Harare - Zimbabwe's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is receiving treatment in South Africa for injuries sustained in a bombing in June at a campaign rally for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, state newspaper the Herald reported on Monday.
Chiwenga, 61, a former military general who led the coup that ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe last November, is widely seen as the power behind Mnangagwa and the front-runner to succeed him.
Presidential spokesman George Charamba told the Herald that Chiwenga flew to South Africa on Tuesday last week.
Charamba did not give details on Chiwenga's condition but told the newspaper the vice president was receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the June bombing at a Mnangagwa campaign rally in Bulawayo that killed two security aides.
"So he flew out last Tuesday alongside his wife who was also due for a review in South Africa, where they then went for medical checks," Charamba told the newspaper.