President Mnangagwa has said the resignation of Vice President Mohadi from Government was unexpected.
In his remarks at the Politburo, the President paid tribute to Cde Mohadi for his service to the country.
“On behalf of Government, the Party Zanu PF and indeed my own behalf, I would like to thank the former Vice President for his service to our country,” he said.
Mohadi has been engulfed by a major sex scandal after Zimbabweans heard him on leaked phone calls – released by ZimLive – inviting a married woman for sex in his government office and arranging sex trysts in hotels, including with a married security agent who works in his office.
The leak came after the vice president’s phone was allegedly “cloned”, according to Paul Damasane, the permanent secretary in his office.
A top Zanu-PF insider said: “His phone was compromised and he seems very concerned about what tomorrow will bring, beyond the sex scandals. Only he knows the true degree of the breach of his personal privacy, and he wants to stop the bleeding.”