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Many Mutodis in Mnangagwa's government

25 May 2020 at 13:51hrs | Views
The Zimbabwean government is still grappling with many incompetent and inexperienced government officials due to appointments made through nepotism and regionalism.

It is unfortunate that we still have people like the fired former Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi in the  government but nothing much is being done to get rid of them because they are serving on the blessings of somebody.

The opposition should avoid celebrating this move, as it is not going to change anything. It must rather remain focused on the ball, grudgingly avoiding losing it to the opponents and must remain resolute.

The ouster of Energy Mutodi was long overdue and this man lacked the qualities of a leader and was a disaster in the making.

Such kind of people are very common in every organisation and are numerous but it will only take a strong character of a leader to identify such misdemeanours and sternly deal with them.

It is the prerogative of the managers to pluck them out before they contaminate others.

The legacy left by foul mouthed Energy Mutodi was of negligence, unprofessional incorrigible and inconsiderate character.

He was simply another illusion for the Ministry of Information and Publicity, a total embarrassment to the whole nation. The desired results of the ministry could never be achieved with such kind of people at the helm.

Mutodi's failure was imprinted onto the walls. His political career had reached the fulcrum of the crux.

His tweet on the abducted trio was one of the worst ever statement given by a Deputy Minister and leaves a lot to be desired,  which reads I quote,

"Details emerge MDC youths Joana Mamombe, Netssi Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri went out for a romantic night to Bindura with their lovers who are artisanal miners. They parked their car at a police station for safety  but tragedy struck when they demanded foreign currency for services"

A holder of a PHD behaving like an Ordinary Level graduate, I start to wonder which institution awarded him such an accolade. Such institutions must follow their students and see how they are performing on the ground because they risk losing credibility.

The people became increasingly impatient by his character. The system in Zanu PF has been heavily exposed and the  people are now losing faith and trust in this revolutionary party. How does Zanu PF leadership carry out its recruiting process or appoint people in such crucial positions. Does it look at one's nostalgic intelligentsia or what? How do such kind of people get ministerial posts in the government?

Does Zanu PF carry out some background checks when making some appointments, to see whether aspiring candidates have no criminal records?

Mutodi has many criminal pending cases which were known before he was even appointed to the position of a Deputy Minister and was never arraigned before a competent court for trial.

Is it a norm that one's loyality to Zanu PF would be immune to any form of arrest?  Is it a green card to loot or abuse powers? Why does Zanu PF protects criminals within its ranks?

His sacking has just exposed the cult and politics of patronage in the revolutionary party.

From Rhumba maestro to holding a cup inscribed The Boss. I would like to wish him well in his next endeavours and would advice him to take rhumba music seriously. Its good time for him to also take some few notes from Sakhis's trembling dance.

His sacking is a blessing in disguise and has come at the right time. He can start rekindling his rhumba music career which was fading out because of other commitments. This is now time for collection of his glittering pink, yellow mauve , neon magenta and crimson ndombolo suits and pointed white shoes. All the best Mr Mutodi.


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