Robert Mugabe: I'm still fit to govern

Mugabe will be 94 next year when he stands for re-election, and last week his wife Grace urged him to name a successor.

FILE: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe says he’s still fit to govern and his vital organs are still strong.

The president has made three trips to Singapore this year for medical check-ups, raising questions over his health ahead of next year’s elections.

Mugabe says even the strength of his bones had recently shocked his doctors.

Addressing supporters at a rally in the northern town of Chinhoyi at the weekend, Mugabe said he thanked God for keeping him healthy.

Mugabe will be 94 next year when he stands for re-election, and last week his wife Grace urged him to name a successor.

But in comments carried by state media, Mugabe told supporters he wasn’t going anywhere.

And he said that those with ambitions to lead the party were divided along tribal lines.