Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Walter Mzembi has spoken out against Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Masvingo province for fanning tribalism. This comes after Mnangagwa had said that Masvingo was a sovereign province. Mnangagwa also disputed first lady Grace Mugabe’s assertions that Masvingo and Midlands were problem provinces. The two are Mnangagwa’s strong houses.
Addressing a Masvingo South constituency management committee at Renco Mine, Mzembi said:
Masvingo Province cannot take a Bantustan trajectory and raise Bantu Holamisas of this world.
Instead, we should aim to mentor national leaders and statesmen who can contribute to the development of the country.
…I am particularly worried about the patronising relationship of the Midlands province on Masvingo, one pregnant with tribal and regional connotations.
Going into the future, we can’t sustain a relationship built on faulty foundations. We cannot afford to foment ethnic valences that conversely unite others against us in the two provinces, nor communicate a message of senior brotherhood over Masvingo.
People should not be fed with hate or superiority complex narratives, if it is happening elsewhere we don’t want it here for whatever reason.
If you were on this path already, seek to be born again ideologically and reaffirm your loyalties to centre politics and the president. Masvingo Zanu PF, be born again.
Mzembi also took potshots at Mnangagwa without naming him. Mzembi added:
To hear a national leader recite poetry that is pregnant with riddles in the song kumagumo kune nyaya [the end spell trouble] at this stage, with all the attendant sensitivities in our political midst is to put a foot in one’s mouth,” he said.
Armageddon language such as kumagumo kune nyaya is only found in Revelations in itself a chapter captured in prophetic and cryptic cataclysmic language about the end of the world.
It leaves us no longer guessing about its chilling execution in the fullness of time! This cannot earn anybody support
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Walter Mzembi is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is also the former Minister of Foreign Affairs. He previously had served as the Minister of Tourism. He replaced Simbarashe Mumbengegwi as the Minister of Foreign Affairs effective, 9... Read More About Walter Mzembi
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