“You guys (journalists), you are just writing stories without getting my side,” he told Radio VOP in an interview.
Is there a time when you approached me for comment and I refused to talk? You always claim to have enough information without talking to some of us. Why are you doing that? Since you claim to have enough information you can continue writing,” said Mnangagwa.
Mnangagwa is largely viewed as Mugabe’s heir apparent because of his alleged closeness to Mugabe.
Mnangagwa was appointed Defence minister in 2008 after the June election that was characterised by political violence. He faces stiff resistance from Vice President Joice Mujuru who is second-in-command after Mugabe.
Internecine fights within Zanu (PF) have worsened lately amid increasing concern over Mugabe’s health and advanced age. The 88 year old Zanu (PF) leader insists he is in robust physical condition.