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Ailing Chiwenga airlifted to China

by Byo24News
15 Apr 2011 at 12:45hrs | Views
The Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), Constantine Chiwenga, is not well and has been airlifted to China for treatment.    

The Minister of Defence, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Thursday confirmed to NewsDay that the army chief had gone to China for medical attention.

However, Mnangagwa refused to confirm reports doing the rounds that when Chiwenga was airlifted, his condition was critical.

It is not clear what Chiwenga is suffering from.

But, impeccable sources revealed to NewsDay that the army chief had eight days ago fallen seriously ill and was immediately airlifted to China.

The sources said the Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Air Marshal Perence Shiri, is the acting Commander of the ZDF.

Chiwenga was on Thursday absent from the burial of CIO boss Mernard Muzariri, and he has of late not appeared in public.

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Source - NewsDay
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