Zimbabwe: Will ex-deputy president Kembo Mohadi come back in 2023?

By Farai Shawn Matiashe
Posted on Friday, 25 November 2022 11:54

Kembo Mohadi in Harare, on December 28, 2017. (Photo by Wilfred Kajese / AFP)

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa re-appointed former vice president Kembo Mohadi as the deputy president and second secretary at the recent Zanu PF elective congress, it was a strong indication that despite a sex scandal involving Mohadi, he is likely to come back next year should his boss win the 2023 general election.

Amid a sex scandal, Mohadi was forced to resign in 2021; a move that is rare among Zanu PF politicians.

Mohadi was exposed in leaked phone calls, likely to have been intercepted by the country’s security agency; the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO).