VICE President Constantine Chiwenga’s wife Marry says she hugs people close to her out of love.
The former model, chairperson of Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe and patron of Miss Zimbabwe Trust opened up to H-Metro on the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony of the two Vice Presidents at State House yesterday.
Photo-journalists jostled to take pictures of her upon her arrival as she walked alongside her husband Vice President Chiwenga on the red carpet leading into the State House ahead of the signing ceremony.
She took her time to speak on the photographs of her hugging men circulating on social media saying she was not moved about it since the men are either her relatives or people close to her.
“I do not give hugs to anyone as what people posting my photographs on social media want the nation to believe,” said Mary.
“For example the man captured recently hugging me is Vice President Chiwenga’s nephew. It’s the same with other men posted on social media.
“Some are relatives from my mother and father as well as my in-laws. There is no one I hug who is not close to me and if you watch me carefully you will discover that there are some I just shake hands with while bending my knees.
“Among you journalists are my relatives as well including those from independent media so I saw it fit to take this opportunity to clarify this before it is taken as a ‘hug festival’,” said Marry.
The second lady was accompanied by her parents and relatives that took time to have ‘kodak’ moments with her at the State House entrance.
They were also given an opportunity to pose for photographs with President Mngangagwa soon after the swearing in ceremony.
Vice Presidents Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi took oath before Chief Justice Luke Malaba at the colourful ceremony at State House yesterday.