- Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi has resigned amid allegations of misconduct
- Mohadi has been accused of having an improper relationship with a number of women
- He denies that he is guilty and claims it is a political smear campaign, he has vowed to take legal action
Zimbabwe Vice President Kembo Mohadi has resigned on Monday. According to reports Mohadi was implicated in misconduct.
He along with Constantino Chiwenga were deputies to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, Mohadi did not have a solid support base and was not seen as the next in line for president.
Mohadi took the decision to step down to show his respect for the office of president. According to Al Jazeera he had been involved in an improper relationship with married women and a woman who worked for him.
The 70 had denied that allegations last week citing rumours as a political plot against him. He continued to deny the allegations and has promised to take legal action.
He called evidence against him pseudo-paparazzi and flawed espionage.
Social media users reacted to the news:
"Vice President Kembo Mohadi has resigned. Meet your likely new Incoming VP Obert Mpofu ! Zvinhu zveZanupf hapana chokufarira nokuti hapana chako neni. Like I said before: these are Zanupf fights, it doesn't change anything."
"The dark horse to replace Mohadi is General Valerio Sibanda who was a commander in ZIPRA, the ZAPU military wing during the war.
This might be an opportunity to bring him into politics.
General Sibanda is the current commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and had clout."
"Celebrating Kembo Mohadi's resignation is similar to the celebrations people did in November 2017. It will end in tears. Who has ever resigned after a scandal in Zanu PF? Even Obadiah Moyo didn't resign. Not even those implicated in corruption resign. There is more to this story."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has slammed South Africa's "abusive" relationship with neighbouring country Zimbabwe. Mboweni took to Twitter and shared a screenshot of SABC journalist Samkelo Maseko where he quoted ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe. In the tweet, Mantashe is quoted as saying:
"You can't always have a neighbour that is always blackmailing you. This relationship with Zimbabwe (Zanu PF) is always filled with threats and blackmail. I don't like that."
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