Presidential Spokesperson Refers Inquiries About VP Chiwenga’s Health To His Family

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba refused to give details on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s health condition and whereabouts when contacted by

The Vice President has not been seen in public for more than a month with reports indicating that he was airlifted to South Africa for treatment last month.

Charamba told that Chiwenga’s family was in a better position to give an update on his condition. He said:

I’m not able at this stage to give you an accurate update on the matter. Usually, I defer to the family on such matters. What I can confirm though is that he’s still recuperating, and is yet to resume official duties.

… Should I get an update from the family, I will share it with you. reports that Chiwenga has been in and out of hospital since last year and that lost skin pigmentation since he led the military coup that ended former President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign. The report says:

Chiwenga has been in and out of hospital since October last year. His wife, Mary, is also reported to be receiving constant medical attention.

The couple have appeared in public with an obvious loss of skin pigmentation on their hands and faces, which Chiwenga once said started at around the same time that he led a military coup that ousted former President Robert Mugabe.

Chiwenga’s friends say his drinking water was poisoned. He is reported to be suffering from an acute liver problem, coupled with an oesophagus ailment that is preventing him from feeding well.


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George Charamba is the Press Secretary in the Office of the President of Zimbabwe. He is therefore there official spokesperson of the president. He has been in this position since 2000 when he was appointed by President Robert Mugabe Charamba has been a columnist in... Read More About George Charamba

Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is the current Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the second secretary of Zanu-PF political party and the former Minister of Defence . He is also the former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and also the former member... Read More About Constantino Chiwenga

Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe


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