- Emmerson Mnangagwa was pictured praying with one eye open
- President Mugabe and his wife were seated to his left
- He fell seriously ill recently, sparking claims that he had been poisoned by Mugabe's faction
Zimbabwe's embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was pictured praying with one eye open, adding to speculation that he he does not trust anyone.
The incident happened at a funeral of liberation hero Don Muvhuti on Wednesday, November 1.
According to NewZimbabwe.com, President Robert Mugabe was sitting to Mnangagwa's immediate left. First Lady Grace Mugabe was sitting next to her husband.
Mngangagwa was taken seriously ill two months ago soon after attending a rally with the Mugabes. He had to be airlifted to South Africa for treatment.
His allies in the ruling ZANU-PF party claimed that he had been poisoned through ice cream from President Mugabe's Gushungo Holdings.
However, the President strenuously denied these allegations. Mnangagwa had to release his medical records and deny ever taking ice cream at the event.
Grace Mugabe is linked to a ZANU-PF faction that is reportedly out to stop Mnangagwa from succeeding President Mugabe.
Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa accused of undermining Mugabe.