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Mugabe slams small houses

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe said yesterday small houses should not exist and need to be destroyed in remarks targeted at his Cabinet ministers.


Cabinet ministers and senior officials in Zanu PF have been embroiled in messy divorce proceedings instigated by infidelity among spouses.

In his remarks at the wedding reception of former central bank governor Gideon Gono’s daughter at a colourful function in Borrowdale yesterday, President Mugabe admitted that his ministers were involved in extra marital affairs.

“Dai taiziva zvemasmall houses taiti we will go and destroy because they shouldn’t exist at all,” he said.

“What do you need a small house for? What has happened to your big house? Why do you want to spend more time with a small house and not a big house? Do your children know about the small house?”

Gono’s daughter, Praise, exchanged vows with Tshalahika Malaba at Christchurch in Borrowdale. The reception was held at Palm Estate also in Borrowdale.

Mugabe said his family and Gono’s came a long way. He said his family had comforted Gono after his children were expelled from Australia.

As a gift to the newlyweds, the First family offered to buy a dining room suite from Adam Bede. They also gave the newlyweds US$6 000. Bona Mugabe and Bellarmine weighed in with US$2 000 and US$1000 respectively. Gono gave the newlyweds a house in Borrowdale Brooke.

The First Family also assisted in the wedding preparations. Zanu PF national chairman, Simon Khaya-Moyo and secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa also attended the wedding reception alongside executives from the corporate world.

7 Responses to Mugabe slams small houses

  1. sir alex December 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Hupenyu hwemari dzedu dzatakabirwa hunenge kudada.

  2. Hondo December 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Mugabe apa washaya nyaya. Kadzirisa economy, ndizvo zvatavotera.

  3. Gevha December 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Perhaps the old man is admitting his own mistake. We all know that Grace was his “small house” before Sally died. Their daughter Bona was born out of wedlock about 3 years before Sally succumbed to her illness and when Mugabe and Sally were still married. In other words they committed adultery, which is the essence of “small houses”. We do not have short memories.

    • Bigman December 9, 2013 at 10:39 am #

      Taura hako Gevha

  4. qi December 9, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    a gracious calling kugocha kwaamayi.

  5. bobsled December 9, 2013 at 7:44 am #

    Ki ki ki ki ki do as l say NOT as l do!!

  6. kasungeni December 13, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Words of wisdom from his excellency. l love my big house ndosaka ndisina small house

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