October 2 2017 – ZIMBABWEAN deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly opened up for the first time on his food poisoning scare, saying, he was indeed poisoned.Mnangagwa was flown to South Africa for medical attention after he started vomiting and having diarrhea while attending a presidential youth interface rally held in Gwanda in August.”I have come to tell you that what happened to Mai (Shuvai) Mahofa in Victoria Falls is what also happened to me. I am making tremendous recovery. Those who wished me dead will be ashamed because when God’s time for one to die is not up, he will not die. I still have many years to live and the truth will come out,” Mnangagwa is quoted saying at Mahofa’s memorial service.
Mahofa, who died last month, after allegedly being poisoned at a Zanu-PF annual conference in Victoria Falls, was the provincial affairs minister for Masvingo and a key Mnangagwa ally.
Mnangagwa’s loyalists accused his “Generation 40” rivals within the ruling Zanu-PF party of poisoning him in a bid to physically eliminate him from the race to succeed Mugabe, 93.
Last month, he denied reports that he had eaten ice cream from Gushungo Dairies, which is owned by the first family. – News 24