A picture of Ngoni Dekunye, a ZANU PF member whom president Emmerson Mnangagwa allegedly intends to impose in Buhera South to replace Joseph Chinotimba, in Manicaland has circulated on social media.
Chinotimba, a war veteran and current ZANU legislator for Buhera South, recently claimed that Mnangagwa was plotting to dislodge him from his seat and impose Dekunye his preferred candidate. He said:
Handina kungouya pano apa ndega. Handina kumbozviisa, vakandiisa ndimi. Ndimi makati gara apa. Zvino chashata chii? Chamaakufamba muchiti Chinotimba, Chinotimba ngaachibuda, ngaabve chamboshata chii? Magetsi takakupai pachikoro penyu apa, apa ndri kuisa futi magetsi apa. Muri kundipa hutsimbe. Hakuna Kwaanoenda uyu Mudekunye uyu. Hakuna kwaanoenda… Ndosaka Mnangagwa aakuda kusima vakomana vake vanoti ndakafunda hee ndakadayi, Hoo nhayi!…. [You elected me into this post. Why are you now saying I must go? I have done development projects including installing electricity at your school. This Mudekunye (Dekunye) is not getting anywhere. That’s why Mnangagwa is now imposing his preferred candidates on grounds that they are learned…]
His remarks infuriated some party members and a protest against the freedom was planned but crumbled.
Chinotimba reportedly met President Mnangagwa at the State House where he allegedly apologised.
He later said he had not apologised since he had done nothing wrong.