Sex scandal: Zim vice president quits
AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER
A sex scandal – allegedly involving several women – has brought down one of Ziimbabwe’s powerful politicians.
Zimbabwe’s vice president Kembo Mohadi resigned yesterday following the emergence of the sensational allegations, some of them including married women.
In his resignation letter, Mohadi said he was stepping down from his powerful job to deal with his problems and to avoid compromising the office of the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa as well as the government.
Mohadi (70) said he was a victim of distortion, voice cloning, sponsored spooking and political sabotage.
“I have been through a soul searching pilgrimage and realized that I need space to deal with my problems outside the governance chair. I have arrived at this decision not as a matter of cowardice but as a sign of demonstrating great respect for the office of the President so that it is not compromised or caricatured by actions that are linked to my challenge as an individual.
“The interconnectivity with social ecologies have been relaying viral moral panics, peddling flames of lies, creating myths, and muddling the reality of my life as a family man. I am a victim of distortion, voice cloning, sponsored spooking and political sabotage. Digital media, in their hybridity, have been abused by my enemies to blackmail me, but my spirit will never die. Following the recurring dis-information and virilisation of my alleged immoral unions, dispensed through awkward slacktivism, I am stepping down as Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe in terms of Section (92) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe (No 20) Act, 2013 with immediate effect. .
“Hard as it may be to my family, friends, comrades and cadres of my party Zanu-PF, I am taking the decision to step down as the Vice President of Zimbabwe to save the image of my government. My decision to relinquish the Vice President post is also a way of respecting the citizens of this great nation, and my party comrades, some of whom have been affected by the falsehoods and character assisination in the digital ecosystem.
“My resignation is also necessitated by my desire to seek clarity and justice on the matter in which my legal team will pursue and deconstruct this pseudo-paparazzi and flawed espionage to achieve cheap political points. I promise to poke holes on this grand strategy from political foes.”