Robert Mugabe has dismissed claims he is a witch after speculation he poisoned the vice president of Zimbabwe with an evil spell. Emmerson Mnangagwa, 74, had to be flown to South Africa two weeks ago after a severe bout out diarrhoea and vomiting at a rally where the Zimbabwean president was speaking.
Some top officials from Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party believe the man who was seen as favourite to succeed the controversial leader ate poisoned ice cream laid on by the first family.
Doctors in south South Africa said they, ‘detected traces of palladium poison which had partly damaged part of his liver’, according to News 24.
But Mugabe rubbished the claims and said: ‘During the armed struggle, we never had weak cadres like what we are seeing today… Now the talk of witchcraft is the order of the day.
‘Some are even saying the president is a witch, how many did I kill?
‘We have travelled a long journey together and why kill today?’
The premier, who has effectively been in power since 1980, said it was normal for people to fall sick.
Zimbabwe’s vice president has now returned home from neighbouring South Africa where he was flown for emergency medical care.