Vice President, Dr. Constantino Chiwenga today defied social media reports, which claimed the former army general was struggling with failing health.
Chiwenga revealed fitness at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare on Tuesday when he welcomed President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Circulating social media reports about Chiwenga’s health were a combination of Mnangagwa cancelling a scheduled trip to Cuba and Chiwenga failing to turn up for an official event in Gweru.
The Health Minister’s absence then sparked social media speculation that his health had taken a turn for the worst
However, a social media account believed to be that of presidential spokesperson George Charamba scorned the speculation Tuesday as Chiwenga turned up at the Harare airport for the regular ritual of welcoming Mnangagwa back home.
The Zanu PF leader returned home from the United States where he attended the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.