Josiah Hungwe Backtracks On Pledge To Retire, Says I Was Joking


Minister of State for Masvingo Province Josiah Hungwe has clarified that his earlier vow to retire from active politics had been made in jest. Hungwe had promised to retire from active politics once President Emmerson Mnangagwa was reelected. In May Hungwe was quoted by TellZim saying,

The main issue is that we have to campaign for ED in order for him to win this coming election. Soon after his victory, I will retire from service because there is nothing more I still need on this earth so if he wins, I will retire and leave for heaven.

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However, when Tellzim made a follow up on the promise last week, Hungwe backtracked saying,

Mnangagwa haasati avepo, handiti muri kupikisa. Ndaitaura zvekuda kufadza vanhu. Handiti makabva makafara. Unenge uri muG40 iwe.

[President Mnangagwa is not yet there, he is being challenged (referring to last week’s Constitutional Court hearing). I only made those statements to please people and it seems you were happy. You seem to be a member of the G40 Faction]

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Josiah Hungwe is the fromer Minister of State for Masvingo and a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) .He was appointed as the country's first ever Minister for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education in 2013.He was later upgraded to... Read More About Josiah Hungwe

The Zanu-PF Generation 40, or G40 for short, was a group of Zanu-PF politicians that was believed to be working against the possibility of Emmerson Mnangagwa (Lacoste Faction) succeeding former president Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe. Tentative evidence indicates that the group at one... Read More About G40 Faction

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Josiah Hungwe Backtracks On Pledge To Retire, Says I Was Joking