ED: Arrangements Underway To Fly Close Family Members Of Indisposed VP Chiwenga To China
President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday revealed that the government had already started preparations to fly close family members of indisposed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to China. The president said this was to make sure that Chiwenga’s relatives were close to him. In a statement to update the nation on Chiwenga’s health status, the president said:
Further to my communication last month updating the Nation on the condition of our Vice President, Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga, I wish to add that the Vice President has now completed extensive tests required by the Chinese Medical Team attending to him, thus paving way for the commencement of actual treatment. While it is still too early in the treatment process, I am advised that the Vice President’s condition remains remarkably stable, with the initial strict regimen imposed on him at the time of his admission being gradually eased to allow greater access by close family members. Arrangements are underway already to ensure close Family Members are within call of the Vice President.
In the spirit of openness, but mindful of the need to respect patient confidentiality and privacy, while at the same time allowing space for experts to do their work, I shall continue to keep the Nation updated on the progress the Vice President makes towards full recovery which we all look forward to with great anticipation.
In the meantime, I urge us all, in our different faiths and ways, to continue to pray for our Vice President and his Family so both rejoin us in the country as soon as is practicable.