Politics was not my passion: Msipa

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ZANU PF politburo member and former Midlands governor Cephas Msipa has said that he entered into politics out of zeal to correct colonial injustices and not by choice.

STEPHEN CHADENGA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Msipa made the remarks on Saturday at the Zifa Midlands province award ceremony held at Gweru showgrounds.

Msipa said his passion was teaching hence his continued support for children from disadvantaged backgrounds through his CG Msipa Scholarship Trust.

“Some of you may wonder why some of us exited from active politics. I only joined politics to correct the colonial injustices.

“I was never passionate about it; my passion was in teaching and that’s why I left active politics but continued to help children, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds,” Msipa said.

The former governor is on record saying leadership is like a relay and one has to pass on the baton.

Msipa hailed Zifa president Cuthbert Dube for his enthusiasm in football saying he turned around the fortunes of football in Zimbabwe.

He said Dube’s bid for re-election as the association’s president should be supported by everyone.

“We don’t want a situation like that happened in the recent provincial (Zanu PF) elections where the deputy ended up contesting the chairperson.

“You know what happens when you do such a thing you will be defeated,” Msipa added.