May 21, 2020
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired outspoken deputy information minister Energy, Mutodi hours after he insulted three abducted opposition officials in a tweet. A statement from the presidency did not give reasons for the immediate termination of employment of Mutodi. A prominent opposition Movement for Democratic Change, MDC lawmaker and two party officials were originally arrested for protesting over food shortages experienced during the coronavirus lockdown. Mutodi has also been at loggerheads with information minister Monica Mutsvangwa whom he accused of teaming up with her husband to eliminate him. He becomes the second high profile government official to be fired by Mnangagwa, following the removal of former tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira last year.