Mugabe ‘juju’ bag caught on camera

Posted on Nov 30 2011 - 3:02pm by admin

President Robert Mugabe has been pictured with increasing regularity clutching a small, shiny black bag.

Arriving for the 2012 Budget Statement last Thursday the 87 year old Zanu PF leader stepped out of his armoured Mercedes limousine and handed the bag over to one of his bodyguards.

The 87 year old Zanu PF leader stepped out of his armoured Mercedes limousine and handed the bag over to one of his bodyguards (picture by New Zimbabwe.com)

The 87 year old Zanu PF leader stepped out of his armoured Mercedes limousine and handed the bag over to one of his bodyguards (picture by New Zimbabwe.com)

Intense speculation has surrounded what is inside the bag. Given his ailing health and well publicised battle with prostate cancer it’s speculated that he either keeps his medicine inside it or uses it to keep his mobile phones.

But in a country known for strong beliefs in the power of traditional medicine and witchcraft it would be hard not to be believe the bag contains his ‘juju’. Zanu PF politicians regularly consult n’anga’s (witchdoctors) to help their political careers.

Hold this for me: The 87 year old Zanu PF leader stepped out of his armoured Mercedes limousine and handed the bag over to one of his bodyguards (picture by New Zimbabwe.com)

Hold this for me: The 87 year old Zanu PF leader stepped out of his armoured Mercedes limousine and handed the bag over to one of his bodyguards (picture by New Zimbabwe.com)

Four years ago ‘diesel n’anga’ Rotina Mavhunga a.k.a Nomatter Tagarira fooled Mugabe’s entire cabinet into believing she could conjure pure diesel from rocks in Chinhoyi.

Mugabe convinced this could be the answer to the country’s fuel shortages deployed a high powered government delegation packed with people like State Security Minister Didymus Mutasa, Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi, Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi, Mashonaland West governor Nelson Samkange and deputy police chief Godwin Matanga.

Mugabe’s regime fell for her con and met her demands for 2 head of cattle, 3 buffaloes and Z$5 billion. Her con was eventually realised and she went into hiding. After three years on the run Mavhunga was eventually arrested and jailed by a Chinhoyi provincial magistrate.

Four years ago ‘diesel n’anga’ Rotina Mavhunga a.k.a Nomatter Tagarira fooled Mugabe’s entire cabinet into believing she could conjure pure diesel from rocks in Chinhoyi.

Four years ago ‘diesel n’anga’ Rotina Mavhunga a.k.a Nomatter Tagarira fooled Mugabe’s entire cabinet into believing she could conjure pure diesel from rocks in Chinhoyi.

During her trial Mavhunga stunned the court when she claimed the then State Security Minister Didymus Mutasa had withdrawn a farm gift to her after she refused to assist him ascend to the presidency in 2007.

Commenting on why it had taken time to arrest her, political commentator John Makumbe last year said ‘They were scared. I even think they knew where she was hiding but I think they didn’t know whether if they tried to arrest her, whether she wouldn’t turn them into lizards or something like that.’

Makumbe said the story showed the true character of Zanu PF politicians.

‘They actually believe they are in power because their ancestors are keeping them there. They actually believe they deserve to be there because they have powerful totems and they believe their powerful totems will get them to be President and Vice President one day.”

‘And you see this goes against the grain of a modern state which requires scientific management, which requires reasoning and in fact it requires that you know what you are doing and not a powerful totem or a Gushungo, or something like that or some monkey which is keeping you in a Presidential or Ministerial position, it’s a lot of rubbish.’ Nehanda Radio.com

  • Cchigariro

    Extremely poor reporting..even an O level student is expected to write better…you start on Mugabe bag and midway shift to diesel N’anga and completely forgets of the headline….pathethic(sp) reporting,you wonder if this author went to a proper college for the diploma.

  • BlaTindo

    Its relevant because it shows their belief in the supernatural, go bark somewhere else, this is a brilliant story and very funny too….

    • james nyamaz

      BlaTindo i also think that u attended the same college with this reporter because you think this report is relevant yet it is irrelevant. Kana mashaya nyaya why dont you write nyaya dzekuchurch. Madofo!!!

      • Murezvo

        Ana Jemu moita semunoziva stereki zvakanaka nezvakaipa. Isu tinoda kudzinzwa nyaya dzakadai. Handiti kugara panet muchivhura kuziva kuti panowanikwa nyaya. Regai anyore kusvika ave kugona coz haana kumboti akaenda kuchikoro. Iwe waimawanepi mapicture iwaya just for a start. Ngatikurudzirei kwete kuwisirana pasi otherwise hapana chatiri kubhadhara to get this news. Kungotaurawo hangu handisi kutukaba aiwa.

  • Bunflorist

    zvakaoma

  • me

    who told you that there was juju there.why do you always think of something chingori negative.ndosaka musingabudirire.mune makuhwa stereki.

    • F’town

      Taura hako ( Me)…

  • sis carol

    eish washaya nyaya nhai, kabag ikaka ndokakushisai hope, nxa mhani. musiyeiwo munhu veduwe.

  • Ruru0415

    munhu ototya kufamba akatakura bag zve nekuti inozonzi ijuju..if dis is a way of bringing people to your blog, look for a better way.

  • Adochikwanda

    if you dont have stories to write pliz try something else

  • hassan

    prejudice will always follow the ”prejudged”

  • Azory Kavhuru

    Pease guys leave our honourable president alone, you should be glad that the Lord has blessed him with a longer life other than what you are now doing. Ndasvotwa when I read your poorly researched story.

  • chabvuta

    inhava thats our tradition. i think it very normal.

  • Stephen Drew

    Notice how swollen Mugabe’s ankle is.

  • Joyreppoh

    president wangu wane swag tarisauone kuchena. think we should emulate him on his class

  • Musimba100

    Laughter is the best medicine. Keep up the good work Nehanda radio. The truth always hurts. What we believe in, is what we imagine is true. Live with it people. Juju is some people’s way of life, thats why they kill and get away with it

  • Anochatirich

    wakey wakey sha saka vakadzi vemusika ne tuma bag pahuro vanenge vane juju? this reporter is absolutely stupid!!!!!

  • Mandhuku

    If mbashto is kept in bags like this and the reporter knows it then this reporter also has this stuff. ZANU PF yavatemesa musoro..VaMugabe hoyeeeeee. you respond like Hoyeeeee !!!!

    • tattiana

      hoyeee

  • IVAIWO VANHU KWAVO

    I feel sorry for Zimbabweans.how can they be led by those fools vankumuriswa bhutsu shuwa ne mukadzi arikutongodawo purazi.this is blindness at is most.can’t believe those are called ministers,supposedly to be intelligent.

  • tt12

    Kushaya zvekunyora, i hope CID comes to get you for such a report. Who told you its a juju bag, ko kana iri makeup bag kana lunch box bag? Try something else, u lack common sense! Whay ludacris, oil frm rocks….these ministers-o!

    • tattiana

      taura hako tt12 nekuti ndipresident vaita bag ko kana iri cash or muine matablets or mahandkercheif. kabaga kakanaka kudaro kanoiswa juju here dai riri nhewe or ganda renyoka taiti ijuju bag

  • Kuda

    But Guys, all the pple involved in believing this, ministers in picture and off picture vakamakisa. I mean they should never have been fooled that way. There are very famous faces in that picture and i think in the back ground face looks like our Mohadi’s, Mtasa’s, Sekeramai’s etc. Oh havana bhutsu futi? oh my God. Look Guys we love you our leaders, please dont let us down this way. imagine the whole country relying on your leadership and you do this?

  • shamiso

    i dont think kuti makanyora chokwadi apa. we like your news but kwete kunyora zvamusingazive. leave this man in peace, he is our hero. iwe hwako huroyi wabvunzwa nani.

  • Jabulani

    aaaah,ahana juju uyu

  • BOB89

    u are a fool to go on and make such utter nonsense………………stupid baffon

  • tina

    i used to hate this guy but after looking at these pics he looks so frail,old and really wants a nap…i feel pity for him and i forgive him whole heartedly