Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba said former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko had spoken to President Emmerson Mnangagwa by telephone and asked to return to Zimbabwe from Botswana where he is hiding.
He also said that President Mnangagwa assured Mphoko that he is free to return home. Said Charamba:
Former Vice President Mphoko spoke to the President and was assured that he is free to return to Zimbabwe and contribute to the rebuilding of the nation. Like any other Zimbabwean, he is free to come home and assist in growing the economy and the country. Hopefully, he will be making his way home soon.
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Highly placed sources told The Herald that Botswana’s government has given Mphoko up to December 1 to leave their country and return to Zimbabwe, but the former Vice President is reluctant to do so fearing arrest for corruption-related crimes.