Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been airlifted to China for medical care.
The Vice President was, until recently, being treated in South Africa.
In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said the Vice President has been flown to China, where he will be attended to by medical experts from India, China and Zimbabwe.
“Vice President Chiwenga this week left for the People’s Republic of China where he is set to undergo further medical tests.”
He added, “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 expert
counterparts from Zimbabwe, South Africa and India in attending to the Vice President.”
Last week, while addressing the ZANU PF Women’s League National Assembly, President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed that his deputy was on the mend.
“Our Vice President, 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. We then sent him to South Africa,” said President Mnangagwa.
“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.”