President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed gratitude to Chinese President Xi Jinping for ensuring the recovery of the Vice President Constantino Chiwenga had been receiving treatment in a hospital in that country.
President Mnangagwa was speaking at the Chiwenga residence in Borrowdale following a courtesy call on the vice president on Saturday. He said:
I am very grateful to my brother President Xi Jinping whom I talked to and had said he would do his best to instruct his system to do their best to look after the Vice President and that has been done. As we speak, I have sent a letter to thank him for assisting my Vice President.
Chiwenga landed in the country in the wee hours of Saturday morning and was welcomed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Chinese deputy ambassador Zhao Baogang.
He had been in China for four months where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.