Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has opened up on his sudden demotion whilst in Mugabe’s cabinet and has said he felt sorry for the old president who was being taken advantage of by his younger wife Grace.

“I feel sorry for him (Mugabe),” said Chinamasa.

He added, “He had been a man of principle, but what had happened since his wife came into the limelight clearly made him unrecognizable, the wife took advantage of his age.”

“Clearly the path that had been charted by the former first lady and her colleagues was leading to catastrophe for the country.”