You deserve to suffer: Mutasa tells Mnangagwa

HARARE: Former  Zanu PF stalwart and State Security Minister, Didymus Mutasa, yesterday said he would not shed tears over former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent expulsion from the ruling party, describing the underfire ex-VP as the author of his current problems.

“I have got a soft heart for everybody, not only Mnangagwa but anybody who is treated unfairly. However, in this case I don’t think Mnangagwa was treated unfairly,” said Mutasa, who was unceremoniously elbowed out of Zanu PF in 2014 alongside former Vice-President Joice Mujuru and over 100 other top officials on allegations of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe.

 Mutasa claimed that Mnangagwa engineered their demise and popped champagne when they were pushed out of the ruling party and government.

He said Mnangagwa, fired last week for allegedly undermining Mugabe, was now being forced to taste his own medicine. The former VP is currently holed up in South Africa from where he has fired salvos at Mugabe, threatening to come back soon to control all levers of power.

“There are bad things that he did and they have been exposed now and the question is why they were keeping it all along because they were known even way back,” Mutasa said, urging Zimbabweans to stop the habit of electing “foolish leaders” in top leadership positions. newsday