Former Manicaland Provincial Minister Mandiitawepi Mandi Chimene has said that she is back in Zimbabwe from exile.
She was one of the people who staunchly opposed then-Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa whom she and other ZANU PF members accused of leading a faction to replace the late Robert Mugabe.
Chimene fled from Zimbabwe following the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe in November 2017.
In a tweet, Chimene asked Zimbabweans to help her thank Mnangagwa for forgiving her. She wrote:
Home sweet Home. Help me thank Leadership Help me thank President @edmnangagwa for being a forgiving and empathetic leader. Help me thank my children for electing to stand with me for taking this decision Help me thank the ever-loving Manicaland cdes. Thank you Lord for that!
Earlier this week, exiled politician Professor Jonathan Moyo said Chimene’s account was a ghost account that is part of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO)’s ‘deadly Twitter bots campaign’. In a long thread on Twitter, Moyo said:
THE OPERATION’S massive ghost accounts & bots are infrastructured by Chinese hardware & Israeli software. The accounts, some created over the last three years & most over the last three months–like @ChimeneMandi–generate vitriolic content for likes, retweets etc by bots!
The allegation was dismissed by Chimene’s account which wrote:
How things change. This man brags saying I call her bhudi bt he attacks me daily becoz I refused to join the @nelsonchamisa led mdc ahead of 2018 elections. Right now he is no longer on talking terms with ana @Hon_Kasukuwere because they refused to endorse zvaanenge adyira mari.
Earlier this week Daily News reported that Chimene was preparing to return home. – Pindula News