Mnangagwa refuses to be praised – ‘Do not sing songs about me’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has told his party that he is  not God and does not want to be praised.

“Do not sing songs about me, but sing revolutionary songs from the liberation struggle and our national anthem. I will be content and overjoyed,” Mnangagwa told Zanu PF officials attending the party’s extra-ordinary congress in Harare on Friday.

Mnangagwa’s leadership worshiping denunciation statement comes after recently the Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Josiah Hungwe had hero-worshiped him at a meeting in Masvingo.

The President who took over power from his longtime mentor Robert Mugabe with the assistance of the military last month, said the Friday congress was going to set a new political pace.

“The Congress must define a new trajectory for our party,” he said.