Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi, accused of sexual harassment, announced Monday his resignation from office, reaffirming his innocence.
“I resign as vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect,” wrote Mohadi, 71, in a letter published by the country’s Ministry of Information account on the social platform Twitter.
Mohadi asked, out of respect for the Presidency, that his dismissal “is not questioned or caricatured ”.
“I need to get away to face my difficulties outside of my duties,” said Mohadi, who denied any wrongdoing for your part.
“I am a victim of manipulation of information, distortion of recordings, espionage and political sabotage,” he added.
Several local media have published reports of conversations in which a man portrayed as Kembo Mohadi sexually harassed several women, one of whom was allegedly one of its collaborators.
A veteran of Zimbabwe’s war of independence and a former interior minister under Robert Mugabe, Mohadi was one of the country’s two vice presidents.