Manicaland Agricultural and Show Society (Mass) general manager, Patricia Ruwohas accused Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene for firing him after he allegedly failed to chant a Zanu PF slogan.
Ruwo, who is being represented by David Tandiri of Tandiri Law Chambers, made the allegations in a letter copied to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. She said Chimene, who is Mass’s patron, was furious when she refused an order to chant the ruling party’s slogan. Wrote Ruwo:
Following verbal allegations against the general manager (Ruwo) by Mass tenants, to which the general manager was not made to respond, an ad-hoc meeting, with no written agenda, was held at the minister of State’s office, New Government Complex, on August 2, 2016. It was in the last 10% of the meeting proceedings that the patron informed all present that the reason she had fired the general manager from working as her personal assistant was because she refused to chant the ruling party slogan. She (Chimene) then chanted the slogan and all present responded except the general manager. The patron was furious and started shouting: ‘Fire her! Fire her!’ Thereafter, the board was asked by the patron to dismiss the general manager immediately without notice.
NewsDay could not reach Chimene for comment.