General Constantino Chiwenga is back from China after months of hospitalization in the foreign country. Seen welcoming him are China’s Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Zhao Baogang. Also present are Chiwenga’s relatives and security personnel.
The fact that no ZANU PF official was present to welcome back the Vice President has raised concerns. Many believe that there are bigwigs who wanted him dead and gone with some speculation that his illness was due to poisoning.
The presence of a Chinese delegation has also sparked speculation that the Chinese are backing Chiwenga to take over leadership of the country. Lest we forget that a few days ago, the Chinese embassy publicly humiliated Mnangagwa’s government after Minister Mthuli understated the amount of aid given by China to Zimbabwe. Additionally, a few weeks ago news broke out that the Chinese had withdrawn some billion dollar investments due to Zimbabwe government corruption. Whether or not the Chinese want to back Chiwenga in another coup is still yet to be seen