UPDATED: Mnangagwa rushed to hospital during Mugabe Gwanda rally

Posted by Tayana (@tayatheheir)

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly rushed to hospital after falling ill during President Robert Mugabe in Gwanda. He is said to have left the rally prematurely.

There are reports that he was airlifted to Claybank Hospital in Gweru by a helicopter after he started vomiting heavily. Food poisoning is suspected though not confirmed. 

The Standard reports that yesterday Mnangagwa was briefly taken out of the venue by Zimbabwe Republic Police ambulance before he returned to his car. He was then driven to the police headquarters where he took off in a military helicopter.

Zanu PF officials who spoke to the publication could not confirm last night the cause of Mnangagwa’s illness but some claimed he was in bad shape. Kembo Mohadi who is said to have escorted Mnangagwa claimed he did not know anything about the incident when contacted for comment.

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was said to be back home yesterday evening.

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Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He was appointed as the country's Vice president in December 2014. He had been a cabinet Minister since Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980. He is also the Minister of Justice for Zimbabwe. Read More

Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and statesman who has been President of the Republic of Zimbabwe since 1987. Previously, he was the prime minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence until 1980. He is also the co-founder of the ZANU-PF. By different sections of people both locally and abroad, Mugabe has been viewed as both a ruthless dictator and champion of the previously marginalised interest of the majority black people. Most recently he is most known for leading Zimbabwe into one of its worst periods economically, but also leading the crafting of the land question through the Third Chimurenga exercise of the 2000 - 2010 decade. Read More

Infobox Town Gwanda is a Town located in Matabeleland South Province in Zimbabwe. Read More



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