Mutodi is educated, however is neither sensible nor intelligent

Mutodi’s tweets are coarse, his mannerisms brash and he appears to assume he can get away with something and this I believe is as a result of he is aware of he can as a result of he could possibly be talking the language of the folks on the very high of the governance construction.

Simply hours earlier than the lacking Zimbabwe Hospital Docs’ Affiliation appearing president Peter Magombeyi was discovered, Mutodi tweeted that the physician would quickly return house and may sober up.

The timing of that tweet was fairly attention-grabbing and any sceptic will certainly assume that it was greater than only a mere coincidence.

Only recently, in typical Mutodi-foot-in-mouth fashion, he tweeted that somebody ought to quite search for a spot at Midlands State College (MSU) quite than the College of Cape City (UCT), ostensibly as a result of the South African college was higher than the native one when it comes to high quality.

He mentioned his interlocutor had a low IQ and MSU could be a greater match.

Absolutely it ought to be thought-about heresy for a authorities official to slander nationwide establishments in favour of international ones in such a fashion.

As an alternative, Mutodi and his ilk ought to be telling us how they intend to enhance native establishments as a substitute of talking down on them.

It’s not as if he was praising UCT, however quite he was mocking MSU.

That is the standard of deputy ministers we have now, who preach patriotism by day and by evening they mock the very establishments that they need to be constructing.

Mutodi is sort of an informed fellow, with a PhD, a grasp’s and an undergraduate diploma, however he’s the clearest instance that being educated doesn’t essentially imply being sensible.

The deputy minister exhibits that his bookish schooling doesn’t imply that he’s intelligent.

As if that isn’t sufficient, Mutodi additionally appeared to mock the Ndebele by insinuating that they’re refugees in Zimbabwe.

On Tuesday, he aimed a low blow at Financial Freedom Entrance chief, Julius Malema, after the South African opposition politician visited the widow of former President Robert Mugabe, Grace.

In essentially the most unedifying method, Mutodi insinuated that Malema was eyeing an affair with Grace, as a result of she was now a widow and was very wealthy.

The Zimbabwean authorities might not like what Malema has to say, however there may be definitely a solution to say it quite than this shallow and crass method.

Zimbabwe definitely wants higher authorities officers than this.

Along with his crassness, Mutodi had essentially the most embarrassing struggle together with his colleagues on the Data ministry – the minister Monica Mutsvangwa and the everlasting secretary, Ndavaningi Mangwana – a positive signal that he’s somebody who’s tough to work with and fairly assured to clean his soiled linen in public.

Mangwana has not coated himself in glory throughout his brief stint on the ministry, however subsequent to Mutodi he seems to be like an achieved bureaucrat.

I don’t know why Mnangagwa sees it match to maintain Mutodi in that place except it’s for one particular motive – he’s a blunt instrument used to metaphorically bludgeon opponents, whereas these on the high can get away with believable deniability.

Mutodi’s continued keep on the Data ministry is an indictment on Mnangagwa, because it exhibits that that is the kind of those that he would quite encompass himself with.

For the one 12 months that he has been in workplace, I doubt Mutodi can inform us what he has achieved besides choosing fights with almost everybody, together with the media as a result of he simply feels he has to run his mouth at each given alternative with out placing a lot thought to it.

It was completely different when he was not in authorities, when he was in all probability only a courtroom jester, telling us how former Vice-President Joice Mujuru was plotting to kill Mugabe utilizing juju or when he was arrested in August 2018 for insinuating {that a} coup would unseat the late former President.

He may get away with it when he mentioned former Well being minister David Parirenyatwa had poisoned Mnangagwa.

That’s as a result of we didn’t take him severely and we had no must. However now he’s a authorities minister, a microcosm of Mnangagwa’s authorities and if he continues with this tomfoolery then no one will take this administration severely.

It’s time he grew up from being an consideration seeker and a clown and turn into extra measured and mature as is befitting somebody of his stature – a legislator and a deputy minister.

Nqaba Matshazi is AMH’s head of digital. He writes in his private capability. Suggestions: Twitter:@nqabamatshazi

Author: Takudzwa Abioye

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