In an interview with The Standard, President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao who also serves as Youth and Indigenisation Minister said that the President is protecting the people of Zimbabwe by creating a Mugabe dynasty.
Below is an excerpt of the interview:
XN: There is this feeling among Zimbabweans that the president and the first lady are trying to create a Mugabe dynasty. What is your view as an insider?
PZ: Let me be very clear about this, the president is trying to protect Zimbabweans first than himself. He is protecting the legacy of the independence and the interest of the revolution.
XN: By creating a Mugabe dynasty?
PZ: President Mugabe has been selfless. I am a member of his family, I know him well, that he puts the people of Zimbabwe first before his own family.
XN: Well, one would say he has a nephew in his cabinet, his wife in Zanu PF top leadership. Can that be described as protecting national interests?
PZ: Yes, we are so many of us in government my brother, but I am in government not because of my relationship with the president, but loyalty and capacity.
I have the capacity and that is why I am a target in the Blue Ocean document.
The first lady is there not because she wanted to be there, but she was requested by Zanu PF structures to do so.
This was after they looked at her capacity and ability, so don’t tell me about the dynasty. Those who are saying so know nothing, the likes of Victor Matemadanda.