Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has surrendered the Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe seat amidst concerns that it was uncalled for her to hold on to the constituency whilst having a national responsibility.
It also seems First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa was not a favourite in her constituency in Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe as people were ululating when her husband Emmerson announced she was relinquishing the seat during a rally there.
In the 2013 elections, it is believed the Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe seat was created which saw her win the constituency.
There were growing concerns among Parliamentarians why the First Lady still had her grip on the constituency while she was not attending Parliament sessions.
Further, there were Zimbabweans who found it unfair for her to be the First Lady whilst pursuing active politics at the same time .
Yielding for calls to relinquish the seat, President Mnangagwa while addressing the Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe Rally on Saturday announced her departure as MP.
“Vakati zvino baba zvamava President ini ndava First Lady ndandafunga kuti handisi kusungirwa kuti ndingoita Amai Mnangagwa veChirumanzu-Zibagwechiregai ndiite Mai Venyika. Ndikati Hallelujah Hallelujah. Asi havasisiri Mai venyu Aihwa aihwa.Tasvika pokuti ipo ava varikufarira nyaya yandirikutaura. Heheheheh. Saka ikozvinozvi takawirirana naAmai Mnangagwa kuti vachiregera huMP kuno. Vakuregera kubva nhasi voita Mai veNyika vava MP kose kose kwavanenge vachienda. Imi vokuno mosarudzana muZanuPF kuti muwane Mai kana Baba vanokumirirai. (My husband, now that you are the President with me the First Lady, it is uncalled for me to continue representing this constituency. I cried out Hallelujah Hallelujah. We agreed she no longer represents this constituency. She is no longer MP with effect from today as she will be traveling on national duty. That said, you can now elect a Zanu PF representative to replace her.)
President Mnangagwa said his wife implored him to deliver the announcement. Meanwhile, the President said, The First lady will continue doing projects initiated in the constituency.