Mnangagwa speaks out

Minister Mnangagwa

Minister Mnangagwa

Takunda Maodza Assistant News Editor
JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa reported for duty yesterday morning after his doctor gave him a clean bill of health following an accident in Harare on Wednesday.
The minister was rammed by a staff bus belonging to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ Ophthalmic School of Nursing. The accident occurred along Herbert Chitepo Avenue in Harare.

In an interview with The Herald yesterday, Minister Mnangagwa said he was fine.
“I am fine. I reported for duty at 7.45am. The doctor came to my house. I have no injuries. Nothing,” he said.
Minister Mnangagwa narrated how the accident happened.

“We were driving in the same direction going west. I was in the extreme left lane. Half way before Takawira, I changed into the inner lane. I was then rammed into,” he said. Bus driver Mr Muchena Tsikirai (41), in his recorded statement to the police soon after the accident, claimed Minister Mnangagwa was travelling due east while he was heading west.

“I was driving staff bus registration number HCW 1453 along Herbert Chitepo towards the west when a white Mercedes Benz suddenly made a U-turn in front of me. Then as I moved towards the opposite lane of the road so as to avoid it, I crashed into it.”

Mr Tsikirai said he was taking his nine months pregnant wife, Jemina Mukozho (40), to West End Hospital.
He said he only knew the Mercedes Benz belonged to Minister Mnangagwa after the accident. The accident left Minister Mnangagwa’s vehicle extensively damaged.

The front and rear doors were damaged and airbags popped out. Minister Mnangagwa was on the steering wheel when the accident occurred.

Former Zanu-PF Zvishavane-Runde legislator Cde Larry Mavhima, who was at the accident scene on Wednesday, yesterday said Minister Mnangagwa was in high spirits. “He is very much ok. He is in his office right now carrying out his duties. He saw his doctor and was given a clean bill of health. He is very much active, alive, kicking and rarely to go,” said Cde Mavhima.


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  • tiriparwendo2

    So it was the Minister himself who made an illegal u-turn!

  • mdara

    Herald you have fallen so low!now you have an egg in your face coz Ngwena has contradicted your earlier statement..Shame on you!

  • ishumairai

    Herald I am glad the minister has cleared the air and his statement corroborates what I posted on this forum yesterday which suggested that the nature of the primary and secondary impact on the photo was consistent with cars traveling in the same direction, suggesting that the minister had attempted a sudden about turn. The minibus was damaged on the left hand side which was inconsistent with the supposed eye witness report and considering the extent of the damages on the benz and the size that is weight of the 2 cars there are strong indications that the minister did indeed turn or encroach in front of the larger fast moving vehicle. The eye witness like most sources in this paper are praise singers who cannot distinguish fact and fiction

  • Shuvai

    Kudos to one contributor here who gave an explanation of how the accident happened. The minister’s aides must never leave him to drive himself seeing as a lot is on his mind and he could have easily killed the pregnant woman and the other driver. The police must ban him from driving for his own safety.

    • Chiguri Mabarwe

      I think you are taking the situation too far. Was the minister impaired? If he is impaired he should not drive. Does the minister drive himself on a daily basis? Has the minister been in other accidents? If this has happened more than three times before there is cause fot concern.

  • chiwoo

    Thanks our next VP Ngwena

  • llodza

    if someone does not speak or write a language properly,it only explains that it is their secondary and not 1st language

    • Chiguri Mabarwe

      There is no excuse here, none.

  • Harare

    the minister should be ashamed and admit he was wrong its obvious he cut infront of the kombi and nearly caused the pregas woman a miscarriage, how can he be president if he starts lying now, what about when he is the big boss


    ndizvo zvinoita ngwena uku kurivadza chete uku. He knws what exactly happened pascene apo, mirai muone counter. Pamberi nawezhira pasi ne Gamatox, ah tombotongavozve, hamusvodi makaita sei, its Masvingo’s time to be on the map.

  • sekazvako

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiest of all the comments this made my day.

  • ndirikutsvagawobasa

    hapana arikuda driver here varume…ndine license ne defensive driving certificate expiring 2018

  • George Roben

    so sorry our minister of justicel really appreciate the strong u a and fine as per tell

  • Chiguri Mabarwe

    The minister was not wrong but he made a wrong turn resulting in this accident.

  • Chiguri Mabarwe

    Asingadi kuyenda? It should be ‘ready to go.’ Some people judge your intellect based on your writing skills. It becomes a big deal and could break your reputation among readers.

  • Chiguri Mabarwe

    He might have hit a wrong key resulting in rarely instead of ready. I don’t think the proof readers and the editors are doing their job?