The Vice president Chiwenga reportedly snubbed the president’s field day where he was supposed to be the guest of honour, Newsday reports.
According to the publication, Chiwenga snubbed the field day in retaliation to the president holding a meeting with loyalists to discuss ways to solidify their grip on power last weekend.
A source that spoke to the publication said:
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In January when Chiwenga made a surprise visit to the farm in the company of only his driver on a Sunday, he actually came in to check on what happens at the farm, contrary to State media reports that the visit showed his good relations with ED.
Today, he snubbed an important event and it is a latest indication of the power struggles between the two. Why would Chiwenga not come when he is in the country? With a helicopter, it’s a journey of less than two hours from Harare
However, the president’s spokesperson George Charamba dismissed such reports and said the fact the VP didn’t come doesn’t mean there is a rift between the 2. Charamba further said Chiwenga was given another assignment by the president.