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Constantino Chiwenga, the former army chief, led the military takeover in November 2017. [File photo: Getty]
Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga has resumed work following his four-month-long absence because of illness.
Mr Chiwenga returned on Saturday from China, aboard a chartered Chinese plane, where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
He had been treated in hospitals in South Africa and India before leaving for China.
Soon after his arrival, Mr Chiwenga, a key figure in the removal of the late President Robert Mugabe from office, held a closed-door meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
He later berated doctors for being on a protracted strike, which has crippled the health sector, to demand better pay. His comments have been widely criticised.
High-ranking officials in Zimbabwe have often been criticised for seeking medical treatment abroad while leaving their own hospitals poorly equipped and in disrepair.
Some 400 doctors have been fired for refusing to end the months-long strike.Source: BBC
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