President Robert Mugabe has claimed that the Principals in the inclusive Government should be commended for working together adding that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai even found time to marry new wife Elizabeth Macheka.
“We surprised you by living together as brothers. We might not have succeeded to bring our parties together, but the principals were friendly, very brotherly and as you can see we were even able to create marriages in between,” he said.
Speaking at a luncheon organised by the Local Government Ministry to mark the official opening of the Fifth Session of the Seventh Parliament, Mugabe had the gathering cracking their ribs when he said:
“VaTsvangirai vanoti chinja maitiro as ini handichinje ndinoti mukadzi wandinaye ndiyeye, kana nhaiwe Grace ungade kuchinjwa?” (Mr Tsvangirai says change your ways, but as for me I will not change my wife).
Mugabe continued with the jokes saying he had nearly got into trouble with the First Lady after he misplaced his wedding ring.
“Today zvanzi ndiri guest of honour, but you might call me guest of dishonour because today is the day we have opened our Parliament which is the last Parliament of this Government,” said President Mugabe.
“I didn’t put it in my speech (to Parliament) that ladies and gentlemen this is our last time, but here I can tell you that this is a celebration to say goodbye to each other.”
The irony of course is that this might also be Mugabe saying goodbye to Parliament if as expected he loses the next presidential election to Tsvangirai.
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