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VP Chiwenga returns home

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned home Saturday evening from India, where he had gone to seek medical treatment.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga

Deputy Chief Secretary (Presidential Communications) to the President and Cabinet Mr George Charamba said VP Chiwenga has “fully recovered and was raring to go”.

“The Vice President returned this evening (Saturday) after a successful treatment. He has fully recovered and is raring to go,” he said.

VP Chiwenga was accompanied by his wife, Mary, and Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro.

In Chiwenga’s absence, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has purged top military commanders suspected to be aligned to his ailing deputy in a move seen as consolidating his hold on power amid reports of fresh factional fights in Zanu PF.

Chiwenga was whisked out of the country two weeks ago after his health deteriorated.

“Deputy information minister Energy Mutodi claimed that Chiwenga was being treated for a “stomach ailment” and was expected in the country “soon.”