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Chiwenga 'barking orders' from SA hospital bed

by Staff reporter
15 Oct 2018 at 07:26hrs | Views
VICE president Constantino Chiwenga, who led the November 2017 coup which ousted long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe, is hospitalised in South Africa, the presidency admitted Monday, adding that he was expected to return home this week.

Chiwinga was rushed to South Africa at a time foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo - who fronted the coup in the media - has also not been seen in public for three weeks after being hospitalised at an upmarket private clinic in Harare.

The vice president, who reportedly vomited during a recent cabinet meeting, travelled to South Africa last Tuesday accompanied by wife Mary and deputy health minister Dr John Mangwiro.

"Both General Chiwenga and Amai Chiwenga are in good health," presidential spokesman George Charamba told the State-owned Herald.

"They have been cleared except for some little problems that were detected and have since been treated. The VP is very well and when I chatted with him he ended up barking orders to me in respect of Kanyemba projects and in respect of the Bulawayo Kraal project in Binga.

According to Charamba, the medical review was related to injuries Chiwenga and wife sustained in the June bomb blast at Bulawayo's White City Stadium.

Source - the herald