The Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of hypocrisy after he sacked Energy Mutodi from the position of Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services for taunting hospitalised female MDC Alliance officials, calling them pr_stitutes.
In a statement, MRP president Mqondisi Moyo said Mnangagwa did not call Mutodi to order last year for fuelling tribal hatred when he insinuated that Ndebele people were foreigners in Zimbabwe. Said Moyo:
The firing of Energy Mutodi from the position of Deputy Minister of Information by Emerson Mnangagwa has exposed his hypocrisy and his chameleon tendencies on Ndebele people, sometime last year Energy Mutodi as the deputy minister of Information hogged the limelight by labelling foreigners in Zimbabwe which to us is very much true as Zimbabwe and Mthwakazi are two separate states but to Emerson, Mnangagwa could not call his then wayward to order, actually, Mutodi’s utterances then fuelled tribalism and hate speech against Mthwakazi people but Mnangagwa saw no good reason of firing the imbecile Mutodi because the sentiments from Mutodi is what Zanu pf and Shonas say about Mthwakazi people.
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The secessionist political party’s leader vowed that MRP will continue to expose what he calls the inconsistencies of Shonas without fear or favour.
Mutodi was dismissed after he mocked – Joanna Mamombe, a Member of Parliament, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri – who were abducted, tortured and s_xually assaulted by armed men who had seized them from a police station.