An exhibition stand erected by the First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa at the recently held Zimbabwe International Trade Fair has resulted in a clash between Gokwe-Nembudziya Member of parliament Justice Wadyajena and National Patriotic Front spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire.

The stand ran under the banner of The Office of the First Lady. 

Mawarire torched the hornets’ nest when he said, “What was it exhibiting? Bedroom paraphernalia to dissuade the President from straying to small houses? This country is a joke.”

The comment did not go down well with Wadyajena who accused Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson of being a chauvinist and immature.

“This is low Cde Mawarire. Why on earth should anybody ever expect mature politics from the youthful or even have hopes of an effective opposition when it’s composed of this type of immaturity and disgusting chauvinism.” Wadyajena responded. “Everyone loses by perpetuating this bigoted nonsense. Grow up.”

Mawarire who could not stomach the insult dug in and said, “What can be more immature  and stupid than having a conjugal position exhibiting at a business expo? Zanu-PF and ED have to grow up, being First Lady is not some form of entrepreneurship warranting exhibition at the trade fair, if you believe it is, you should not only grow up but be wise.”

The reference to the Office of The First Lady and referring to her as Her Excellency has been controversial since the days of Grace Mugabe.  Bulawayo 24