Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was last week forced to abandon his official duties on the advice of his doctors.
Chiwenga failed to attend a field day that was hosted at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Precabe farm in Kwekwe, fuelling speculation that he had snubbed the event.
It has turned out that ill-health forced the former army general to skip the show, the Daily News reports.
Presidential spokesperson George Charamba confirmed to the publication on Sunday that Chiwenga was on temporary medical leave. Said Charamba:
What I know is that he complained of fatigue and is resting at home. He is in the country. He was not feeling too well and he wanted a bit of rest … that is the real issue.
Now, he is much, much better. I spoke to him and he is doing well, not that speculation that there is bad blood between him and the president. That is nonsense.
Chiwenga was airlifted to India, South Africa and China last year due to ill health.
He spent about four months in a Chinese hospital and has been embroiled in a messy divorce with his ex-model wife Marry since his return in November.