HARARE – Former president Robert Mugabe has described his former aide for almost 54 years, President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a very hard worker who is not to be trusted because he is not quite honest.
Mugabe said that he was not going to vote Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF because they had tormented him. Addressing journalists at his Blue Roof residence on Sunday, Mugabe said,
He’s a good worker. A very, very good worker. But it’s not always that he told me the truth, so in some places I did not believe what he told me…When we had some Indians doing our business, M&S, Kondozi Farm and some companies for the party.
He was working with them. We had a tour to know what their efforts had yielded, in monetary terms we were not getting anything and Mujuru said we must investigate, this man is a crook.
When we started our investigations we discovered that he had got some money from them without it having come from the party. I asked him why? He said he had just borrowed it and he wanted to pay school fees for his kids, but the money was never paid back.
So I got to know that my man was not quite honest, and he had indicated to me that it’s not all he tells me that is the truth. But I worked with him, we did some good things with him.
I also didn’t know he was eyeing my position until quite late, but well, there it was. I was a fool to have him next to me because he connived with Chiwenga to oust me. They decided the best way to get rid of him is to undertake a coup d’etat.