Vice President Emmerson Mphoko has literally taken the gloves off on his counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, insinuating on Tuesday that the 75 year old politician was lying that he was poisoned on August 12 while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting in Gwanda.

Mphoko, and Mnangagwa openly traded barbs, as 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe’s succession wars reached a tipping point yesterday.

Mphoko, in a hard-hitting statement released on Tuesday night, accused Mnangagwa of undermining Mugabe’s authority and trying to destabilize the country by fanning ethnic tensions for political expediency.

But Mnangagwa immediately shot back at Mphoko yesterday, declaring his counterpart was neither qualified nor competent to comment on his medical reports, since he was neither a doctor nor his employer.

More to follow…. daily news