Through a statement released on Monday, President Mnangagwa said that the ailing 95-year-old was responding well to treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
“Founding president and founding father of our nation (comrade) Robert Mugabe remains detained at a hospital in Singapore where he is receiving medical attention.
“Unlike in the past when the former president would require just about a month for this, his physicians this time around determined that he be kept under observation for much longer from April this year when he left for his latest routine check-up.
“I am greatly pleased to inform the nation that the former president continues to make steady progress towards eventual recovery and that his condition is remarkably stable for his age,” he added.
A delegation sent to Singapore to check up on Mugabe reported that he is “responding well to treatment” and that “because of the good progress he is making Mugabe could be released fairly soon.”
Photo raises health concerns
Recently, a photo of a frail-looking Mugabe surfaced online raising fears over the state of his health.
In the photos alongside his son Robert Junior, Mugabe, dressed in an Adidas tracksuit looked slumped.
Eight months ago, President Mnangagwa announced that Mugabe is no longer able to walk.
Mugabe, who ruled the southern African nation for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup.