Masvingo MPs not Cabinet material: Rugeje

BIKITA — Zanu PF national political commissar Engelbert Rugeje recently took a dig at Masvingo Members of Parliament (MPs), saying most of them were uneducated opportunists who made it difficult for the appointing authority to choose Cabinet ministers from the province.

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Addressing party supporters during celebrations for his appointment a fortnight ago at Nyika growth point, Rugeje said the people of Masvingo were quick to apportion the blame on others when they failed to get ministerial positions.

He said the problem was that the people who get into power do not possess the necessary qualifications to hold ministerial posts.

“We have cried for a long time asking why people from Masvingo are not given ministerial posts. We should know that being a minister is not a walk in the park and it is different from sharing opaque beer.

“It is a task that requires mental capabilities and strong academic backgrounds,” he said.

Rugeje also took the occasion to attack axed Bikita South MP Jeppy Jaboon and former provincial youth league chairperson Nobert Ndaarombe.

He said the two thought they were invincible and at one time Jaboon told Rugeje to move out of the barracks and remove his uniform if he wanted to join politics.

“We will ensure that the youths know the ideology of the party. Can you imagine that Jaboon told me to remove my uniform and join politics and now I have removed the uniform and where is he?” Rugeje asked rhetorically.

He also took the chance to educate the people on the position of the party regarding party regalia as he warned people not to wear T-shirts bearing former President Robert Mugabe’s image when coming to Zanu PF meetings.

25 Comments

  1. Comment…We have Hungwe, the late Shuvai Mahofa and the late Simon Muzenda who are illerate representing Masvingo. Chosing illerates is in the DNA of Masvingo’s political scene yet the people of Masvingo claim to be the most educated province

  2. It is because Zanu PF has been imposing candidates in the province. Right now, the party intends to impose a candidate in Masvingo South where Walter Mzembi was MP. Zanu PF intends to field one Chari from Chivi yet Masvingo South has capable people to represent them in Parliament.

    So comrade Rugeje, let us stop the imposition of candidates please.

  3. Gukurume ReMasvingo

    When we talk of an educated fella it is one who infuses both formal and informal education. Look at Jonathan he holds a Pull Him Down {PHD} but is blank and clueless
    There are a lot of people who have Form 4 especially those who wrote before mid 80s who are far much better than the degreed

    1. You are lying about Jonso being blanjk and clueless! You must be a masvingo fool Rugeje must be referring to!!

  4. Rugeje is a fat face version of Musorobhangu.Apart from being educated one needs to have leadership qualities otherwise you may also fail to account for the missing 15 billion and giving a meaningless speech to the to rural folks at a growth point.

  5. Sekuru Kaguvi. As far as I know we don’t claim to be educated.I googled Zimbabwe provinces the other day just checking the population and it’s written there that Masvingo has the most educated people. It could be true by number for various reasons. When i was growing up in the early seventies people in Masvingo were sending children to boarding school because they had a lot of cattle and farming but people in my home countries always try to pick on each other. Other countries hold their Mps accountable .Wait for elections and put a gvt which you will hold to account.Zimbabweans are educated and has the highest literacy in Africa but we need wisdom and knowledge.After schooling expand your horizons. From some of the comments I read we have a catch up to do especially in politics. So say a fact unotukwa .I don’t blame them. We had an exPresident who used to insult and beat those he didn’t agree with.

  6. Comment…@eve, who did the research that shows Masvingo having the most educated people ? This is why I said they claim and a claim can be factual or false but its a fact that Masvingo has produced the most uneducated mps, eg The Simon Muzenda, the late Shuvai Mahofa etc who are part of the lacoste cabal and the educated ones, eg the late Eddison Zvobgo, Walter Mzembi, Dr Daniel Shumba etc belong to G40.

    1. I can tell that you are a G40. Sorry hako iwe muG40 your time is up and you should just pack your things and join Jonso. You seem to confuse education and learning. The two are different. I can also tell that you are a little learned fellow though you are heavily uneducated.

      MaG40 you still dream of Robert Mugabe. Forget about that old man.

  7. Mubhudha Chitondo

    Bikita South has Charles Dziro in the arena, a renowned lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, dont impose your stoogies and see if Masvingo does not have cabinet material.

