Christopher Mushohwe and Patrick Chinamasa said that Zanu-PF Manicaland is prepared to accept former national secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa on condition that he apologises and starts as an ordinary card carrying member.
Mushohwe who is Zanu-PF Secretary for Economic Affairs and Information Minister said that President Robert Mugabe harbours no hard feelings for Mutasa and is ready to forgive him if he apologises. Said Mushohwe:
President Mugabe has never had hard feelings for Mr Mutasa. When he left the party we did not know what spirit had engulfed him. His actions were more like running away from heaven to hell. The Biblical prodigal son was polite enough when he went back to his father’s house. He asked to be treated like one of his father’s servants and the same should apply to our former leader in Manicaland. President Mugabe has a very large and fatherly heart and if Mr Mutasa apologises, I am sure he will be welcomed back into Zanu-PF. If the prodigal son was forgiven thousands of years ago, the same can also happen to Mr Mutasa.
Zanu-PF Secretary for Legal Affairs and Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa concurred with Mushohwe and said that the party will only accept him on condition that he starts as an ordinary card carrying member. Said Chinamasa:
We have no problem in welcoming Mr Mutasa if he decides to come back to Zanu-PF. When that happens, he should be prepared to start from the lowest rank. All he needs to do is to show sincerity and commit himself to work with all party members. He should accept President Mugabe’s leadership. He should respect all the leadership in place like what we all do. This should be the preconditions of readmission into the party.