Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Energy Mutodi has defended the widely condemned situation that saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Acting President Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga being in office at the same time.
President Mnangagwa is supposed to be on leave but he cut it short to deal with a number of issues affecting the country.
Said Mutodi, "Having a President and an Acting President at the same time is like having rainfall and sunshine at once.
"There was a time when a sitting Head of State wouldn't stomach anyone acting in his vicinity but that's now in the past. With President Mnangagwa, the once impossible is now possible."
Having a President & an Acting President at the same time is like having rainfall & sunshine @ once. There was a time when a sitting HS wouldn’t stomach anyone acting in his vicinity but that’s now in the past. With President ED, the once impossible is now possible.
— Hon. Energy Mutodi (MP) (@energymutodi) January 5, 2019
When President Mnangagwa announced that he was resuming his duties, speculation went rife that he did not trust Chiwenga to deal with the doctors strike and other issues bedevilling the country.
When Chiwenga failed to deal with the doctors Mnangagwa deployed his wife the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa to deal with the doctors. After meeting her the doctors pledged to go back to work and on Monday the government announced that doctors had gone back to work.
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