Zifa and Cosafa president Dr. Phillip Chiyangwa has said images circulating on social media of him denigrating Tourism Minister Walter Muzembi are fake, malicious and designed to injure their personalities.
Mzembi recently lost elections to become UNTWO secretary general and has been subjected to unwarranted derogatory social media attacks.
Dr Chiyangwa said he symphathises with Dr Mzembi and urged those disparaging the minister to desist from such shameful attacks.
” I have seen an image circulating on social media with me being quoted defaming Dr Mzembi.
“Let me urge those circulating this defamatory image to desist from doing so. I have great respect for Minister Mzembi, and he displayed tireless effort in campaigning for the UNWTO post. I sympathise with him for the loss. The defamatory image circulating on social media should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves,” Dr Chiyangwa told the association’s official website www.zifa.org.zw .
The Zimbabwe Football and COSAFA chief was recently appointed as the Vice President of the powerful CAF Africa Cup of Nations organising Committee.