Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Hospitalised For Long Overdue Stomach Surgery
Information reaching this publication is that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been hospitalised at a posh private hospital in Harare for a long overdue surgery.
Vice President Chiwenga arrived at the Trauma Centre in Borrowdale on Thursday just before 3 PM. He was in a six-vehicle convoy flashing blue lights, with sirens turned off.
According to a witness who spoke to a local publication, Constantino Chiwenga walked into the privately-owned hospital unaided and appeared in good physical health.
A senior government official who spoke to the same local publication confirmed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been hospitalised. The official said the Vice President is due to have surgery to correct some discomfort in his stomach.
The official added that the surgery must be routine since it is being done locally. The official said:
He is due to have surgery to correct some discomfort in his stomach. It must be routine, otherwise he would have gone to China.
It is unclear how long Vice President Constantino Chiwenga will be hospitalised.
Efforts to get an official statement from the spokesman for the presidency were fruitless.
The Trauma Centre is owned by Zimbabwe-born Doctor Vivek Solanki, who has Serbian roots.
From 2018 to 2019, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was hospitalised in India, South Africa and China while battling what he later said was idiopathic oesophageal stricture.
His treatment in China lasted six months before he returned to Zimbabwe in December 2019 looking transformed. After returning he told a Catholic congregation:
It involves a blockage of the oesophagus. It means you can’t take in food and you can’t even vomit. I spent a lot of time in the intensive care unit. Not many thought I would heal
Upon returning from China, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga divorced his then wife Marry Mubaiwa accusing her of a plot to upgrade their marriage and kill him while he was on his death bed.