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‘Mnangagwa I Am Sorry,’ Mandi Chimene

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“To have spent my girlhood fighting to be free, only to find myself 37 years later stranded airborne on my way from China simply because another senior Cadre has taken over power was beyond my expectation,” Chimene said Tuesday.

“Without disclosing my whereabouts, I must declare Zimbabwe to be my only home and no other.”

“We rubbed shoulders during the war, shared the same plate of a small meal, trained each other to win the fight. It is not too late to shake hands and embrace.

“President @edmnangagwa, I am sorry for everything. All I want is back home to rest. Let bygones be.

“What’s sad in my life is that people have gather to judge me on mistakes, real or imagined and make conclusions on my contributions to this nation based on what happened prior to 2017 and Nov 2017 itself.

“Let God be the judge but I remain a Cde. I miss to step my feet in Zimbabwe.”

Chimene said she has been on long sabbatical following Nov 2017.

“I have been this silent to heal. I am now ready to reload. I love you all Yours Truly, Daughter of the Soil.”



In July 2016, at a rally organised by a group of war veterans to show support to President Robert Mugabe and attended by the President, the first lady and both vice presidents. Chimene gave a speech during which she accused the country’s then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa of leading a faction:


Chimene is the former Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister.She is also former Makoni South member of parliament as well as chairperson of the Zimbabwe-China Friendship Association .Chimene was expelled from the ruling party Zanu-PF in November 2017 after a military initiative code named Operation Restore Legacy.


She rose to political prominence when she was elected Member of parliament for Makoni South constituency. Following the restructuring exercise in Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front, Chimene was appointed the Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs replacing Chris Mushowe. She has also been a member of the ZANU PF Central Committee member for several years.

Robert Tapfumaneyi