Zanu-PF Bulawayo youth leader Magura Charumbira, the man who allegedly threatened to unleash violence at the National Heroes Acre if Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko presided over the funeral of Shuvai Mahofa has been disowned by his father Johannes Charumbira. The senior Charumbira was not impressed by his son’s tribalistic remarks and sought to distance his family from his son’s remarks. Said Charumbira:
He is a rogue son, resident in Bulawayo and does not come to Masvingo. His views do not, in any way, reflect those of the Charumbira clan. He is a wayward son and I confronted him over the issue.
As far as I am concerned, the Vice-Presidents are Presidential appointees and we respect them because they were appointed by the President. I am really sorry about those unfortunate remarks.
He (Magura) is my biological son and the fifth born. I did not know about that, but I received calls from many people telling me about it.
However, Magura is denying that he is the one who made the audio, claiming that he was framed.