Former President Robert Mugabe is set to miss the country's Independence Day celebrations for the second time in a row since his ouster.
His successor Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed that he went to Singapore to get medical treatment for the entire month.
"He has not been feeling well. At the age of 95, I think he is reasonably in good health. Currently he is not in the country. He left on the 2nd of April to Singapore, he will be way for about 29 days and he will come back.
"I am making sure that I do the facilitation for him to receive treatment, take him to Singapore and to bring him back, all the facilities, I make sure that it is done," Mnangagwa said.
Mnangagwa said he regularly checks on Mugabe and they have established a communication method.
Mugabe last addressed the media in July 2018 when he held a press conference to denounce the military, ED Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF. He urged all Zimbabweans to ditch Zanu PF and vote for Nelson Chamisa.