HARARE - Outspoken former Springbok prop Brian Mujati has torn into the state of Zimbabwe saying despite having good memories of growing up here “it’s a terrible country to live in.”
The powerfully-built prop was on a 10-day visit to his country of birth, enjoying the French Top 14 end of season break where he is turning out for Racing Metro.
Although he seemed chuffed and ‘humbled’ to be back home, Mujati did not have kind words for the state of the country.
In a frank assessment of how he sees things in Zimbabwe, Mujati, who filmed his experiences in the country, said he did well for himself to get out.
“It’s weird being back at home. You know this where I am from. The nice thing about coming to Zimbabwe, it reminds me of where I am from,” he says on the video posted on YouTube.
“It reminds me that I came from here and now I live in Paris, it’s very humbling and it’s also very comforting.
“I have had a bit of a tough year in France. Just started feeling sorry for myself and thinking how bad things are going.
“You know I came from here, and although this is home and I love it here, when you take out all the nostalgia and happy memories from childhood this place is a proper f*** s** hole and I did well to get out of here.
“Don’t get me wrong I love it. But it’s a terrible country to live in.”
The Bulawayo-born and Peterhouse-educated Mujati earned 12 caps for South Africa back in 2008 before joining Englands’ Northamptonshire in 2009.
He then settled in Paris with his wife and young child.