EXPELLED Vice President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has reportedly arrived in China as he begins life in exile following his unceremonious sacking from government earlier this week.

This comes as sources claimed that Mnangagwa’s expulsion from government and the ruling Zanu PF party was linked to panic over President Robert Mugabe’s fast deteriorating health.

An unverified leaked document yesterday said Mugabe was forced to fire Mnangagwa upon realising that he(Mugabe) has few days to live due to advanced prostrate cancer.

About Mnangagwa’s exact whereabouts, there are still many conflicting reports.

“He (Mnangagwa) is now in China. War veterans’ chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa facilitated the journey,” a military source said Thursday.

Mutsvangwa, a former Zimbabwean ambassador to China, could neither deny nor confirm the development, referring questions to Mnangagwa’s family.

“Ask his family,” retorted Mutsvangwa who addressed a press conference in South Africa Wednesday where indicated that war veterans had sacked Mugabe from Zanu PF in the aftermath of Mnangagwa y expulsion.

However, a close family member who refused to be identified denied the former Vice President was now in China after skipping the border earlier this week with Mugabe’s hounds reportedly in hot pursuit.