STAFF REPORTER 23 January 2018
HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF has prohibited the
wearing of political regalia emblazoned with toppled despot Robert
“We have those with old party regalia such as Zambia cloths and T-shirts
displaying former President Robert Mugabe’s face, we should stop putting
them on and wait for new regalia emblazoned with … Mnangagwa’s face so
that we can market him in districts ahead of the polls. We want people to
know him,” Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chairman Mike Madiro told an
inter district meeting at Mutare Hall on Sunday.
Beside the old party regalia with Mugabe’s face, there was also more
interesting and fashionable pieces that embody today’s fashion trends.
Mugabe was forced to resign after a military takeover, which led to
popular protests and impeachment proceedings in Parliament, but only after
negotiating a deal that guaranteed immunity from prosecution, protection
for his business interests, and a $10m cash sum.
“Let’s respect … Mugabe; he is a statesman. He played his part that’s
why … Mnangagwa said government is going to take care of him. He was
only surrounded by criminals but he played his part,” Madiro said.