ZIMBABWE’S Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China from for some medical tests, a Cabinet official said.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba in a statement said VP Chiwenga left this week.
“The Office of the President and Cabinet wishes to inform the Nation that the Vice President this week left for the People’s Republic of China where he is set to undergo further medical tests,” he said.
Charamba added, “His relocation to China, which builds on the satisfactory recovery progress he has been making, follows weekend discussions at the highest level between Governments of Zimbabwe and China, at which a decision was taken to allow Chinese medical experts to join their expert counterparts from Zimbabwe, South Africa and India in attending to the Vice President.”
President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week while addressing a Zanu-PF Women’s League National Assembly meeting at the party headquarters said VP Chiwenga was now able to do physical exercises on his own, an indication that he was on the road to recovery.
“Our Vice President, Cde Chiwenga, is not feeling well. He once went to India for a fairly long time, he felt better and returned. Upon his return, he resumed his duties, but the problem recurred. We then sent him to South Africa,” said President Mnangagwa.
“That is where he is right now. I often speak to him whenever he is free. He has been a bit under the weather, but of late he has improved so much that I was pleased to note that he was now doing some exercises on his own. We are quite grateful for that development.”