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Zimbabwe Vice President Chiwenga undergoes another operation

Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces addresses a media conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters on November 13, 2017 in Harare. Zimbabwe's army chief on November 13 demanded a "stop" to the purge in the ruling ZANU-PF party after the sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangangwa, and warned the military could intervene. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

President Emmerson Mnangagwa gave an update on the health of Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga whilst addressing mourners at the residence of The Late Former President Robert Mugabe.

President Mnangagwa said the former general had undergone a successful operation this morning and was in a stable condition.

President Mnangagwa added:

“…VP Chiwenga calls every morning asking about the situation. This morning I spoke to him. He came out of the theatre around 9:30 this morning. His operation was a success. He was saying when I get here, I should say to you Soko (Grace Mugabe’s totem), I will live and I will come alive. That is what he (Chiwenga) said this morning when he came out of the theatre.”

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday finally met former First Lady Grace Mugabe after the former Zanu PF allies’ bitter relations escalated with the November 2017 ouster of the now late former State leader Robert Mugabe in a military assisted coup.

Since Mugabe’s overthrow, Mnangagwa and Mugabe communicated through emissaries and there has been no known occasion that the Mugabes have met the incumbent.

During the period leading up to last year’s elections, Mugabe claimed harassment by Mnangagwa and vowed never to vote “my tormenters”.

Before Mugabe’s ouster, Grace staged rallies across the country denouncing and labelling Mnangagwa a traitor. read more