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Poison intrigue angers Mugabe

by Staff reporter
01 Sep 2017 at 07:19hrs | Views
Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's alleged poisoning saga, particularly the insinuation it was a state operation, has led to a dramatic fallout between President Robert Mugabe and him, a long serving loyalist.

Mnangagwa yesterday sought to ease tensions with Mugabe ahead of today's Zanu PF youth interface in Gweru, as he said in a statement he had not eaten poisoned Gushungo Dairy ice-cream as alleged by his supporters.

Mnangagwa dismissed reports that he ate ice cream from Gushungo Dairy shortly before his sudden illness during a Zanu-PF Youth Interface rally in Gwanda early this month.

The VP had a severe bout of vomiting and diarrhoea during the rally and had to be eventually flown to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he received treatment.

Mnangagwa said claims that he ate ice cream from Gushungo Dairy were being made by unscrupulous elements bent on creating a rift between him and the First Family.

The clarification by VP Mnangagwa comes at a time when authoritative sources indicated yesterday that his doctors from South Africa arrived in the country on Wednesday to present their medical report to the VP and the President.

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Source - Zim Ind