Australian-based Zimbabwean health worker and socialite Susan Mutami said that she has lifted a huge burden off her shoulders by revealing her alleged sexual abuse by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when she was a minor.
In a statement released on 28 July, Mutami thanked those who had shown her their support since she went public about the alleged abuse, adding that nobody will stop her from seeking justice. Mutami wrote:
Beyond me reporting my rape case to the nearest Police Station in my country of Residence, this issue assumes a life of its own which compels me to allow due process to take its own course.
I have taken a huge burden off my shoulders by sharing publicly my ordeal and am very grateful for the empathy and sympathies coming from across the globe, your tears and messages of solidarity have been very consoling and I continue to appreciate your messages of encouragement to stand up to Executive abuse and abuse of the powerful.
I finally mastered my courage on behalf of the girl child and other grown females who may not gather similar courage to share their ordeals at the hands of the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.
I can’t censure anyone on social media from debating further, even countering my story on behalf of the powerful but I can assure you no one will stop me from completing the journey of seeking justice I have embarked on, neither the passage of time nor the powers that be in Zimbabwe, this is my story, my ordeal, my experience, and am the witness in the case of my abuser, the President of Zimbabwe. Beyond this let the law take its own course.
Susan Vivian Mutami