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KAROI(ZimEye)- Two Hurungwe Members of Parliament linked to disposed former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her G40 faction were conspicuous by their absence at First Lady Auxillia Mngagwagwa’s function on Friday.

Hurungwe East MP Sarah Mahoka and former Deputy minister of Higher Education Godfrey Gandawa (Magunje) were suspicious on the absence.

Although the First Lady avoided political slogans during her visits to the vulnerable and underprivileged, most Zanu PF MPs within the province previously under the former President Robert Mugabe who include Hurungwe North MP Reuben Marumahoko, Hurungwe Central Godfrey Beremauro and Hurungwe West Keith Guzah were among several MPs who attended the occasion.

Others who came as reveals are Dexter Nduna, (Chegutu West), Kindness Paradza (Makonde) among other several other party members who attended the provincial distribution hosted by the Hurungwe Children’s Home.

Mahoka made headlines last year when she publicly dared then Vice President Emmerson Mngagwagwa to spell out his presidential ambitions.

By then Mnangwagwa was suffering public humiliation from the G40 faction led by former First Lady Grace Mugabe.

Although he never responded on the onslaught, tables soon turned against the G40 leadership in a development that has seen many former supporters face corruption charges.

Gandawa is facing criminal charges after he allegedly abused funds from Zimbabwe Development Fund, Zimdef, linked to his former boss Prof Jonathan Moyo, who skipped out of the country.

Prof Moyo is believed to the kingpin of G40 faction that lost out when former president Robert Mugabe was forced to resign following military intervention in November last year.

Efforts by ZimEye to get a comment from both Mahoka and Gandawa were fruitless as their phones were unreachable at the time of writing.