Emmerson Mnangagwa, who turned 78 yesterday says his father’s wish was just to see him able to speak in English with the white people.
“I feel very happy that the Lord above, God has mercy. He has allowed me to grow by another year, from 77 to 78.
“My parents taught me differently. My father always wanted me to go to school, become a lawyer and reply whites in English. That is what he wanted, because he felt that when they speak in English and had to be translated, he did not feel confident that the translation was correct.
“So he felt that I must go to school, become a lawyer and reply whites in English.
“But for my mother, she was different.
“She wanted me to be a family person, be a farmer. She felt that there is nothing that keeps you solid as a family if you have a farm, cattle, goats and chickens.
“I have achieved both, for my father and mother,” Mnangagwa who is both a farmer and lawyer said.