Mugabe speaks on Mnangagwa's health, dismisses bewitching claims
Speaking at the National Heroes Acre, President Robert Mugabe said that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is still recovering and that is why he was unable to attend the burial of George Rutanhire and Maud Muzenda.
Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa tanga tiinavo asi vati muviri wavo hausati wanyatsopora, saka kuHeroes Acre handichaenda. As per ma instructions anachiremba vari kuHarare, havasungirwe kuzviita strain at this juncture. Saka vaenda kunozorora.
He spoke in a cryptic manner and dismissed rumours that Mnangagwa had been “bewitched”. Said Mugabe:
Munonzwa ava vanotaura zvehuroyi sekuti munhu akarwara anonzi aroyiwa. It’s lack of ideology. Vanhu vangaende havo kun’anga; it’s different. But rega kushandisa your own belief in witchcraft and want to accuse vanhu vasina mhosva.
Hurwere hurwere. Tese tinorwara moti vamwe kana vari maleaders, kana vakarwara, moti hanzi aroyiwa. When did this start? It’s not part of our culture at all.
You might find it somewhere in a primitive society, but even nowadays, vanhu havachambofunga nezvehuroyi. Nemahospitals avako? Neruzivo rwavapo rwekuti certain diseases can attack us?
That’s why we say please, please, please go to hospitals or to doctors for constant check-up, for constant check-up. The bodies are not ours. Manzwa zvichinzi it’s dust that we are carrying, and if anything is developing, they will tell you.
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