabwe iri in very good shape na Mr Ian Smith. Smith had one degree B Com. Ko iwe Robert Mugabe une 25 degrees asi ndee fake here kunge degree ra Grace

Robert Zvimba - 30 July 2016

Better die&pay his father's sins,no matter he young the snake is,its also poisonous just like its parents.so chop the headoff

Mugabereka - 31 July 2016

chii chashamisa nekurwara kwa chatunga inga wani zvipatara zvakazara wani nevanorwarwa, ngaeende kune vamwe ku parerenyatwa anopiwa mubhedha.

mbokodo - 1 August 2016

Pana Chatunga dai Mugabe atanga aita DNA test asati asembura vanhu nekuti mwana wangu mwana he he

Dakarai - 2 August 2016

Will you be jetting him off to Singapore to ensure he gets the correct treatments?

Edna - 3 August 2016

Mr cde Mugabe and your securocrat Chihuri is it ignorance that makes you continue recruiting more and more officers yet you are failing to pay those who are already out numbering both school pupils and college varsity enrollments? You are complaining of 82% gvt payroll but you are still adding more and more of them on top of the ones you can't feed. Something must be awol with your medular oblingater

sukaihari nyamasvisva - 4 August 2016

ngaafe

timothy - 5 August 2016

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