Five years after he fled the country in a huff, former Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Walter Mzembi, has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of turning the State House into a playground for sangomas and false prophets.
Writing in the vernacular Shona, and in apparent reference to Mnangagwa, Mzembi said on Twitter:
Asi mukoma maindidzingirira kure kuti muzoitaso? Kuita Statehouse dambe reN’ anga nevaPorofita venhema here mukoma Nyika ichibhebha? (So, this is why you chased me away? That you would turn the State House into a playground for traditional healers and fake prophets?)
Mzembi went further, revealing that he is related to the Zimbabwe septuagenarian.
He added that he was unlike Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube who he said has a penchant of lying to the President while the country was not moving foward.
“Uyu mukoma wangu wedzinza, ndiriBabamunini mumhuri iyi , ndinekodzero yekubvunza , tigadzirise vanhu vararame zvirinani . Handitambiri mari mazviri sa @MthuliNcube, handisi pabasa saye anosweronyebera vanhu naPresident wacho . Tinoda kugadzirisa mhendesure”
Zwnews has picked up some of the responses to Mzembi’s tweet. Read On:
But State House is for all Zimbabweans..mangr majaira kuiita a place for elites only ka which is wrong. #EDWORKS leaving no one and no place behind. State House yave more accessible to Zimbabaweans and thats how it should be. Well done @edmnangagwa!— @JonesMusara
Nemiwo makakumidzawo kutiza nekuramwa guys….Imi mukoma Walter makangotiza hatina kumbohwa dzakarira kumba kwenyu wani? Chionayi zvoitwa nyika– @pastorclemencem
Dzakaririra mudumbu . Mwari anenyasha , hanya nesimba!— @waltermzembi
I think politics is a game of numbers. And ED is very spot on when it comes to that matter, he is a grand political operator . He has been to most Apostolic sects in Zim, he has been to Catholic, and most Pentecostal churches. Now he is on African Traditional Spiritualism.— @LazzieT_
That is waste of time & resources. He must spend time solving the economy to improve daily lives of the people. Going around meeting hungry people will not get him votes.— @TafMrs
Takapemberera ngozi tichiti mudzimu wauya— @Denformaruta
Chingodzokai mozvinyararira zvakaita Makhosini Hlongwane.— @kugadzira
… when pastors and prophets like Makandiwa, Java, Mutendi, Charamba etc visit the statehouse, no problem but it’s a problem if Africa traditionalists visit…. Let value (sic) the supremacy of the constitution – freedom of worship— @ResearchEvalua1
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