First Lady injured at airport

President Mugabe returned yesterday morning from a routine medical check-up in Singapore, but the arrival was with not without incident as First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe suffered a minor ankle injury at Harare International Airport.

Amai Mugabe had accompanied her husband to Singapore, where the Head of State and Government receives spcecialised eye treatment, and on arrival back home they were met by Vice-President’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, Cabinet ministers and senior civil servants, and service chiefs.

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

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

In a statement yesterday, Presidential Press Secretary Mr George Charamba said Amai Mugabe had been treated at a local hospital and was discharged.

“First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe, suffered some soft tissue bruising on the right ankle as a result of a freak car incident at the

Harare International Airport early this morning. The incident happened as the First Couple, which had just alighted from an overseas trip, was about to leave the Harare International Airport for the  Residence.

“The First Lady was taken to local facilities where doctors examined and treated the bruise. “The examining doctors confirmed that she suffered no major injury.

“At the time of her discharge, which was about an hour later, she complained of pain from the hurt ankle.

“His Excellency the President, accompanied by Mr (Simba) and Mrs (Bona) Chikore, was with the First Lady throughout the examination, treatment and subsequent discharge. The First Lady is recovering at home.”

Meanwhile, a motorcycle outrider with the Presidential motorcade suffered a fractured arm after crashing into an Isuzu pick-up truck along Airport Road while escorting the First Family from Harare International Airport yesterday morning.

No civilian harm was reported and the police officer is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Moe_Scyslack2

    Ahhhh. Was hoping…..

  • hove

    Get well soon

  • Chatambudza

    A typical routine medical checkup lasts less than an hour. If a Mugabe “routine” medical checkup requires expert examinations necessitating more than one week of absence to Singapore, how many months would the President disappear for if it was a little more than routine?
    It would be interesting to know if contingency plans were in place to allow for, or not, automatic rotation of Acting Presidential duties between the two VPs if the President were forced by circumstances to absent himself for several months, and what powers would Acting Presidents have to avoid the Nation and executive decisions grinding to a halt, without endorsement from that One Centre of Power?

    • SlackJawedYokel

      Do you really still think that his presence or absence matters anymore?! Lol

  • SlackJawedYokel

    October approaching too fast hey….. signs…signs. N’a game dzichapinda busy vhiki rino iri

    • Zvobgo

      cant wait for 18 0kt

  • DAVID MAZANGA

    It is very disturbing high level of incompetence to the driver….

  • Zvobgo

    manje the sun is setting wechida wesingade

  • Stanley Wezhira

    Uri zibenzi.Attempted murder yei?

  • Stanley Wezhira

    Dont write on behalf of the nation.Ndiwe wedero not all Zimbabweans.Uri ani iwe unoda kutaura/kunyora on behalf of everyone.Iweka?

  • Aristotle

    those that organise the motorcade want it to travel at very high speeds allegedly for security reasons. However other critical considerations must be factored in. Sometimes we meet with the motorcade on narrow roads which do not allow us to safely move out of the road. In such situations reason rather than rigid insensitive commands must apply. On some roads the motorcade should reduce speed and should not strand the whole breath of the road. We need secure the lives of the president, motorcade staff and civilians.

  • inini

    kunyepa kkkk, mukutiza lawsuit

  • inini

    not with the first family. rinovharwa nemapurisa.

  • forest isk

    This is not news.I thought her back was broken completely in the accident. Kuyema uko vamwe vakafa wani and some even vanished into thin air.

  • Siphiwe Trevah

    sorry for her