Zimbabwe Spokesperson Hints VP Chiwenga is Seriously Ill

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba has hinted that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga could be battling a serious ailment, telling state media that the one-time top soldier was developing stomach acids that were "very bad". Chiwenga, who previously said he had a skin ailment, was airlifted to South Africa last week to receive treatment for what was said to be treatment for injuries sustained during a mysterious blast in Bulawayo June this year.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry in Harare. Chiwenga had been in South Africa for treatment.

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