Sources told Radio VOP that the 77 year old vice president had been missing several crucial government and Zanu (PF) meetings this month due to illness.
He failed to attend Tuesday’s cabinet meeting and the recent special politburo convened to deal with divisions threatening President Robert Mugabe’s re-election bid.
A relative confirmed: “He went to Cape Town for treatment. I spoke to him on Tuesday and I believe he is responding well to the medication he is getting there. He is far, far better than he was later last year or early in the New Year.”
His office was however mum on his condition but confirmed he was not in the office.
Movement for Democratic Change T national executive member, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, a relative who is also the Minister for Water Resources Development and Management, said it was public knowledge that his cousin had not been feeling well for some time.
“He is recovering that is all I can say for now,” said Sipepa Nkomo.