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President Mnangagwa goes on leave, hands over power to VP Constantino Chiwenga

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Zimbabwe  Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is now the acting head Of state.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken a three-week break and handed over power to his deputy Constantino Chiwenga.

President Mnangagwa’s office on Friday said the 79 year-old Head of State will remain in the country during his annual vacation, which began on Thursday and will run until February 5.

“During this period, Honourable Vice President, General (Retired) (Constantino) Chiwenga is acting president,” the president’s spokesperson George Charamba said in a brief statement.

According to a statement released by Chief Secretary to the president and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said Mnangagwa will spend his vacation in the country, mostly at his farm. “His Excellency the President Dr E.D. Mnangagwa started his annual vacation yesterday, January 13, 2022,” read the statement by Misheck. Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through news@tuko.co.ke or WhatsApp: 0732482690. READ ALSO Kenyan Newspapers Review for January 14: President Uhuru Kenyatta to Play Key Role in Determining Successor “His vacation, which runs until February 5, 2022, will be spent in the country,” he added. This is different from his predecessor, former President Robert Mugabe, who preferred to spend his annual month-long vacation in the Far East. Read more: https://www.tuko.co.ke/world/africa/440024-zimbabwes-president-mnangagwa-hands-power-vice-president-3-weeks-rest/

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