Mutami, who further claimed that she was sexually abused by several other politicians, including former state security minister Owen Ncube, former foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo and mines deputy minister Polite Kambamura, has since filed a police report with the Australian police.
Presidential spokesperson George Charamba has since refused to speak on these rape allegations against Mnangagwa and his cabinet ministers.
“The rape allegations are highly unlikely to have any material impact on Mnangagwa’s ambition to be re-confirmed as president of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front at the October congress and to contest for a second term as the president of the country at next year’s election,” Eldred Masunungure, a political analyst tells The Africa Report.
“He also does not seem bothered at all by the explosive allegations. For him, it is business as usual,”
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