Paul Nyathi|In yet another very embarrassing incident for First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, villagers in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s farming area of Sherwood in Kwekwe declared that they did not know who she is.
Mrs Mnangagwa got the shock of her life from the villagers on Monday where she was the guest of honour at the launch of the Midlands Province Integrated Environment in the Sherwood farming community where President Emmerson Mnangagwa owns a huge farming and mining area
Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavhima tried to introduce Mrs Mnangagwa before she could address the gathering saying that Auxillia was a well known individual in the farming block since she was a parliamentarian in the area before becoming First Lady.
“The person I am introducing to you is not new in this area. She has been working very hard for this community both as an MP and also as the First Lady.
“Our First Lady’s work ethic and hard work has earned her not only plaudits in the country but also accolades across beyond the borders that she was recently rewarded for being hardworking First Lady in America.
“Our First Lady is not new to any of us, is there anyone who doesn’t know her?” Mavhima asked.
But a section of the villagers said they did not know her.
“We don’t know her…” some villagers who were part of the programme responded, back leaving Mavhima amazed.
The First Lady however had a few words for the women who said they did not know her.
“I think those who said they did not know me are the newly married ones in this area because this is my community and I have worked for this community for a very long time.
“I can take those who did not know me as my new daughters-in-law who must start performing their customary duties and bring some water for me as their mother-in-law,” she said, tongue-in-cheek.
“You may be new in the area where you are married but where you come from you are taught manners to recognise and respect your mother-in-law and father-in-law,” she said.
Auxillia Mnangagwa, was early this year left with egg on her face when she was booed by a crowd of bystanders in Masvingo central business district.
The incident happened as she entered and exited a supermarket in the city.
She had visited Masvingo to assess the drugs situation at Masvingo General Hospital in her role as an ambassador for the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Last week, Mrs Mnangagwa was turned into another mockery when ruling party members snubbed her Family Fun Day at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura.
The event was marred by low attendance, amid fears that the event could have fallen victim to Zanu PF factional fights for control of Mashonaland Central province.
The programme, which had been scheduled to start at 10am, started three hours later with mostly schoolchildren and a few bussed Zanu PF supporters in attendance,