SACKED Justice deputy minister Fortune Chasi and Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni were early on Monday involved in a social media brawl emanating from the former’s fate.
Chasi is among the seven ministers who were fired by President Robert Mugabe on Sunday for what a government statement said was performance “below expected standard”.
Chasi posted the news of his sacking on his Facebook page and Manyenyeni reacted with an attack.
“Good evening Friends! This is to advise that with effect from today I have ceased to serve in the capacity of Deputy Minister of Justice in the Government of Zimbabwe after being relieved of the same in terms of Section 108 (1)(a) of the Constitution,” reads Chasi’s posting.
The MDC-T mayor responded Monday: “Why should good people ever be Zanu PF in the first place? I
really struggle with that. I even find they have youths whose futures they have destroyed. What do they see that we don’t? The country is directionless.”
Chasi immediately hit back at Manyenyeni saying: “If you are a true democrat, you ought to respect other people’s political choices in as much as yours must be respected. Exactly the same sentiment you make can be made about your party, but it will not take the country anywhere.”
The brawl attracted other Facebook users who took sides with either of the two public figures. Some said Manyenyeni had gone too far in his attack on Chasi while others sided with him.