Why Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna showered ED Mnangagwa with 65 cattle at rally: Details leaked

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Zanu-PF MP Dexter Nduna grovelled at the feet of President Emmerson Mnangagwa by gifting him a herd of 65 cattle worth thousands of dollars. The MP, who lost his bid for re-election in April, was desperate to win back favour from the top man.

Nduna presented the President with 60 heifers and five bulls at a huge rally in Mashonaland West on Saturday. Information minister Nick Mangwana revealed on Twitter that the whole province rolled out the red carpet for their dear leader, gifting him 100 cattle along with goats, sheep and blankets.

Nduna claimed the cows were a “thank you” for Mnangagwa for donating land for housing in Chegutu, where a staggering 35,000 people are in need of a roof over their heads. But sources say the MP was really trying to curry favour after being dumped by Zanu-PF in the primaries.

The pricey bovine bonus comes as Zimbabwe suffers crippling hyperinflation and economic turmoil, with the majority of citizens struggling daily to put food on the table. But that didn’t stop the MP from parting with cattle worth thousands of dollars from, just to get back in the President’s good graces.

Some say it shows just how far Zanu-PF loyalists will go in their devotion, shamelessly flaunting their wealth while most Zimbabweans suffer. But Nduna claims the gift was a just a ‘thank you, boss!’ to the great leader for his development projects in Chegutu.

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