Mnangagwa Administration Speaks On Chiwenga Health
3 August 2021

By a Correspondent- President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba has opened up on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s ill-health reports.

Chiwenga, according to media reports was last week rushed to China for his routine medical check-up as well as some meetings with officials in that country.

The reports said that someone from Chiwenga’s delegation tested positive for COVID-19 leaving nearly 400 guests inside the hotel in quarantine.

 Charamba dismissed the reports as wishful thinking. He said:

Vatanga vano paumba kwavasina kuswera. I spoke to VP Chiwenga last Saturday. Musatisembura nenhema!!!!!! [They have started speculating. I spoke to VP Chiwenga. Don’t bore us with lies.]

An anonymous source told The NewsHawks that Chiwenga was expected to return to Zimbabwe after 10 days, but now with this latest incident, his itinerary may be changed.

This is not the first time the government has dismissed reports that suggest the former military boss was critically ill.