Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife, Auxilia, were denied ice-cream snacks sourced from President Robert Mugabe’s Gushungo Dairy during a youth interface rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo.
NewsDay journalists observed that waiters serving ice cream in the VVIP tent skipped Mnangagwa and his wife after all other top government and Zanu PF officials, among them Mugabe and First Lady Grace, got their share of the ice-cream. This comes after Mnangagwa fell sick during a Gwanda interface rally in August, and was airlifted to South Africa for treatment with his allies claiming he had eaten poisoned ice-cream from Gushungo Dairy.
On his return from South Africa, Mnangagwa denied eating poisoned ice cream from Gushungo Dairy. He later told Zanu-PF supporters during the late Masvingo Provincial minister Shuvai Mahofa’s memorial that he had indeed been poisoned, although he did not directly implicate the First Family for the alleged assassination attempt.