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Zimbabwe's vice-president and foreign affairs minister, who have been reported to be seriously ill, are receiving treatment in SA as their country's crippled health sector is facing a critical shortage of medicine. Vice-president Constantino Chiwenga and foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo are both former army generals who were promoted to the top government posts after playing crucial roles in last November's "soft coup" that led to the ousting of Robert Mugabe. They have both been tipped as next in line to succeed President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Government officials in Harare spoke out on Chiwenga and Moyo's health after speculation that they had died. Spokesperson George Charamba told journalists in Harare at the weekend that Chiwenga was in Pretoria. "So he [Chiwenga] flew out last Tuesday alongside his wife who was also due for a review in SA, where they then went for medical checks." Charamba said Chiwenga was also receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a bomb atta...

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