Zimbabwe: VP Chiwenga Off to China for Further Medicals

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, right, and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at a ground-breaking ceremony at the Arcadia Lithium Mine in Goromonzi.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has left South Africa, where he was receiving treatment, for China for further medical tests. This follows a decision by Zimbabwe and China to allow Chinese experts to join fellow experts in Zimbabwe, South Africa and India in attending to the Vice President.

VP Chiwenga has been recovering, with President Mnangagwa last week confirming that the Vice President's health was improving.

The President said VP Chiwenga was now able to do physical exercises on his own, an indication that he was on the road to recovery.

In a statement yesterday, Presidential spokesman Mr George Charamba confirmed the latest developments.

"Following last week's Presidential statement on Vice President CGDN Chiwenga's health and recovery status, the Office of the President and Cabinet wishes to inform the nation that the Vice President this week left for the People's Republic of China where he is set to undergo further medical tests.

"His relocation to China, which builds on the satisfactory recovery progress he has been making, follows weekend discussions at the highest level between the governments of Zimbabwe and China at which a decision was taken to allow Chinese medical experts to join their expert counterparts from Zimbabwe, South Africa and India in attending to the Vice-President.

"The Office will keep the nation updated on the progress the Vice-President continues to make towards full recovery," he said.

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