'Tinmac', Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Art and Recreation, Grants House to "Mnangagwa Huchi" Creator, Bobby Maka[Image Credit: Mafaro]

‘Tinmac’, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Art and Recreation, Grants House to “Mnangagwa Huchi” Creator, Bobby Makaza

Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Art and Recreation, Tinoda Machakaire ‘Tinmac’ rewards Bobby Makaza, creator of “Mnangagwa Huchi,” with a house. Makaza’s recent release from Chikurubi Maximum Prison through an amnesty made headlines.

In May, Zimbabwe released over 4,000 prisoners in a nationwide amnesty to alleviate prison congestion. Among the jubilant crowd, a bearded man without front teeth stood out.

With a wide grin and waving hands, he praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa, calling him “honey” and “sweet” in front of news cameras at Harare Central Prison. However, what seemed like a second chance quickly turned contentious for the nation.

Legal Battle against Bobby Makaza Initiated by Victim’s Mother

Convicted rapist Bobby Makaza, with a white beard, served four years for raping a girl. Now, the victim’s mother has filed a legal challenge against Makaza, the president, and the prisons service. She seeks his return to prison, citing the devastating impact on their family.

Rampant Social Media Influence

Makaza’s social media presence worsened the situation. Viral videos showed his exuberant celebrations and praise for the president, popularizing the “Mnangagwa Huchi” slogan on TikTok and Twitter. Despite his conviction being well-known, Makaza’s image has been mimicked and shared in memes.

The lawyers question the lack of consideration for victims in the decision to release prisoners, highlighting how Zimbabwe has raised the age of sexual consent and the legal age for marriage to address the issue of child abuse.

Netizen Reaction

Mai Tu:

This is a laugh right in the face of not only the child who was raped but to all victims of rape and all other violent sexual crimes. Well what do we expect from a country whose president is a rapist and a criminal at large… Glorification of criminals and vilification of innocent law abiding citizens…Anyway..

Zuda Madhara:

Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone”. And then there was dead silence, and noone stood up, and the woman was let go!

Hamenoikoko Zuda Madhara:

We’re Chidhumo and Masendeke or any other murderers rewarded with a house?be honest

General Rascal Gattuso Phd:

Ndirini baba vacho mudhara uyu ndomuvhuna makumbo pakati pehusiku

Sir G General Rascal Gattuso Phd:

I hate rapists. My immature brain would likely be happy to burn this old man whilst he is asleep in the house at night. First i will cover him with honey….coz revenge is best served sweet.


This is deplorable,boycott that tinmac thing,ende ndarwadziwa.This was not thought through