Zimbabwean VP Chiwenga critically ill, airlifted to China due to coronavirus’


Unconfirmed reports reaching Harare Live suggest that the Minister of Health and Child Care, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been airlifted to China amid reports that he tested positive for COVID-19.

A group called the Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans Association Platform (COZWVA) posted on Twitter Saturday claiming that the health of the former army boss had deteriorated. COZWVA said:

Zimbabwe Vice President Rtd Gen Chiwenga has been airlifted to China this evening as his condition deteriorated.

COZWVA makes the claims amid reports that Chiwenga, together with VP Kembo Mohadi, tested positive for the coronavirus, claims which the government has dismissed as wishful thinking.

The Deputy Chief Secretary-Presidential Communications in the Office, however, denied such claims saying the VP is well and was resting at home.

Constantino Chiwenga has been in and out of the hospital since 2018 and he spent the good part of 2019 in China where he was being treated for suspected poisoning.

He has been into South African, Indian and Chinese medical institutions triggering massive criticism from some members of the public who say political elites should also be treated locally in “health institutions they neglected.”


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