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Leaked US diplomatic cables have revealed, that President Mugabe is suffering from prostate cancer. According to the cables the 87-year-old was told he might die before 2013.

According to a previously secret cable released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Mugabe's battle with the disease was revealed to former US Ambassador James McGee by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, Gideon Gono, during a private meeting held on June 4, 2008.

In a report of the meeting released by WikiLeaks, McGee wrote: "Gideon Gono, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), told the Ambassador on June 4 that President Robert Mugabe has prostate cancer that has metastasised and, according to doctors, will cause his death in three to five years.




"According to Gono, Mugabe's doctor had recommended he cut back on his activities. (NOTE: Gono told us last year that Mugabe was ill and that his doctor had urged him to step down immediately. Mugabe had told his doctor, according to Gono, that he would leave office after the election)."


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Source: WikiLeaks

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