  8. The people from Masvingo take it as a very positive challenge and safely promise that change for the better is on its way. Dzinohwa zheve, hadzirimi.

  9. Yes Masvingo is the most educated province bt it’s led by the most uneducated politicians.

  10. I think Rugeje is up to something disastrous because he is ever threatening people wherever is address.People are saying that there are some soldiers deployed in the rural areas and I think him so eager and vocal,he could be in a position to deploy them.The president should guard such people because they do not want peace in the country.They are the people who might jeopardise the intended peaceful elections.

  11. Rugeje must cease and desist from undermining the people of masvingo. U marginalised them while the rot mugabe was enriching people from mashonaland. You make me sick!!!!!

  12. I can tell that you are a G40. Sorry hako iwe muG40 your time is up and you should just pack your things and join Jonso. You seem to confuse education and learning. The two are different. I can also tell that you are a little learned fellow though you are heavily uneducated.

    MaG40 you still dream of Robert Mugabe. Forget about that old man.

  13. Sekuru Kaguvi I can tell that you are a G40. Sorry hako iwe muG40 your time is up and you should just pack your things and join Jonso. You seem to confuse education and learning. The two are different. I can also tell that you are a little learned fellow though you are heavily uneducated.

    MaG40 you still dream of Robert Mugabe. Forget about that old man.

  14. Comment…I dont support neither zpf

  15. It’s not about education,but how close you are to the presidium. Owen Ncube failed o’level but is now Midlands provincial minister.

  16. saka zvobgo anobva kumasvingo makutozviita makadzidza.whezhira ndeipi achievement yaakaita kumasvingo nekusara kwakwakaita

  17. Comment…haiwavo Rugeja tibvire apo hati munoti inotongwa nevakarwa hondo isanai pazvigaro muchiponda nyika murikuitei mbavha nxaaaa

  18. Rugege the truth is there no normal educated person who support Zanu PF unless he is seriously corrupt. Zanu has no pool of educated people to pull from. like you rugeje in the army there is no educated person ; only those who joined later because of desperation. You have been imposing idiots to people for so long. Chinotimba; matambanadzo from kwekwe; and Madubeko from lowergwelo.

  19. Sekuru Kaguvi Go to Masvingo Province Wikipedia. That’s where the information is. I was trying to check the population of each Zimbabwean province. I didn’t just dream about it.

  20. Zvokwadi imwe dzidzo yoshaya basa.lets develop industry and education system.

  21. murume wamunoti Rugeje uyu anotaurisa, anshupa. commisar apo vakarasika. andizive kwaanobva but all i can say is that the man in dangerous. am speaking from first hand experience. i worked with him for quite a period. he also has lots of properties, Pomona area…majority ndeyake. so ZACC should investigate but unfortunately it can’t, toothless bulldogs waiting to attack the vullnerable, imwe info i can’t release but all I can tell you is all those people have skeletons. Chinamasa should explain all his dealings too. Where is Itai Dzamara? Chinamasa knows, sad part is that he used to joke a lot with Itai in parliament…Chisingapere chinoshura.Chokwadi chichabuda hacho, team rakati Itai apinde mu dark room should come out, moziva zvakaitika, taurai amana…..

  22. I think some people make negative comments about Masvingo when they have never been there. Vamwe vanoti kwakasara, payi pacho. We have electricity in rural homes and piped water (Go to Shonganiso and the villages up to Chenhuwe, they have zesa), go to Zaka kwa Veza, they have piped water in their homes. Zvobgo was not a darling of the status quo, so they made sure that he doesnt get anything in terms of development. Some of the developments we have seen around his rural home has been done by the community eg SOSA (Shonganiso old students association) that constantly repairs roads in the area. The imposition of candidates has resulted in some uneducated cadres getting into parliament. Nyaya yedzidzo iri kwese, Masvingo is a big province and you are most likely going to meet them everywhere you go in Zimbabwe. Yes, at one point in time at UZ, out of the 10 deans of faculties, 8 were from Masvingo. People should however not read too much out of that, it could well have been a coincidence. Lets just build Zimbabwe together without being regionalistic.

  23. Chitanda chapiwa vagudo. Tongovona

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