The health of Chiwenga, 62, is closely followed in Rhodesia as a result of he’s wide seen because the power behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa and therefore the favourite to succeed him.
HARARE: Zimbabwean VP Constantino Chiwenga is being treated in Asian country for a minor disorder, a government deputy minister has aforementioned, days when a neighborhood news web site reported that the retired general had gone thereto country because of failing health.
The health of Chiwenga, 62, is closely followed in Rhodesia as a result of he’s wide seen because the power behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa and therefore the favourite to succeed him. He junction rectifier the coup that ousted long-time ruler parliamentarian Mugabe in 2017.
A gaunt-looking Chiwenga was last seen publicly last Tuesday, once he told state TV he wasn’t dying however gave no details regarding his condition. Since last year, Chiwenga’s hands are visibly swollen with discolored skin patches.
Information deputy minister Energy Mutodi aforementioned on Twitter Chiwenga “is sick well from some minor abdominal disorder in Delhi, India.” He declined to create any comment.
His tweet was ridiculed by voters during a country wherever administration habitually ask for medical facilitate abroad whereas the general public health system has folded and hospitals struggle to produce medicines to patients.
ZimLive.com, a web wire service, reported last Th that Chiwenga had been flown to Asian country for treatment however didn’t say what he was laid low with.
Days earlier, a non-public daily newspaper had reported that Chiwenga had traveled to port, Republic of South Africa, for treatment, his second visit in four months.
Mnangagwa has unemployed rumours of a rift with Chiwenga. These gathered momentum when Mnangagawa secure action in response to a brutal security quelling meted out against protesters last month whereas the president was abroad. Chiwenga was acting president at that point.