Chamisa Under Fire Over Jibe Towards Zimbabwe's Coventry

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has been blasted for his remarks against the newly appointed Sport Minister Kirsty Coventry, whom he described as a mere "child swimmer" who would not add value to the cabinet - also refering to her as "Mudhidhi" a double entendre for swimmer and rectum in Shona. Zimbabweans took to Twitter, to express their disgust at Chamisa's groundless attack on Coventry, accusing him of being an unrepentant misogynist with a propensity for vulgar language.



President Emmerson Mnangagwa flanked by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi congratulates Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister, Kirsty Coventry, after taking her oath of office at State House.

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    The Herald, 11 September 2018

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    A developmental Cabinet, I would call it. Brilliant balance between old and trusted hands, technocrats and youthfulness. A well thought out Cabinet that balances the competing… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Former Warriors Skipper Chunga Hails Mnangagwa

    The Herald, 11 September 2018

    Former Zimbabwe captain Moses Chunga believes the appointment of Kirsty Coventry as Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation is the best thing ever to happen to the sector.… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mnangagwa Swears in New Cabinet Ministers

    The Herald, 11 September 2018

    President Mnangagwa yesterday swore in 20 Cabinet ministers at State House in Harare, setting the tone for serious Government business following the July 30 harmonised elections. Read more »

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    263Chat, 11 September 2018

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    The Herald, 11 September 2018

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  • Zimbabwe:  Female Ministers Hail President Over Appointments

    The Herald, 11 September 2018

    Newly-appointed female ministers have hailed President Mnangagwa's decision to increase the number of women in Cabinet as a positive development and an affirmation of his… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Chamisa Blasted Over Remarks About Minister Coventry

    263Chat, 11 September 2018

    Youth associations registered under the Zimbabwe Youth Council have blasted MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa over what they termed derogatory and sexist remarks aimed at new… Read more »

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