Energy Mutodi sayus he is quitting music now that he is the Information deputy minister.

Mutodi claimed that through his Facebook posts he predicted Mnangagwa’s rise at a time when some had written the former Justice minister off.

“I will not shed light on some of the things I predicted, but it is an open secret that I predicted this new dispensation, particularly that the then vice-president ED Mnangagwa would be president of Zimbabwe and also that he would appoint the then Defence Forces commander Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi as his deputies,” he told the Standard.

“I also further predicted that the then president R G Mugabe would be removed from office if he failed to manage his succession properly.

“Now these things have come to pass and it should then not surprise you to see that President Mnangagwa has entrusted me with the information portfolio as deputy minister.”

Mutodi said he posed for the infamous “I am the boss” mug picture at the president’s rural homestead because he already knew that the Zanu PF leader would be “the people’s choice for president”.

He said he considers “social media as a modern tool for expressing oneself and not necessarily as a tool to fight wars”.

“I was hounded out of the party (Zanu PF) on suspicion that I was fighting in a certain corner that was undesirable.

“I was jailed and humiliated in public,” Mutodi said. “My only weapon then was social media.

“So you see that it was not deliberate, but rather it was a fight for survival.”