Chikwinya’s PHD appearance worrying
EDITOR — While Women and Gender Affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya has the right to associate with anyone her heart so desires, her appearance at Walter Magaya’s PHD church on Sunday sends a blurry message.
The case in which the prophet is being implicated falls within her portfolio partly and she should show situational awareness.
It may be misread by some as if she is siding with the prophet amid claims by some Magaya faithfuls who are suggesting that the girl could be making false claims.
In short, her attendance endorses what the Magaya followers are saying.
In this instance she was supposed to show neutrality considering that she is a public figure and a respected member of society. Maybe I am just reading too much into a mere appearance, but I think the issue should be treated prudently. The issue is obviously before the courts and the man is innocent until proven guilty, but the girl also deserves a benefit of doubt. Supposedly, prophet Magaya ends up getting convicted it means that the minister would have stood in solidarity with a man who used his position to take advantage of a congregant. I maintain, she is human and has freedom of association, but her presence was used to ‘‘legitimise the crowd’’ that thronged PHD on Sunday by newspapers. That is worrying if you ask me. Lovemore Ngwera.
Minister Nyasha Chikwinya