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MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reacted with incredulity at State media reports claiming he fled a private Harare Hospital in a bid to avoid paying a US$2,600 bill.

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Zimpapers newspapers, all controlled by the Zanu PF-led government, claimed Wednesday night that the former premier sneaked out of Harare’s Trauma Centre and Hospital without paying for his treatment.

A report was allegedly made at Avondale Police Station and a docket opened after Tsvangirai reportedly left the hospital via a laundry room and made good his escape in a gate-away vehicle readied for him by aides in the car park.

The police complaint was allegedly withdrawn after family members came to the aid of the opposition leader who was said to be penniless having been ditched by fed-up donors.

But Tsvangirai could not hide his amazement after being alerted to the reports.

Reacting on his Facebook Wall late Wednesday night, the MDC-T leader wrote: “A friend of mine just called to tell me what they heard on the news. I am sure you will agree that if it had to be national news that a leader is sick, then we missed the news.

“I can’t believe that ZBC actually had a story on my purported failure to pay my hospital bills. For the record, my bill has been taken care of and it was not a humongous bill that needed treasury involvement.

“Anyway, we all know that this too shall pass. I am encouraged to share with you a scripture I was reading this evening – 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 ‘For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal’.”

Source : New Zimbabwe