Vice President Constantino Chiwenga last week went to China where he is going under medical tests, Presidential Spokesperson has George Charamba revealed.
The country’s Deputy was in South Africa where he was getting treatment after an illness.
“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,” Charamba said in a press statement.
“His relocation to China, which builds on the satisfactory recovery progress he has been making, follows weekend discussions at the highest level between Governments of Zimbabwe and China, at which a decision was taken to allow Chinese medical experts to join their counterparts from Zimbabwe, South Africa and India in attending to the Vice President.”
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who says he was in constant communication with his Deputy last week revealed that VP Chiwenga had improved.
“Our Vice President, Cde Chiwenga, is not feeling well. He once went to India for a fairly long time, he felt better and returned. Upon his return, he resumed his duties, but the problem recurred. ” Zimbabwe’s leader said.
“We then sent him to South Africa. That is where he is right now. I often speak to him whenever he is free.”
He has been a bit under the weather, but of late he has improved so much that I was pleased to note that he was now doing some exercises on his own. We are quite grateful for that development.”
VP Chiwenga’s illness has not been revealed to Zimbabwe, but the country’s Deputy once revealed of a condition which made his skin more lighter.
“The office will keep the Nation updated on the progress the Vice President continues to make towards full recovery,” Charamba said.