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Mashayamombe quits politics

by Mzingaye Nxumalo
21 Dec 2022 at 20:09hrs | Views
The former Harare South Legislator, Shadreck Mashayamombe has made it clear that he has hung up his political boots.

The former ZANU PF member who has been self-exiled in South Africa since 2018 has caught the media's attention after a statement that he made to Newsday highlighting that his decision to quit politics is personal.

He said, "It is true, I decided to take a break from politics. I now want to concentrate on my business and farming. I have been away from home since 2018 and the political landscape has changed. It is time for me to hang my boots and concentrate on business."

Mashayamombe's seat in politics has been questionable since 2017 when President Mnangagwa took power in a coup against the late former president Mugabe. Mashayamombe was reportedly a pivotal member of the G40 Cabals group which was against Mnangagwa in the first place.

A lot of reports have since been made regarding his fallout with the ZANU PF group. In December 2017 during the coup Mashayamombe's house was raided by suspected ZANU PF activists who assaulted and hurt his brother since he, the target was in hiding.

Such occurrences, therefore, forced Mashayamombe to opt for the self-imposed exile in South Africa all this time.

In the 2018 elections, he still tried to make a comeback into the political game but however failed as he lost the Harare South Legislator seat that he had contended for to ZANU PF's Tongai Mnangagwa.

Source - Byo24News