Morgan Tsvangirai Moved to Intensive Care Unit As Health Continues to Deteriorate

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Ailing MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has been placed into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Johannesburg hospital.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe visits Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in a hospital in Harare in this March 6, 2009 video grab. Mugabe visited Tsvangirai in hospital on Friday after his car crash, a Reuters witness said. Tsvangirai’s wife Susan was killed in the accident. A truck coming from the opposite direction veered off the road and headed into Tsvangirai’s vehicle, his spokesman said. REUTERS/ZBC via Reuters TV (ZIMBABWE DISASTER POLITICS TRANSPORT HEALTH) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS



People in the know said Tsvangirai’s situation is critical and he will be lucky to survive another week.

Tsvangirai is under the care of specialist physician and pulmonologist Dr Gunter K Schleicher who is working with a specialist anaethetist and another physician. Dr Schleicher is working with two specialist physicians and a specialist anaesthetist.

Tsvangirai has been diagnosed with a kidney tumour which is in an advanced stage and has grown into the liver.

Sources said before Tsvangirai’s health had further deteriorated, he had wanted to travel to Zimbabwe to try and stop the ugly infighting in the MDC but had his passport confiscated by one of his brothers.