While launching the Zanu-PF election manifesto at the Harare Conference Centre (HICC) on Friday afternoon, President Emmerson Mnangagwa quelled rumours doing rounds claiming that Vice President Kembo Mohadi has died.
Mnangagwa confirmed that Vice President Kembo Campbell Dugish Mohadi is still not feeling well and could not attend the launch due to his deteriorating health.
“….the Vice President and second secretary Cde K D Mohadi in absentia…. He is not feeling too well. We wish him a quick recovery,” Mnangagwa told the party delegates who attended the launch of the manifesto yesterday at the HICC.
Last month, Chairperson of the Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee Temba Mliswa revealed that Mohadi was in South Africa were he is receiving medical attention. He is suffering from an undisclosed illness.
Mohadi was scheduled to appear before the portfolio committee in his capacity as former State Security as well as Home Affairs Minister, to answer questions on the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from Chiadzwa.
“The VP Mohadi is not feeling well and he is outside the country right now, but he has said that when he feels better he will actually appear before the committee to speak on the diamond issue,” Mliswa said, adding that the committee wished him a speedy recovery.
Vice President Mohadi also missed Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations on 18 April last month.
In 2016, Mohadi appeared at South African-based Malawi prophet, Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering church where he sought divine intervention.
During the service, Bushiri singled out the Beitbridge East legislator, warning him that he was under attack from unnamed detractors.
Bushiri went on to hand the former Home affairs minister a white handkerchief saying “anytime you feel something happening around you use this handkerchief to pray. Miracles will begin to happen around you.”