President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday accepted former Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s resignation from the government after his fall from grace due to sexual misconduct allegations.
Mohadi tendered his resignation on Monday citing that he needed to do soul searching into the various allegations levelled against him.
In his address during the Zanu-PF’s 349th Ordinary Session of the Politburo, Mnangagwa said his deputy’s resignation was welcome but unexpected.
“We convene today following the resignation of Col (Rtd) Cde KCD Mohadi from the post of Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. His resignation from the governance architecture of the Republic was unexpected.
“On behalf of Government, the Party Zanu PF and indeed on my own behalf, I would like to thank the former Vice President Col (Rtd) Cde KCD Mohadi for his service to our country. I commend him for the role he played under the Second Republic in advancing our Government’s national development agenda as enunciated in Vision 2030 and National Development Strategy 1 (NDS 1),” Mnangagwa said.
Although Mohadi resigned from the government, his post in the Zanu-PF party remains intact, according to the party’s spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo.
A local publication ZimLive, unearthed Mohadi’s alleged sexual relationships with his aide and other women some of them married. Zimbabweans on social media called for him to resign. He initially declined to vacate his post before surprisingly turning back the tables and eventually walking away.