via Mutambara shows up at Bona’s big do 02/03/2014 NewZimbabwe
FORMER deputy prime minister, Arthur Mutambara, made a surprise appearance in public at the weekend after months in hibernation.
Mutambara was among the 5000 plus guests who attended the wedding of President Robert Mugabe’s only daughter Bona’s to Simba Chikore held at the Zimbabwean leader’s plush Borrowdale home Saturday.
Mugabe did not invite erstwhile political foe and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai however.
Insiders said also among the guests were former Shabani Mashava Mines owner and exiled business mogul Mutumwa Mawere’s family. It could not be ascertained if Mawere made it to the wedding.
“Mawere and family were invited, they received an invite but I am not sure if he (Mawere) made it to the wedding,” said a source.
Mawere lost control of SMM after at the height of the hyper-inflationary era after government claimed he had externalised billions in local and foreign currency. He has fought tooth and nail in the courts but to no avail thus far. The case is still pending in the courts.
Since the folding of the coalition government Mutambara has hardly been seen or heard from while his party has seemingly also disappeared from the radar.