In an interview hosted by comedian Samantha Kureya popularly known as Gonyeti for Bus Stop TV, Manicaland Provincial affairs Minister Mandi Chimene showed that she was clueless about what AfriForum is despite organising the solidarity march that was held for first lady Grace Mugabe.
In her explanation, Chimene said that AfriForum is a Zimbabwean organisation. Said Chimene:
Hameno havo vana ivavo vakawanda-wanda ava vanotozivana ikoko. Because pane vamwe vakufunga kufoma zvimapato vozvipa zita vachinyepera kunge its a forum yekuita other things instead iri nzira yekupinda mupolitics. Saka ukatoona vakuti pasi nayo vatoziva kuti wrong forum. Handimbozvibvunzi zvizhinji zvacho handina basa nazvo ini because ndoziva Zanu-PF. (There are others that are forming parties and giving them names to make them appear as if they are forums to do other things when it is a way to get into politics. I do not ask what AfriForum means because I do not care about it, I only know Zanu-PF.)
Letina Undenge denied that there was a banner written AfriForum at the rally, probably to avoid explaining what AfriForum means. Some Zanu-PF supporters were also clueless as to what the march was about. They also could not explain what AfriForum is or is about. Watch the video below: