President Mnangagwa reportedly blocked Health Minister Obadiah Moyo from attending Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, The Zimbabwe Independent reports.
Moyo reportedly went to the meeting and took his seat and was later on approached by VP Chiwenga who reportedly told him he was needed by the president in his office.
A source privy to the events that took place that say said:
He arrived in the meeting room at exactly 9am, shortly before the meeting commenced and took his usual seat. But about five minutes later, VP Chiwenga walked in, walked straight up to Moyo and informed him that the President was waiting for him in his office. So he left his papers on the desk and went out to the President’s office together with the Vice-President.
He returned to the meeting room alone about 20 or so minutes later, collected his papers and left without saying anything. I bet he was told that his presence was undesirable. The President walked in shortly afterwards and the meeting proceeded as if everything was normal. He never said anything about the incident throughout the meeting
The source also opined that Moyo’s job is hanging by the thread:
As things stand, I don’t see him lasting long. He should not have come to the meeting in the first place. I don’t know why he couldn’t learn from the Prisca Mupfumira case. The wisest thing for him to do right now is to resign and concentrate on the case, but our people do not have the culture of resigning. They would rather be fired.
Moyo was arrested a week ago on 3 counts of criminal abuse of office charges and is out on $50 000 bail.
More: The Zimbabwe Independent