by Staff reporter
Zimbabwe’s Second Vice President Kembo Mohadi, 70, yesterday resigned following an incessant social media campaign to damage his reputation.
The former Vice President was one of two deputies appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in December 2017.
The decision comes after he faced allegations of being involved in multiple immoral relationships, including with members of his staff.
In his letter of resignation, the former Vice President said the decision to resign was spurred by the need to deal with his problems outside the governance chair.
“I have been going through a soul-searching pilgrimage and realized that I need the space to deal with my problem outside the governance chair.
“I have arrived at this decision not as a matter of cowardice, but as a sign of demonstrating great respect to the office of the President so that it is not compromised or caricatured by actions that are linked to my challenges as an individual,” said Mohadi.
The former Vice President said although his decision to step down may affect his family, friends, comrades and cadres of the ruling party, he was taking the decision to save the image of Government.
The former Vice President emphasised that he was a victim of social media distortions, voice cloning and political sabotage.
“My decision to relinquish the Vice President post is also a way of respecting the citizens of this great nation, and my party comrades, some of whom have been affected by the falsehoods and character assassination in the digital ecosystem,” said the former Vice President.
Former Vice President Mohadi appreciated President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s guidance during the period he worked under him.
Local online media service ZimLive has in the past weeks publicising reports alleging that the former Vice President had improper sexual relationships with his subordinates including married woman, accusations he strongly denied saying it was part of a political plot against him.