War veteran Joseph Chinotimba has reportedly apologised to President Emmerson Mnangagwa for alleging that he was pushing for his removal from parliament.
This comes after a video surfaced on social media platforms in which the Buhera South Member of Parliament was heard attacking Mnangagwa, and didn’t even have the courtesy to address him as “Comrade” or “His Excellency”.
Chinotimba’s remarks incensed some ZANU PF activists who accused him of disrespecting Mnangagwa.
The activists planned a demonstration at the Buhera district offices at Murambinda on Wednesday, but the protest failed after police cordoned off the area.
NewsDay reported sources in ZANU PF as saying that Chinotimba has since apologised to Mnangagwa over the leaked video. Said the source:
Yes, Chinotimba has apologised to President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House, after he was put under pressure. Mnangagwa might have accepted the apology.
Remember Mnangagwa is a crocodile. He clapped his hands when he was savaged by the former First Lady Grace Mugabe and he even went on to give a vote of thanks at one of the events.
Remember former Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene also enjoyed directly attacking Mnangagwa, but where is she now?
A leaked video and photos of Chinotimba together with Mnangagwa have also surfaced.
The source added that it cannot be ruled out that Mnangagwa pretended to have forgiven Chinotimba, but still act against him at the appropriate time.
Contacted for comment by the publication on the issue on Thursday, Chinotimba refused to say much, insisting that he did nothing wrong. He said:
I know nothing about the demonstration. Please ask those people who were behind the demonstration to give you a response.
On the issue of me apologising, l don’t know because l have never done anything wrong. I have no comment.