The government has been struggling to defend the Kalanga slur by President Robert Mugabe that has torched a storm in social media corridors. Mugabe, in an address that was captured on video, blamed “uneducated” people from Matabeleland South — Kalangas in particular — for skipping the country to South Africa where they venture into petty thieving and crime.
But this is not the first time that Mugabe has been found on the wrong side. We present here in graphic terms some of the key moments the President has angered other ethnic groups because of the slur similar to the Kalanga one the government is belittling.
Graphics By: Sam Mutsvangwa | Research: Cynthia Matonhodze