Vice President, General (retired) Constantino Chiwenga has dismissed claims that he is using skin lightening chemicals to bleach his skin. The Vice President said that it’s actually a skin disease which started during Operation Restore Legacy last November. Chiwenga also said that the disease had affected his wife Marry as well. Speaking at his sister’s burial on Tuesday, Chiwenga said,
When we did our operation to normalise things in the country, I was with General (Philip Valerio) Sibanda and many others, they are brave men indeed. We also informed vaMatanga (then Deputy Commissioner-General of Police) about the plan.
It was during that time that I fell ill. I had this skin sickness (nhuta) that affected my whole body from beneath my feet to my back and the journalists started saying I was using skin lightening creams, but that was not the case. I was sick. I have decided to talk about it because that is what you see, but you should know that everything that happens comes with a price. We then sent everything to South Africa to find out what was causing the sickness, but they failed to treat it.
….my (late) sister Margaret approached Sister Redemptor (Roman Catholic nun) and was given herbs that I began taking until I was healed. But before I took the medication they also prayed for me.
This is what had affected me and had also affected my wife.
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