South Africa’s International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has responded to reports that Zimbabwe’s former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fled to the country after he was dismissed by President Robert Mugabe on Monday.
Nkoana-Mashabane said that South Africa’s Government does not know the whereabouts of Mnangagwa. Said Nkoana-Mashabane:
We have no information about the whereabouts of the former Vice President of Zimbabwe.
Watch the SABC report below of Nkoana-Mashabane speaking on Mnangagwa’s whereabouts:
Mnangagwa is believed to be in South Africa after Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) leader Christopher Mutsvangwa claimed on Wednesday, that he is safe and was on his way to South Africa. Mnangagwa was fired from the government on Monday after serving since 1980.
Mnangagwa also released his own statement in which he claimed that he was safely out of the country although he did not state his current location. Mnangagwa said that he will soon return to lead the country.