I regret serving in Mugabe's cabinet - ousted Zim minister

2016-03-10 12:07
Robert Mugabe. (File: AFP)

Robert Mugabe. (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare - Zimbabwe's former minister of war veterans, Christopher Mutsvangwa, has said that he regrets serving as a cabinet minister, adding that the time he spent in government was "the most unproductive period" in his life, reports NewsDay.

Mutsvangwa, who served as a minister for 12 months, was ousted on Friday last week, a day after he and his wife Monica were suspended from the ruling Zanu-PF party on charges of gross misconduct and disloyalty.

Mutsvangwa said he welcomed his axing from government, as this would give him enough time to focus on his businesses.  

"I have been in Cabinet for a year now. Sadly, this has been the most non-productive 12 months of my life. I am once again out of appointed public office. I can now revert to being more flexible and innovative in what I do best. I love the thrill of global business...," Mutsvangwa was quoted as saying.

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mutsvangwa's wife was also kicked out of government as the Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion deputy minister.

She, however, declined to comment, referring all questions to President Robert Mugabe’s chief secretary Dr Misheck Sibanda.

Reports indicated that the Mutsvangwas were aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is allegedly fighting to succeed Mugabe. 

Mnangagwa and his supporters are opposed by another faction of the ruling Zanu-PF party, known as Generation 40 (G40).

The G40 members are close to Mugabe's powerful wife Grace, who is playing a key role in the power struggle.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Battle for MDC top job

2018-02-18 06:01

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.