MPHOKO now acting president – He is taking over from EMMERSON MNANGAGWA

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Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is now the acting president, taking over from his counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has been acting since President Robert Mugabe left for his annual leave last month

In a statement yesterday, Information ministry permanent secretary George Charamba said Mphoko will be acting president up to the end of this month.

Phelekezela-MphokoMphoko assumes the capacity of the acting president from tomorrow (today), 10th January, 2017, in the absence of… the president …, who is still on his traditional annual leave. …Mphoko will act up to the end of this month when… the president is expected back in the office,” he said.

Opposition parties and analysts accuse Mugabe of spending lavishly on taxpayers’ funds when most of the country’s citizens are facing dire hardships and extreme poverty