By Pavel Mwaoseni
Controversial politician Energy Mutodi says he is still the legislator for Goromonzi West Constituency until the end of the current Parliament term contrary to reports that he had quit.
Mutodi who is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s political ally fell from grace a few years ago following a series of careless posts on Twitter.
According to word circulating in the streets, Mutodi is reportedly under fire in Zanu PF with some people said to be baying for seat.
However, writing on his Twitter handle, Mutodi said he is the current MP for the constituency until the end of the term. He however did not indicate whether he will contest for the seat in the 2023 elections.
Zimbabwe will hold general elections in 2023 and jockeying has already started in various political parties.
“Some aspiring MPs for Goromonzi West are behind a news headline titled, ‘’Mutodi quits Goromonzi West seat’’.
‘’This is false, the true position is that l will remain MP for the Constituency until Parliament is dissolved on the eve of next year’s elections,” he said.
Mutodi is claimed to have transferred from Mashonaland East Province to Masvingo Province.
He is leaving the post because he is facing nepotism in the party and resistance from the people of Goromonzi.
Mutodi won the seat in the 2018 general elections and was eventually appointed Deputy Minister of Media, Information, and Broadcasting Services before he was fired.
During his time as Deputy Minister, he was always fighting with the minister and the permanent secretary who he accused of working against him.
A few weeks ago, Mutodi wrote on his Twitter account that President Mnangagwa will find it difficult to retain power due to the nature of some of his cabinet ministers.
Zimbabwe is facing torrid times economically and all efforts by the cabinet have failed to stimulate a positive vibe in the economy.