The once outspoken former Manicaland Provincial Minister Mandi Chimene says she is preparing to return home and join the ruling party, Zanu-PF.

Few days ago Chimene pleaded with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to forgive her as she misses home.

Now in self-exile after fleeing Zimbabwe in November 2017 after Operation Restore Legacy that removed then-President, Robert Mugabe, from office, Chimene has not set foot in the country since the

In July 2016, at a rally organised by a group of war veterans to show support to former First Lady Grace, the former minister insulted Mnangagwa accusing him of leading a faction to replace the late Mugabe.

Mandi Chimene rose to political prominence when she was elected Member of parliament for Makoni South constituency.

She is also the former Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister.