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Mutodi Says ‘Slow Learners’ Did Not Understand What Mnangagwa Meant

THE Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services Energy Mutodi has said it is only “slow learners” who thought President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s God-Satan analogy was blasphemous.

President Mnangagwa, while fielding questions from journalists during a press conference held at the conclusion of the third session of the Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission Summit in Harare yesterday, drew an analogy saying even in Heaven God had problems with the devil but He still remained the Creator.

Mutodi said: “Some slow learners struggled to understand what President ED Mnangagwa meant when he said even God could not keep his house in order he had Satan.

“That wasn’t blasphemous he simply meant that we as a country are not amused by efforts of detractors to derail our progress.”

President Mnangagwa drew some flakes after he said yesterday: “As a result of this endeavour (nation building) I have created the Presidential Advisory Council which puts together the top brains of our people in Zimbabwe as well as top brains outside Zimbabwe in Sadc, on the continent and beyond who have agreed to come and participate in that area so that we tap into the wisdom of those who have gone before us in developing and modernising their countries. 

“It is our view that we don’t need to commit the mistakes of those who have gone ahead of us. We need to leap frog in terms of our development to catch up with other developing countries but to do so, we need their hands like what South Africa is doing – holding our hand, moving with us and then other countries. That’s what we are doing. We will not be swayed by negative forces because even the lord upstairs was not able to keep his house in order — he had satan. So, these things happen but He still remains there as the Creator.”

— ZOOMZimbabwe

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