Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe President has been drawn into a child custody battle pitting flamboyant Sandton businessman Frank Buyanga and his former girlfriend.
This week, Emmerson Mnangagwa and his family made international headlines after it emerged that Buyanga’s ex-girlfriend had sought their influence in dealing with the businessman.
Zimbabwean media have been awash with reports that the businessman’s former girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa had sought the intervention of Mnangagwa, in a bid to retrieve the boy, who is understood to presently live in South Africa with Buyanga.
However, when reached by SowetanLIVE to clarify, Mnangagwa’s spokesperson Nick Mangwana ridiculed Muteswa’s demands to his boss.
“The President does not interfere in any legal cases be they civil, criminal or domestic. If there is alleged impropriety by any institutions then there are structures in place to deal with those. Only in the unlikely event of a whole system failing can the President intervene and only to ensure that our institutions that promote accountability do their work”
Efforts to get comment from Buyanga by SowetanLIVE were unsuccessful. Buyanga, who has been living in South Africa for almost 20-years, was granted custody of the child as an interim relief after a bruising court battle.
Muteswa is understood to have begged Mnangagwa to intervene in the former couple’s bitter child custody battle, after opening a case of alleged corruption in Harare.
In other news – Londie London – Keeping quiet is important sometimes
Keeping quiet is important sometimes, says Londie London. They say, sometimes being silent is better than telling others how you feel. Knowing that you are being heard but not understood could be more painful than expressing your feelings. Therefore, they suggest keeping your mouth shut is the way to go.
We are not so sure about what Londie went through that made her realize that closing her mouth is important, but we agree with her and she did a good thing. Taking to her Instagram platform she shared, ‘Kubalulekile ukuz’thulela sometimes yaz 💆🏾♀️‘. Which simply means ‘keeping quiet is sometimes important. continue reading