Some Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter to demand that President Emmerson Mnangagwa either resigns from office or bring back his former deputy Kembo Mohadi, who resigned last year after his affairs with married women and subordinates were exposed.
The calls come after Australia-based Zimbabwean health worker and socialite Susan Mutami alleged that Mnangagwa raped her when she was 15.
Mutami narrated the alleged abuse at Mnangagwa’s hands while at his Sherwood farm in a four-hour-long Twitter space that attracted over 12 000 listeners.
She also claimed that one of the President’s young brothers, Patrick and former state security minister Owen Ncube also forced themselves on her when she was still a minor.
One Majaira Jairosi wrote: [@mutami_susan had 13500 listeners on her space where she detailed some of the most disgusting experiences she went through because of a paedophile @edmnangagwa. A rapist some deluded people call the president. Mnangagwa is the epitome yeHumbwa. If Kembo Mohadi resigned, Mnangagwa MUST.
Malvern Dengu wrote: @edmnangagwa akati anongoisa musoro ka hwani ka two kuna @mutami_susan when she was in Form 3 in 2004 akamupa 2million mwana we chikoro And he was HIV positive. @PoliceZimbabwe should investigate him for child rape. He is a paedophile.
CCC’s Cecilia Chimbiri, who was allegedly abducted and sexually harassed by suspected State agents in 2020, said:
Susan’s story is sad, when she said ‘I died at 15’ I felt that. It’s a political dynamite to Mnangagwa’s criminal enterprise recklessness & their mendacious efforts to cover it up will this time hand pretext for citizens to demonstrate their power.
Another Twitter user, @LynneStactia, said “ED Mnangagwa must step down or give Mohadi his job back !! #JusticeForSusanMutami”.
Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba dismissed Mutami’s claims, while ZANU PF director for information Tafadzwa Mugwadi claimed she was working for CCC president Nelson Chamisa.