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I’m not sick: Gono

FORMER Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono has reacted angrily to reports that he is battling for his life at a Harare hospital, saying people peddling the rumours were violating his privacy.


A United Kingdom website last week published a picture purporting to show a “frail” Gono.


The website said it had seen Gono’s medical records that included an X-ray scan dated February 11. But Gono yesterday said the report was false.

“That’s an invasion of my private life, for which I will go to extraordinary lengths to have the lies paid,” he said.

“I am on my mid-term holiday with family in Nyanga and someone is being mischievous.”

He said the alleged pictures could have been taken some time ago.

“That’s an old story involving annual check-ups at doctors,” he said. “Don’t you do the same or you wait until you are ill.

“Let’s meet for a marathon and I will put $10 000 on the table if you can beat me in a 32km race. Put up the same and we do a public challenge.

“Look for better news. Don’t be misled.”

Gono stepped down as governor of the central bank in 2013 after serving the mandatory two terms. He spent 10 years at the RBZ.

7 Responses to I’m not sick: Gono

  1. mtshayisa February 21, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    $10000 bearer checks?

  2. Robert Mangwiro February 21, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    Why does he have to react angrily?

  3. toti February 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    saka pic ina Kereke kubackground maiisirei apa????? do you suggest he might be the one behind the lie???? maakurwara manje mr Gono

  4. Dopori February 22, 2016 at 5:21 am #

    As they say, if the cap fits, wear it. If he has nothing to hide he should keep quiet. Silence is golden. In any event, anyone can take ill and if it happens you are a public figure, we deserve to know what’s the matter with you. Those are some of the occupational risks that go with the office!

  5. RoadRunner February 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    The last time I ran a marathon was 42km, not 32 according to Dr Gono.

  6. the olyimpian February 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    mr road runner hazvina kuhi comrades marathon

  7. anonymous February 23, 2016 at 3:57 am #

    Nice one Gono; way to silence critiques by challenging them to a marathon race and I guess that interviewer didn’t take you up on the offer.

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