FORMER Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe’s son, Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe has chided Zimbabweans for celebrating the ouster of his father in a military coup in November 2017.
Chatunga said that his father was replaced by “bouncers” and thugs. Writing on Twitter, he said: “I laughed when my fellow brothers and sisters celebrated the removal of President RG my Dad and replaced him with his bouncers taizviziva kwazvichasvika, here we go.”
The word bouncer insinuates that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputies are thugs who use violence to deal with issues.
Chatunga’s comments come after security forces dealt ruthlessly with protests against austerity measures being driven by President Mnangagwa’s administration.
The tweet was sent at a time when President Emmerson Mnangagwa aborted his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deal with the crisis at home. While he was away there was a fierce protest which started when the president announced a 150 percent increase in the price of fuel.
The government responded by launching a vicious and brutal crackdown on civilians which resulted in at least 12 dead and hundreds maimed and severely assaulted by uniformed forces.
The younger Mugabe seems to be becoming more and more politically conscious with each passing day as he has not taken to social media to give his own commentary on Zimbabwe’s social and political affairs.
Chatunga has also taken to criticising President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s policies and those of his government.