WATCH: Zim leader Mnangagwa reveals how he 'cheated death'

2018-09-25 08:39
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa (File,AFP)

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa (File,AFP)

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly again narrated his narrow escape from death after he was poisoned during the power struggles inside his ruling Zanu-PF party last year.

Mnangagwa told CNN that he was helped by his deputy Constantino Chiwenga, who arranged for a military helicopter after the mysterious poisoning at a Zanu-PF rally in Gweru in August last year.

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Mnangagwa suffered poisoning at a rally organised in support of former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, NewsDay reported at the time.

His supporters said he was deliberately poisoned by ice-cream from Grace Mugabe’s dairy, a claim that infuriated the former first family.

Mnangagwa has, however, refused to name the former first lady as being behind the poisoning attempt.

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