Embattled Former Vice President Kembo Duggish Mohadi has resigned from his post with immediate effect.
In his resignation letter, the former VP claimed that he was a victim of “sponsored spooking and political sabotage” and asked the nation to forgive him for the tasks he failed to do well as he was on a “soul searching pilgrimage”.
Mohadi hogged the limelight following an expose of his alleged sexual connection with married subordinates and other women went viral through phone call audios circulated on social media last week.
Mohadi said his resignation was not a matter of cowardice, but a sign of respecting the office of the President.
“I have been going through a soul searching pilgrimage and realise that I need the space to deal with my problems outside the governance chair. I have arrived at this decision not as a matter of cowardice,but as a sign of 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.”
The VP decried his victimisation through social media as a family man.
“The interconnectivity with social media ecologies have been relaying viral moral panics, peddling flames of lies, creating myths, and muddling the reality of my life as a family man. I am a victim of information distortion, voice cloning and sponsored spooking and political sabotage.”
Mohadi said he had been abused by his enemies to “blackmail” him but his “spirit will never die” through digital media, in its hybridity.
“Following the recurring disinformation and virilisation of my alleged immoral unions, dispensed through awkward slacktivism, I am stepping down as the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe in terms of section 96 (2) 0f the Constitution of Zimbabwe (No.20) Act, 2013 with immediate Effect,” he said.
VP Mohadi also said his decision was necessitated to save the image of the government, as a way of respecting the citizens of Zimbabwe and his desire to “seek clarity and justice” through his legal team which “will pursue and deconstruct this pseudo-paparazzi and flawed espionage to achieve cheap political points”. Nhau/Indaba