January 20, 2020

Zimbabwe president takes leave and hands power to deputies

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken a three-week leave and handed power to his two vice presidents.

Zimbabwe media has published articles on the president’s leave highlighting how he will be on vacation within the country.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga will be the acting president for the first half of the president’s leave, then his counterpart Kembo Mohadi will take over.

Mr Chiwenga is reportedly away in China according to Newsday newspaper.

A statement by President Mnangagwa’s secretary George Charamba said the president will be on annual leave till end of January.

“The President will spend his vacation in the country,” he wrote.

Source: bbc.com

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