Manyeruke appointed Ambassador to Rwanda, triggering ‘war’ among Zanu-PF supporters
Zanu-PF supporters tore each other over the appointment, with some accusing Prof Manyeruke of “cheating” her way to the top job yet she was a “G40” functionary before President Mnangagwa rose to power.
“I have no respect for her; she was a supporter of G40 and Grace Mugabe uyu and now akuda kuita kunge anoda President. Itsotsi mbuya iyi (She was fronting for the G40 faction and Grace Mugabe; and now pretends to support the President. She’s a crook),” said one popular Zanu-PF supporter on social media.
G40 is the Zanu-PF faction that was vanquished by the other faction, Lacoste, during the 2017 November military coup. It was said to be fronted by former First Lady Grace Mugabe, Jonathan Moyo, among others.
But another Zanu-PF supporter defended Professor Manyeruke. “No, she’s not G40. It’s only that pane vaifanirwa kurova basa vari within the structures hence her subsequent strategic co-option in the Mashonaland Central Women’s league.”
Meanwhile, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed the following Ambassadors. The appointments are with immediate effect.
1. Mr Crispen Toga Mavodza- Kuwait
2. Mr Gideon Gapare- Brazil
3. Mrs Abigail Shonhiwa- France
4. Professor Charity Manyeruke-Rwanda
5. Mr Joel Tapera Mhishi- Australia
6. Ms Sophia Nyamudeza-Indonesia
7. Dr Emmanuel Gumbo-Sudan
8. Mr James Maridadi-Senegal
9. Mr Jetro Ndlovu-United Arab Emirates
10. Major Gen (rtd)Ansleem Sanyatwe-Tanzania
11. Major General(rtd) Martin Chedondo-China
12. Major General (rtd) Douglas Nyikayaramba- Mozambique
13. Mr Vusomuzi Ntonga-Algeria.
Ambassador designates yet to be granted a nod by their respective receiving states:
14. Mrs Alice Mashingaidze
15. Mr Heneri Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro
16. Major General (rtd) Tando Madzvamuse
17. Air Vice Marshal (rtd) Shebba Shumbayawonda