Khumalo was addressing mourners during the burial of the late Tsholotsho Rural District Council chairman Esau Siwela‘s son Mehluleli who died in a car accident last week after his vehicle overturned in the Esigodini area.

When I was campaigning, I promised you a lot of development. But now there is hunger in the country. However, I can assure you that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is working hard to bring food for you.

Villagers started booing him and he prematurely ended his speech. Villagers who spoke to said that they expected Khumalo to talk about teething issues including the bad state of roads which resulted in the death of Mehluleli but he chose to praise the President.

It is common practice that politicians use gatherings like funerals, especially of prominent people, to settle scores or gain political mileage.

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