“Zanu-PF members should stop creating gods out of their leaders”: Minister

In an interview with The Chronicle, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Bulawayo, Angeline Masuku who is also a member of Zanu-PF’s National Consultative Assembly, warned the party’s members to stop hero worshiping its leaders to the point where they become gods.

Said Masuku:

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We are to blame (for what was happening). People should stop singing songs that glorify a leader. We should work together. I recently stopped women from singing to me saying “Nxa umama ekhona konke kulungile.” We should be collective “Nxa omama bekhona konke kulungile”. Those individual praises create gods out of leaders yet leaders are part of the people. We’re to blame because a leader does not praise himself or herself, it’s us who shower him or her with praises. I wish you could emphasise this, when a leader has been appointed, our people should stop destroying the leader by giving him or her praises to an extent that he or she sees himself or herself above the people.

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Angeline MasukuBulawayoZANU-PF

Angeline Masuku is the former Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province and a member of the Senate. She is also the former Governor of Matabeleland South. Read More About Angeline Masuku

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and it is 439km from the capital, Harare, 111 km from the Botswana border, and on the line of rail via Victoria Falls to Zambia and the copperbelt. Its location was the home of the last Matabele (Ndebele) king,... Read More About Bulawayo

Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party's main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian... Read More About ZANU-PF

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2 comments on ““Zanu-PF members should stop creating gods out of their leaders”: Minister

  1. ZANU PF leaders and tender-preneurs have already started licking President Mnangagwa’s boots, and are likely not to stop for as long as there is a leadership position to filled or a lucrative tender to be won.

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