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Mugabe heart attack and death claims 'just wishful thinking'

A number of claims have been made that 91-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fallen ill.

Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba dismissed rumours that the president suffered a heart attack while on vacation in the Far East.

Stephen Grootes on Thursday spoke to EWN correspondent JJ Cornish about Mugabe's state of health, who said these claims happen at the beginning of every year when the statesman goes for medical treatment in Singapore.

Listen to the conversation below:

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