I'm still in India — Mutasa

HARARE - Former Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, has dismissed claims that he is in the country saying the State media was offside.

Mutasa told the Daily News on Sunday in  a telephone interview yesterday that he was still in India where his wife is being treated for an undisclosed illness.

“I don’t know why they publish lies. They should have phoned me,” said Mutasa.

The former minister of State for Presidential Affairs said he will be back in the country next week.

“I just laugh at them, you cannot be angry with them.

“That is their style of work. We are still in hospital, we can’t just pack our bags and leave the hospital.

“I will be home probably next week,” he said.

The Herald reported that Mutasa, who for the past month has been in India where his wife was undergoing treatment, is reportedly back in the country.

The paper said Mutasa, still smarting from his failure to make it into the Zanu PF Central Committee which ruled him out of appointment to the politburo, has been making unprecedented moves among them requesting Sadc, chaired by President Robert Mugabe, to nullify the just-ended “praise and worship” congress.

The state media went on to quote unnamed sources alleging that Mutasa was spotted at his home in Rusape with some Zanu PF provincial members aligned to him paying homage at his house on Christmas Eve.

“Some of his allies who went to see him are provincial members from his constituency, among them Cdes Tedious Choka, Christine Murembeve who also doubles up as his constituency secretary. Also present was Colonel (Rtd) Topira Mutasa, his nephew.

“They went to see him at his house at No. 2 Mbuya Nehanda Drive around 3pm.

‘What shocked Mutasa was to find that his house was no longer guarded by the Police Protection Unit, a privilege he had enjoyed for a long time,” the paper said.

“He did not want most people to know that he is back. He just wanted it to be a secret and has no plans to be seen in public yet.

“I will not be surprised if he boycotts Parliament when it resumes sitting,” said the source.

Samuel Undenge, Manicaland provincial chairperson earlier this week said the province wanted Mutasa expelled for his continued denigration of Zanu PF.

A close Mutasa family member cheekily said it was impossible for the former Mugabe top aide to be at two places at the same time.

Comments (18)

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CHIMURENGA4 - 28 December 2014

shut up mutasa.whether you are in india or mars,u are now a spent force.shameless foolish old man

cheyameni - 28 December 2014

Its mugabe and zanu who r stupid l have finally managed to scatter zanu pf since that tsholotsho attempt.

jonathan moyo - 28 December 2014

It's good for you Mutasa. You must have known when the shoe was on the other foot. Bathi wehla mphimbo munye! Taste your own medicine. We have no sympathy for you..... You used to say you don't grant interviews to the Daily news, now you just blurt anything at the slightest provocation by your party or the Herald. You are a foolish, senile madala with memory problems.

Phaphamani - 28 December 2014

NOw Mutasa knows that the journalists at Herald House are liars...i am sure he has been on the road to Damascus.What goes around comes around. They also say those who stay in glass houses mustn't teach their children to throw stones...

Tahir Iqbal - 28 December 2014

Im not Zanu nor MDC.My concern with these comments is guys,WE PLAY THE MAN,NOT THE BALL.AND THAT IS TOXIC IN DEMOCRACRATIC BODY POLITICS IN ZIM.LET LOOK ACROSS LIMPOPO,MALEMA WAS ARRESTED FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION FROM ANC,TODAY HE IS IN PARLIAMENT REPRESENTING 3RD LARGEST PARTY IN SA.HE HAS NEVER BEEN CRUCIFIED FOR BIENG ANC FIRST.GUYS LET US BE TOLERANT PLEASE MAZIMBOS.

China - 28 December 2014

You must realise that Mutasa was no ordinary Zanu member. Same as Mujuru and Gumbo. They cannot have a Damascus moment because they failed to get positions! It means they didn't see the light at all. They are driven, not by principles, but by greed and self preservation. They are the hard core Zanu and must stay in Zanu and enjoy the stew. After all, they helped in the cooking!

Phaphamani - 28 December 2014

"Thats their style of work" Mutasa claims. 34 years after independence. A solid 15 years of non stop country destruction, plunder, brutality and thuggery. The same "style of work" that Mutasa created with others in Nkala's house. Welcome to the real world Mutasa "Fantasy" is over.

X-MAN IV - 28 December 2014

China you are an idiot par excellency. Unoda tolerance yei? Go to hell!

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dr - 29 December 2014

If u want to c how stupid we r as zimbos just read some of the comments instead of shouting at the likes of Mutasa who r sitting pretty why not encourage each other to vote Mugabe out so our children can live a better life when the economy changes for through better nxaaa mhani

poporoza - 29 December 2014

zidofo zimudhara rekwaMutasa, pfutseki mhani

Haile - 29 December 2014

mutasa mutasa kkkkkk wow my ass!all these outdated idiots like him ,Gumbo and all fuckers in zanu circus deserve our wrath not any thing less!they destroyed my future ,hope and God knows what!given half a chance i will kill all the zanu fuckers for destroying my beautiful country when them and their families are full.watch this space something even bad is on its way i promise!Zim is my and our country who ever messes with HER messes with their lives!long live my mother land!

chunga - 29 December 2014

MUTASA !whether you are india ,mars ,dead or kulkluxixixix land do you really thing we give a damn?you are reaping what you sew!do they gather figs from grapes?you lived by the sword now do you expect to die in restuarent/park?kkkkkk foolish senile old coward (girl)!!!!

BIG HUSBAND - 29 December 2014

wena Mutasa whether you are in Mumbai, Lagos or chemhanza we dont care..what we know is you were used like a toilet paper by ZanuPf after giving them the "resounding victory" shame

cde shugga - 29 December 2014

Zimbabweans are so educated and this cause makes them too, risk averse, analytical and critics of almost anything beside oneself. what they need is more hardship to remove self interest and expose them to such valunerability that as individuals they have no chance. how ever mugabe their pressumably number one enemy knows this hence he will continue a divide and rule. after all there is nothing really to cheer from all the education and all except that they are willing to be servants and works of the entire earth as long they can eat. selling their birth right of being citizens and be foreigners almost every where. zanu pf is not dead even though its sickly, opposition is dying simple because of mugabe who rigged and cause such confusion, solomon mujuru died and see the troubles of his wife. the same person who killed tongogara, the ndebeles in the 1980s, killed zum in the early 1990s, he also killed in 2008 and killed solomon, killed freedom of expression, killed the democratic space. thus the enemy zimbabweans must deal with. define your problem and your solution will be onces and for all

bruce - 29 December 2014

Mutasa , masterminded violence in Rusape area in all previous elections.To those who know Rusape affairs,they remember nyaya dze Bank robbery yakaitwa nana Lovemore Madhiziyawo,zvichizenge zvinepfuti mukati...but its a crime that this Bally "D.Mutasa" sweapt under the capert.Mutasa akapa Hure purazi mu area ye rusape,inyayaka iyi,Ko iye ane maFarms mangani ?dai zvaibvira Mutasa ngaasungwe ndapota,this trip India thing is a joke,it does not do ny good.Mutasa imhondi,big 1

muchina - 29 December 2014

One stubborn fact, as long as Mugabe is in power Zimbabwe will never move forward. Each year he is in power Zimbabwe moves 10 years backwards.

maita - 29 December 2014

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