President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday made sensational allegations that there was an attempt to assassinate the newly appointed Zanu PF Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
While speaking the ceremony to announce the recycled Zanu PF politburo, Mugabe claimed that unknown assailants sprinkled cyanide in Mnangagwa’s office at the new government complex in Harare.
The state broadcaster ZBC reported that the poison instead affected Mnangagwa’s secretary on entering the office on the morning of Mnangagwa’s promotion to vice president.
The secretary was rushed to hospital for treatment.
Cyanide poisoning is a condition that develops when you inhale, touch, or swallow cyanide. Cyanide is a poisonous chemical gas that prevents your body from absorbing oxygen. The lack of oxygen can damage your organs and be life-threatening.