Minister of Defence Sydney Sekeramayi has dismissed allegations that he is one of the people who poisoned Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Sekeramayi refuted claims that he had travelled together with Emmerson Mnangagwa on the helicopter to Gwanda for a Youth Interface Rally. Sekeramayi was responding to claims by Mnangagwa supporter Energy Mutodi who claimed that Sekeramayi and Health Minister David Parirenyatwa were the main suspects. Mutodi has since been arrested after Sekeramayi reported him to the police.
I won’t say much except that all he has said is a lie and end at that
I flew from here (Harare) to Bulawayo Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport and from Bulawayo I went to Gwanda by road.
I don’t know why someone would make such a claim that I was with the vice president in the helicopter.
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Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi is a former Zimbabwean liberation war fighter and politician who is the current Minister of Defence. He is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) political party. Read More
Energy Mutodi is a controversial Harare businessman, Sungura musician, politician who is also an academic. He rose to prominence in 2012 when he released his debut album Simbi Yamudhara. He was accused of swindling money from civil servants through his housing co-operative, National Housing Development Trust Zimbabwe. He also took on board members of the Utakataka Express into his own band which was formerly led by the late Tongai Moyo which is now led by his son, Peter Moyo only a few weeks after he had vowed to support Peter after the death of Tongai. Read More
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. On 12 August 2017 he was rushed to hospital during a Zanu-PF rally in Gwanda. Private and online media reported that Mnangagwa had been poisoned but Government representative David Parirenyatwa dismissed the reports three days after the incident stating that he had had a severe bout of vomiting and diarrhoea. On 16 August 2017, Christopher Mushohwe said that doctors in South Africa said that Mnangagwa had eaten stale food. Read More