August 14 2017 – ZIMBABWE ‘s vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a possible successor to President Robert Mugabe, is unwell and is in a SA hospital.
Mugabe made the announcement on Monday(today) when Mnangagwa was absent from celebrations to mark Heroes Day in the capital Harare
“He is not back yet from hospital in Johannesburg,” Mugabe said during his speech at the national Heroes Acre. He did not give details.
But there are rumours saying the vice-president has been unresponsive since 3am this morning.
Mnangagwa is seen as the likely successor following elevation to the post in 2014 but the issue has deeply divided the ruling party, with two factions — one supporting Mnangagwa, the other Mugabe’s wife Grace.
Local private media reported that Mnangagwa had suffered suspected food poisoning. – Reuters