Govt Refutes Reports Of Minister Cain Mathema’s Death
3 September 2021
The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Cain Mathema is alive contrary to reports that he has died.
Social media platforms have since Wednesday been awash with rumours of Mathema's demise after reports said he had been airlifted to Harare from the COVID-19 treatment facility at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) after his condition deteriorated.
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In an interview with CITE, Director of Communications and Advocacy in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Taungana Ndoro, denied reports that Mathema had died of COVID-19 complications.
Ndoro said Mathema was as "fit as a fiddle", though he confirmed that the former Home Affairs Minister "had been not feeling well." Ndoro added:
That confirmation as to whether he has COVID-19 can only come from their Doctor as there is the Doctor and Patient Confidentiality to say whether one has COVID-19, Hypertension or AIDS.
On Wednesday reports claimed Mathema had been airlifted to Harare from Bulawayo on 28 August after his health deteriorated.
The 74-year-old was reportedly taken to Arundel Mediclinic.