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Wednesday 6 February 2019

Zimbabwe's Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga airlifted to South Africa for emergency medical treatment

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has again been airlifted to a South African hospital for emergency medical treatment after his health had deteriorated over the weekend.

According to reports, Chiwenga fell ill after attending a brief politburo meeting and checked in at Avenues Clinic; an elite hospital in the capital Harare. Chiwenga was later airlifted to a hospital in Cape Town after his health deteriorated over the weekend.

Back in October 2018, the VP was treated for “exhaustion” and 1980s injuries from the war of liberation. Chiwenga and his wife, Mary, have been showing signs of illness, with visibly swollen hands and discoloured skin patches, something he said was due to poisoning.

Last year, Chiwenga suggested he was paying the price for removing former President Robert Mugabe, triggering speculation he might have been poisoned.

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