By Leopold Munhende
FEW weeks after pouring champagne on the floor during an event he presided over at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Saturday surprised congregants when he turned down an offer of a glass of water while giving remarks at the National Day of Prayer at the National Sports Stadium.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the guest speaker at the Zimbabwe Indigenous Interdenominational Churches Council Conference (ZIICC) national day of prayer.
On Saturday, Chiwenga casually swung his hand to an aide who had brought a glass of water. The aide quickly collected the glass from the podium to the shock of people gathered.
The VP, who allegedly survived a poisoning scare last year, spent the better part of last year in South Africa and China undergoing treatment in top notch hospitals. He is reported to be still under medical observation.
He arrived at the Saturday event surrounded by more than 10 armed security details.
On 19 January this year Chiwenga took guests by surprise when he poured his champagne onto the floor after leading a toast for the delivery of a Malaysian plane to troubled national carrier, Air Zimbabwe.
According to Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry, the VP has been taking unprescribed drugs after noticing that his chances of one day become Zimbabwe’s President were diminishing by the day.