PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired Energy Mutodi as Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.
In a statement signed by Chikowore, the Permanent Secretary for Presidential Communications, Mutodi’s contract of employment as Deputy Minister is terminated with effect from Wednesday, 20th May, 2020.
The termination is in terms of Section 108 (1a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe (Amendment No. 20 of 2013), the statement reads.
Mutodi, a legislator for Goromomzi West constituency, has been rabble rousing on social media, fighting with Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Busi Moyo as well as former Special Advisor to President Mnangagwa, Christopher Mutsvangwa.
The loggerheads with SB Moyo came after Mutodi’s attack on Tanzania President John Magufuli’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in that country.
Prior to that, Mutodi had sensationally claimed that Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa and her husband, Christopher, had captured the ministry and were using it to fight him.
No official reasons for the termination of his employment have been proffered.
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Hours before his unceremonious exit, Mutodi took to Twitter for one of his most eccentric tweets ever.
“Details emerge MDC youths Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri went out for a romantic night to Bindura with their lovers who are artisanal miners.
“They parked their car at a police station for safety but tragedy struck when they demanded foreign currency for services,” he tweeted.
A check on his handle some hours letter showed that he had deleted the tweet.
The termination letter has been confirmed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana, who wrote on Twitter: “This is to confirm the authenticity of the letter in the picture.”
Find the full statement below.
More details to follow