Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns over sex scandal allegations

EYEAFRICA TV: Harare, ZIMBABWE:- Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi has resigned on Monday. VP Mohadi who has been embroiled in an abuse of office and sexual misconduct scandal tendered his resignation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

According to him, the move was meant to save the image of the government following local media reports that caused public outcry.

Mohadi, along with Constantino Chiwenga, was a deputy to President Emmerson Mnangagwa since 2018, but without a political power base, he was not seen as a potential successor to the president.

In a rare move by a public official in Zimbabwe, Mohadi said he had taken the decision to step down “not as a matter of cowardice but as a sign of demonstrating great respect to the office of the President.”

Local online media service ZimLive has in the past two weeks carried reports that Mohadi had improper sexual liaisons with married women, including one of his subordinates.

Mohadi denied the accusations last week saying this was part of a political plot against him. On Monday he continued to deny the accusations saying he would seek legal recourse.

He has previously insisted that he was not going to step down from his post as Vice President despite the public outcry against his sexual misconduct scandal. He insisted that nothing was going to move him and that only President Emmerson Mnangagwa could determine his future.

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