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Mnangagwa assassination attempt - Zanu-PF official reacts to claims

by Stephen Jakes
14 Aug 2017 at 07:19hrs | Views
A Zanu PF official Jason Zhuwao through his Facebook post said there was no assassination attempt at the Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the sixth President Robert Mugabe's youth interface rally in Gwanda.

Reports claim Mnangagwa got sick after he ate an ice cream laced with poison and was initially taken to Gwanda Hospital before being air lifted to Gweru military hospital.

But Zhuwao said he was sitting close to when the VP was and never saw the high take occupant being served with any food.

"Firstly I was seated closely by to notice that none of our VIP's where served food during the time. (NO ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT HERE)
None of the presidential caterers served the VP food nor snacks, this is in our video footage record," he said.

"For the record, no information official, not in the President's office nor ZANU PF issued any statement suspecting foul play. Food poisoning is defined as an illness caused by eating contaminated food. In most cases of food poisoning, the food is contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella or Escherichia coli (E. coli), or a virus, such as the norovirus."

He said this could have been the day before the rally but defiantly not at the function.

"However the case is, this was not during the proceedings," he said.

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