Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said yesterday that criticism that First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa is interfering in State affairs after she met junior doctors last week proves there is a political hand behind the doctors’ strike.
Charamba said the first lady has no apologies to make to anyone for meeting the leadership of striking junior doctors last week. He added that the few people attacking her personality belong to a tribe of heartless political activists who do not care about people’s lives. Said Charamba:
By reverse logic, this charge is an admission that indeed there is a political hand at play in the ongoing industrial action and who to better know that than those aiding and abetting the few ringleaders of the junior doctors? I want to make it clear that the First Lady has no apologies to make to anyone in helping find a solution to the strike and what is more, wherever possible, in saving one life more that could have been lost. It is preposterous for those hot-lipped persons to invent a personality mould for the First Lady. She is a unique individual with a unique compassion for the weak and suffering and no amount of name-calling or aspersions will change that.