Mnangagwa now Acting President

Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa

Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa

Harare Bureau
VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa is now the Acting President, taking over from Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who has been acting since President Robert Mugabe went on his annual leave last month.

President Mugabe has been on leave since December 24, 2015.

“Please kindly note that as of today, Monday, 11th January 2016, Honourable Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the Acting President of Zimbabwe in the absence of His Excellency the President, Cde RGMugabe, who is on his traditional annual vacation,” read a statement signed by principal director in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Regis Chikowore.

This flies in the face of concoctions by the private media which have tried to set up the two Vice Presidents, alleging they belonged to two factions in Zanu-PF that were angling to replace President Mugabe.

Just yesterday, the Daily News claimed that President Mugabe had “snubbed and humiliated” VP Mnangagwa by appointing VP Mphoko for the second consecutive time.

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  • MehlokaMthwakazi

    Is President Mugabe coming back home or he is someway down there at Asia bed ridden , we need answers as a nation , what are the aggriviating factors which led to this swaapping of the VPs , swapping might not be a problem but what are the whole reasons behind this . Mnangagwa is losing grip from G40 ,ZANU PF must be trying by all means to protect him , he is so ambitious , why protecting a big crocodile running short of water and which have turned to be a bush bitting snake.


    whose profile face is this one?