Mnangagwa blocks private journalists from covering press conference

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Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa barred private journalists from covering a press conference on Thursday night. Only journalists from State owned media where allowed to cover the press conference.

Mnangagwa’s press conference comes after President Robert Mugabe challenged him to clarify his claims that he was poisoned. Mnangagwa made the claims on Saturday during a memorial service for the late national heroine, Shuvai Mahofa, where he implied that he was poisoned like she was during a Zanu-PF conference held in 2015 in Victoria Falls. While being received at Harare International Airport, Mugabe asked Mnangagwa if he had done a postmortem on the late national heroine to determine if she was poisoned or not. 

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who was acting president in Mugabe’s absence also issued a statement on Wednesday stating that Mnangagwa is lying that he was poisoned in order to destabilise the country and undermine President Robert Mugabe. We wait to hear what Mnangagwa had to say about the issue. Below are tweets from journalists:

Emmerson MnangagwaPhelekezela MphokoRobert Mugabe

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu- PF). He is the current President of Zimbabwe and was sworn in on the 24th of November 2017 as Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Phelekezela Mphoko is vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and former secretary of the Zanu-PF party. Mphoko was appointed to this position by Robert Mugabe on 10 December 2014. The other vice president appointed at the same time as him is Emmerson Mnangagwa .Mnangagwa... Read More About Phelekezela Mphoko

Robert Mugabe is the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from his presidency on... Read More About Robert Mugabe

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