Former Zimbabwe Football Association chairman Leo Mugabe has admitted that he dragged United Family International Church founder Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and a host of other prophets to the late Bridget Mugabe’s bedside.
On Sunday morning President Mugabe’s 78-year-old sister succumbed to heart failure after spending nearly 4 years in a coma at Parirenyatwa Hospital. This was after she collapsed at the burial of her sister Sabina at the National Heroes Acre in 2010.
Leo, Sabina Mugabe’s son and therefore a nephew to President Mugabe, told mourners in Zvimba yesterday that he did not consult the president when he got the prophets to pray for Bridget at her bedside.
“I had to take responsibility. All these prophets that you talk about every-day, I took them to pray for her in the hope that maybe God might perform a miracle and she would be well again. There is none among them who I did not,” Leo said.
According to reports he literally had to be dragged off the stage as he used up his allocated time and continued speaking about Bridget Mugabe.
“You know those fighters who died at the Chinhoyi battle she cooked for them and I carried the food to them. She was arrested the following day after they had been killed in a vicious battle with the whites.
“If all of you including the Zanu PF leadership then now you know and there is enough reason for you to have declared her a liberation war hero. You did not declare her for nothing,” he said.
“We have lived with our uncles’ totem and name but those in Chirumanzu know that I am one of them and a chief. They know one day I will claim my name,” he said.