By A Correspondent| ZANU PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa was left hanging on a thin-thread after the state broadcaster, ZBC on Thursday deleted its video of him battling to explain that the late Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri tested positive for #Covid-19.
The video shows Mnangagwa addressing mourners at the late Minister’s Borrowdale in Harare, this Thursday, according to ZBC. The development comes at a time when multiple sources inside government revealed they had no clue what killed Shiri. Yesterday, ZANU PF spokesman Patrick Chinamasa said he does not know what befell Shiri, announcing that only a postmortem would tell the truth. There are no postmortems being conducted for COVID victims. The ZBC YouTube account showed the below results: “Video unavailable” which means the broadcaster has deleted it.
The webpage was later updated after about 15 minutes and a new video was uploaded showing Mnangagwa saying: zvino sekutaura kwandaita, hatina kuziva, nekuti paakashaya, panga pasati pabuda pa results ekuti, ane maresults ekuti ane chirwere chacho chamazuva ano kana kuti ahana.
“Saka ma results ndoazouya aya aya. Zvobvira kuti handizivi kuti ndekupi asi akabatiwa ne COVID.
Ndozvinotaura bepa iri.
Saka ma procedure a World Health Organisation ndiwo ototevedza somurairo.
Chiremba vedu havapo, hameno kuti vazosvika here, Dr Chimedza, ndovachatitungamirira vandozoziva kuti zvinofana kuti zvifambiswe sei.
According to a source close to the developments, Shiri did not die of corona virus but food poisoning which he reportedly consumed together with his driver at a rally in Rushinga.
“We are suspecting food poisoning but they are going to pin it on Covid.
“When they came back from Rushinga last week, the driver was complaining of heart burn. On Friday he went to work but Minister Shiri did not go to work. He had already started feeling funny, complaining that he felt like he had heart burn just like the driver”, said a close source who asked for anonymity.