• Mnangagwa takes three weeks’ vacation
• President not leaving the country
• VPs to rotate as acting presidents
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa began his annual leave Wednesday, which will last for three weeks, Acting Chief Secretary in the Office of the President George Charamba has announced.
Unlike his predecessor, the late former President Robert Mugabe, who used to spend his vacation in Malaysia and Singapore, Mnangagwa will spend his annual leave in the country.
“The President will spend his vacation in the country,” read the press statement.
The two Vice Presidents, according to the press statement, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, will take turns to lead the country in acting capacities, starting with Chiwenga.
Mnangagwa’s vacation announcement follows widespread speculation that he was not going to take his annual leave in fear of a coup.
Some observers say Mnangagwa fears leaving the country in fear of being toppled.
Mnangagwa has dismissed the suggestions as a farce.