The Acting President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has poured cold water on social media claims that he is using skin lightening creams, revealing that he suffered a skin cancer disease which affected his skin.

Speaking at the burial of his sister, Mrs Margret Machekabuwe at Machekabuwe farm today, Chiwenga said the illness that he suffered just after last November’s Operation Restore Legacy caused the lightening of his skin, prompting some sections of the media to speculate that he was ‘bleaching.’

“Let me set the record straight in front of the media, some reports have said that I am suffering from bleaching yet it is a skin cancer disease which affected me soon after Operation Restore Legacy,” he said.

Retired General Chiwenga also narrated how his late sister helped him seek traditional medicine to treat the disease.

The Acting President said the sickness also affected his wife, Mrs Mary Chiwenga.