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Mnangagwa and protege messed up

I WOULD like to congratulate the Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development, Joyce Mujuru, on her nomination for the vice-presidency.

I hope this

is the beginning of a new era for women in politics in Zimbabwe who have been marginalised for a long time. This is the time to recognise their contribution to our country.

I was really puzzled and shocked though by the response of Pearson Mbalekwa the MP for Zvishavane, “Mnangagwa story: MP response”, (Financial Gazette, November 18).

It was unnecessary for Mbalekwa to try to drum up support for Mnangagwa so openly. It’s a shame that after the response and quizzing a Sunday Mirror reporter, he exposed himself as well as his sources.

Mbalekwa must know that not only seniority and one’s role in the liberation struggle counts, as shown by the nomination of Mujuru.

Mnangagwa cannot be forgiven in any way for the atrocities committed during the Gukurahundi era. There is no justification that he acted on information provided by the intelligence organisation which becomes useless if it misdirects those in power to act the way he did.

I also think Mnangagwa’s comments about the Gukurahundi era prior to last weekend’s nominations was an insult to the PF Zapu old guard and those still nursing wounds of losing their beloved ones. There wasn’t any rationale in him ranting and raving in defence of his barbaric actions. He still has to answer for his actions as he was the Minister of National Security then.

If Mbalekwa has been benefiting from Mnangagwa in some way, he mustn’t mislead the people. He has a lot to do for his constituency rather than waste the time of readers and his own on trivialities.

Edmore Kwaramba,


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