Zanu-PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo dismissed the headline by Daily News that President Robert Mugabe had confirmed that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned at a Gwanda rally.
Speaking to Sunday Mail, Moyo said that the headline is pure criminal conduct. Said Moyo:
The headline in The Daily News is not only irresponsible and mischievous, but a confirmation that at some newspapers, journalism has gone to the gutters. The article is a clear form of criminal conduct and absolute hogwash. President Mugabe was addressing thousands of people at the Youth Interface Rally in Gweru and was very eloquent, and gave details about the alleged food poisoning. He emphasised that he had spent more than an hour with the VP and the VP’s doctor at State House last Wednesday. The doctor who was flown from South Africa to address the allegations of poisoning confirmed that there was no poisoning as confirmed by blood samples. The VP was, however, very ill with a lot of vomiting, diarrhoea and a swollen face, but was urgently treated in South Africa and is now fit again. The doctor told the President that they will keep monitoring the Vice-President to find out what may have caused the sickness, but it was not food poisoning. The party is relieved by the doctor’s report because we were very concerned about this development.
He also hoped that police investigations would reveal where Energy Mutodi got the information that Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned.
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