Former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo questioned why Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was airlifted to South Africa and not China following a medical emergency.
Chiwenga was airlifted to a South African hospital on Saturday in what government sources described as a “medical emergency.” The former army general, who executed a coup that ousted former President Robert Mugabe in November 2017, is being treated at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Moyo questions if Chiwenga’s preference to be treated in South Africa instead of China are a result of a fallout with the Chinese. Writing on Twitter, Moyo said:
In the past General Chiwenga used to be airlifted to China on medical emergency for treatment. That has changed since the November 2017 military coup. The emergency medical airlifts are now to South Africa; previously Joburg & now reportedly Cape Town. Is there a Chinese fallout?