The health of Constantino Chiwenga, 62, is closely followed in Zimbabwe because he is widely seen as the power behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the front-runner to succeed him. The former military general led the coup that ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in 2017.
Zimbabwe’s businessman Munya Chihota: “There was a collective sense of hope that, after the hardships we had endured as a nation, things were going to change. A lot of things have turned out bad. This is definitely not what we expected.”
“The election period is decisively behind us. It is now time for us as members of parliament and political leaders to exert our efforts towards delivering promises we made to the electorate,” Mnangagwa said in his speech.