By Mutsa Makuvaza
THE ruling Zanu-PF party has moved with speed to place a checkmate on vital reports that its national political commissar Victor Matemadanda got poisoned, saying that as of now doctors are trying to ascertain how he suddenly got ill.
Matemadanda, who is also the Deputy Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, fell ill at the ruling party’s special Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting in Marondera last week and had to receive emergency medical attention.
His symptoms included swollen face, vomiting as well as sudden loss of physical strength, and the grapevine went wild with reports that he had been poisoned. Adding to the intrigue, Zanu-PF only issued a statement after the poisoning story had grown long legs.
But in a statement issued by the party’s acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa, there is no conclusive evidence yet that Matemadanda was poisoned as medical tests are still being carried out. Find the statement by Chinamasa below:
FOR IMMIDIATE PRESS RELEASE
21 NOVEMBER 2020
Department: Information a, Publicity
ZANU PF STATEMENT ON THE HOSPITALISATION OF CDE MATEMADANDA
ZANU PF wishes to inform the Party membership and the generality of the public that the National Political Commissar, Cde Victor Matemadanda has been unwell since last Saturday, the 1 of November 2020.
Cde Victor Matemadanda’s sudden illness was accompanied by itchiness of eyes, sweating profusely, swelling of the body and vomiting badly, resulting in him rushing for medical attendance.
He has since been attended to and is recovering well as other symptoms have disappeared except itchiness of eyes which is still persisting. Medical tests are being carried out and the doctors are examining the situation to establish what could have caused such illness.
As such, members of the public and the Revolutionary Party structures and membership in particular will be kept informed of the situation in due course.
ZANU PF wishes the National Commissar, Cde Matemadanda a quick recovery.
Cde P.A Chinamasa Acting Secretary for Information and Publiciry & Party Spokesperson
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