Mnangagwa felt sorry for Grace

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has no ill feelings against his former boss Robert Mugabe or his wife Grace, even though they subjected him to immense public humiliation during the presidential youth interface rallies.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

Mnangagwa, responding to a question at a dialogue for youth in shaping Zimbabwe’s economic future, said the accusations and venom which he endured during the rallies were not a reflection of who he is as person and, therefore, did not worry him.
“I really thought that those who were making allegations against me and my colleagues, there were ignorant of who I was and who (George) Charamba was. They had a perception created outside our actual persons. If a person misunderstands you, pity him, you don’t get worried,” he said.

The President, who was on a charm offensive, joked about the interface rallies, saying because the 10th rally had not been held, he was now finishing what Mugabe had started.

“The presidential youth interface rallies must have been 10, but we did nine, this one is the 10th, I realise that this 10th one will be different from the other nine. We began in Mashonaland East and as we went on it became scary, they became slightly troublesome and as we went on it became very worrying,” he said.

On his relationship with Mugabe, Mnangagwa said he has great respect for his former boss and regarded him as a father, a founding father for Zimbabwe and luminary.

“I am where I am today because for 54 years, he has been holding my hand, but time comes when events can influence, because I believe age, he was surrounded by what others described as criminals. I don’t believe that some of the actions he did were his because of age,” Mnangagwa said.

He said because of the abuse on Mugabe by those who surrounded him at the time, he had not ill feelings against his former boss and still communicated with him.

Mnangagwa said his administration was willing to dialogue with the youth and ensure that government is responsive to their needs.

23 Comments

  1. ED still likes Mugabe because he did other things that Mugabe had not asked him to do. They have a dirty relationship which nobody wants to disclose.

    1. FOLLOW THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION

    2. Idi ndizvo zvarinoita!

  2. Comment…Murikuvharwa hazvionani izvi

    1. Ndizvozvo chaizvo zaka jerera, hazvionani

      1. Iri ndiro rinozi gwinyiso pachi Ndau!

  3. So shocking 54 years working with Mugabe and he was one of his surrounding.

  4. Kuchema kwaro Garwe

    Mere Crocodile tears

    1. …and more..

  5. ko aka zonyora resignation letter iya amboriani nhai ED. zvakatadzisa kuti nhanhasi tihwe voice rababa chatunga… zvichabuda hazvo.

  6. There are a lot of thieves in that gvnt why choosing Mpofu alone

    1. Because he stole and still steals more than the rest. Wahuquluza ungamba lo, almost bought the whole of Vic Falls kunye lama flea-markets.

  7. The entire zanu pf party must go and invest a new governing party MDC since it has managed to bring in the USD, not zanu pf anymore please zimbabweans hear me here.

    1. Hahaha Mdc is full of ex disgratedly members

    2. Its correct as it is.

  8. No one by any standards is perfect. We all have our past. Ndiyani asati amboba? It’s only when you realize that what you did before was wrong and you truly repent.

  9. kutonga kwaro gamba ::: Dzinga cabinet ya Mugabe yese out

    1. Zvako iwe….

  10. Comment…ED is right chitema hachidzorerwi, although most worrying is whether at all there ever was serious, if informed and GENUINE, national agenda in Bob’s head over 37years!?

    1. NOT RIGHT AT ALL STEALING FOR 37YRS DESTROYING OUR NATION , LOOTING TO BUILD OTHER NATIONS . HOGWASH EVERYTHING MUST BE RETURNED TO OUR NATION . REMEMBER HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF . THIS MUST BE A WARNING TO WHO WILL PRESIDENT
      IN FUTURE

      1. Indeed!

      2. Of course….

  11. You cant tellme kuti 54 years murimese navamugabe masabordinance avo achiba iwe garwe wakatarisa usingabiwo lie saka chaunochengetera malacoste uchidzinga ma G40 chii imwi maivemose nyika ichiparara mwana wenyoka inyoka leave mugabe alone aikukavhira uchiba iwe garwe pasi newe nanampofu come election haulume pawakaluma pakakwana gweru Comment…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.