ZANU PF national chairperson who is also Minister of Defence and War veterans, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has been taken ill and has gone for treatment to an undisclosed location.
This was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa today (Saturday) at a Thank You Rally at Rutenga Primary School in Mwenezi while explaining her conspicous absence at the rally.
Muchinguri got her breast injured in a blast at a campaign rally in Bulawayo ahead of last year’s presidential election, together with Vice President Kembo Mohadi. The bombing claimed two lives of security agents.
Muchinguri-Kashiri was flown out for treatment immediately after the incident and Mnangagwa yesterday said she had gone for a medical check-up.
“Before I deliver my speech, you see I came with VP Mohadi, his counterpart, VP Chiwenga is not feeling well, that is why he is not here. You will wonder why other senior politburo members are not here, our national chair, Muchinguri Kashiri, who got injured in last year’s bombing, is not here as she has gone for a check-up.
“I just wanted you to know this, otherwise you could be left wondering amongst yourselves,” Mnangagwa said, without disclosing where she had gone.
It is believed she was flown to South Africa where she initially sought treatment.
Chiwenga, who is been in and out of hospital lately, was also reportedly airlifted to India over an undisclosed ailment.