The Sunday Mail said today that President Mnangagwa missed his Saturday rally as he had to attend what it termed a “diplomatic offensive” of updating regional leaders of the situation in Zimbabwe. It’s not clear yet why this was urgent.
President Mnangagwa delegated the “Thank You” rally leadership attendance to Vice President Kembo Mohadi.
The Sunday Mail quotes a statement by presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, released yesterday:
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“…Mnangagwa, today, Saturday, (yesterday) spent the day at his Munhumutapa Offices from where he made contact with a number of Heads of State and Government from the region and on the continent.
The prime objective was for him to brief his colleagues on the situation obtaining in the country following opposition-instigated violent demonstrations which occurred in the country two weeks ago. He also received reports from returning special envoys he had dispatched to selected countries in the region and on the African continent on the same mission,”
Commenting on Mnangagwa’s non-attendance of the rally, Professor Jonathan Moyo said on Twitter that the administration could be managing an emergency:
When you see # running around like this on a Saturday, bet your last bondnote he’s managing an EMERGENCY. Something has happened or is happening. Mnangagwa might have been making EMERGENCY phone calss, but certainly not to heads of state or govt. Watch the space!
More: Sunday Mail