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Jonathan Moyo INTERVIEW: Zimbabwe faces bloodshed if “illegal regime” stays

By Joe Brock | Reuters |

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was sacked as president illegally and the international community must help remove the “military government” that has taken power or risk the country descending into chaos, an exiled Mugabe loyalist said on Friday.

Former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo
Former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo

Mugabe, 93, stood down last November, a week after the army and his former political allies turned against him, ending nearly four decades of rule marred by allegations of corruption, human rights abuses and economic negligence.

His former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, whose sacking prompted the military takeover that forced Mugabe out, was sworn in as president and the general who led the de facto coup, Constantino Chiwenga, was installed as his deputy.

Mugabe’s resignation came in the form of a written statement and he has not spoken since.

“The president was alleged to have resigned. There is no evidence,” Jonathan Moyo, a cabinet minister under Mugabe, told Reuters by phone from an undisclosed location, in one of the first detailed accounts from a Mugabe supporter since the coup. 

“It is completely unsustainable for anyone to say Mugabe resigned voluntarily when we know the army took over all institutions of the state and confined him to his residence. You have to be applying a Banana Republic model to say he resigned.”

Moyo was the fiercely combative mouthpiece for a faction in the ruling ZANU-PF party that opposed Mnangagwa and backed Mugabe’s 52-year old wife, Grace, to succeed him.

Mugabe’s departure brought tens of thousands of jubilant Zimbabweans onto the streets and was widely cheered by leaders in Africa and the West.

But Moyo said the international community, including the African Union and the United Nations, was making a huge mistake if it legitimised a government that came to power via a coup.

“This is a military government. You cannot send the arsonists to be the fire brigade,” he said.

He said the public was currently living in unprecedented fear of the former soldiers who have taken political office but eventually the masses would not stand for an “illegal regime”.

“FLOODGATES TO CONFLICT”

“If you don’t intervene when there has been such an outrageous, brazen attack on a constitutional order, you are simply opening the floodgates to conflict,” he said.

“If they don’t act, just as the sun will rise tomorrow, Zimbabwe will be another Somalia. There will be bloodshed.”

Government officials could not immediately be reached for comment. But in response to earlier criticisms levelled by Moyo, government spokesman George Charamba said on Thursday the issue of legitimacy or illegitimacy did not arise.

He pointed to large demonstrations in November calling for Mugabe’s departure and “across the political spectrum support” for his replacement by a new administration.

“So really this is a bitter, bitter defeated politician,” Charamba said.

Many of Mugabe’s political allies were either arrested by the military in a series of spectacular raids in the early hours of Nov. 15 or they fled into neighbouring countries.

Moyo said he narrowly escaped with his life.

“This was not Mickey Mouse stuff. There was heavy gunfire for 15 minutes. They shot stun grenades in the house. I was there with my wife and children,” Moyo said, adding that he has since fled to another country over fears for his safety.

“They still have aspirations to harm me.”

Grace Mugabe’s accelerating presidential ambitions contributed to Mnangagwa and the military taking action to prevent her taking over from her ailing husband.

Moyo, a figure reviled in much of Zimbabwe for his often brutal verbal assaults on detractors, says he has no regrets.

“I will never, ever accept the proposition that those who use violence have outsmarted me,” he said.

“I would rather be hated for standing for my principles and believing in the rule of law than be feared that if people don’t agree with me I will unleash the tanks.”

  • BEANS

  • This guy’s diarrhea comes out thru his mouth

  • Go back to Zim and say that if you are man enough

  • Nehanda Radio your obsession of Jonathan Moyo sucks. You will soon lose followers on your page.

    • Remember their purpose. As long as it brings chaos n confusion in Zimbabwe Nehanda Radio goes for it

    • Remember their purpose. As long as it brings chaos n confusion in Zimbabwe Nehanda Radio goes for it

  • I think that’s his wishes , then will prove him wrong . We are calling for united Zimbabwe

  • He is out of his mind that stupid guy

  • TALK SHIT Jonathan!

  • This man does not deserve the attention he is getting. No substance in all his remarks. Always shouting at the top of his voice like a child about to be beaten up.

  • They are now seeking support from the people which they were taking for junk #kukosha kwechikorobho ,,mawarire akazoti #sesijikile #tajamuka

  • anģadii nhai

  • batai muendese ku Hlanyeni

  • Things will never. Never be the same

  • Whose bloodshed come back we waiting for you tirove mpabanga iwowoo

  • Takakupai mbeu muka bika kachasu …. zvairwadza vasara

  • kamupurwa aka kakanga kajaira kufutirwa vamwe tichisura mweya unopisa ne nzara,ngaazive zvisango zve kumamira mubvakure uyooo

  • KKKKK we are safe under Munangagwa than Mugabe

  • Very safe under Munangagwa ,during Mugabe every thug was terrorising us as CIO now ,we are happy thugs silenced

  • kismores

    Whoever wants to be used by Jonso to fight for his battles is stupid

  • Dzorobhangu jonathan duzvi moyo.kkkk let him test his own medicine.viva africa viva!

  • Please give me your address Jonathan? ??

  • Kuti udzoke kulooter here toenda mudondo

  • There can not be worse chaos than u caused together with RG,so don’t preach to us like u care for Zimbabwe

  • Only the ‘criminals surrounding Mugabe’ live in fear, the rest of us are quite pleased with the ‘new dispensation’ 😂😂😂

  • CHOPET

  • Zimhazha

  • Imbwa inegodo hai hukuri

  • Was Ed sucked legally chill

  • Mxxxxxxxxm he’s man enough he shld do come back home and talk that nonsense.

  • Hahaha love your comments guys

  • He is equivalent to a mad man, he forgets the mombe mbiri nemadhongi mashanu sevenza nhamo ichavuya thing ngavagumbuke zvavo vane waya . Where was the international law .

  • He’s the one who sent those so-called mthwakazi guys to protest in front of Mnangagwa.from his statement he wanted to draw sympathy for the protesters by saying they were not supposed to be apprehended.i think our intelligence is not dumb just that they were being abused hence we hated them.Now he’s saying bloodshed and that’s what he’s anticipating so that the current government may lose credibility

    • Ndazongoona Zita ndokunyarara hangu

    • No .. not true

    • We lost 30 thousands people in matebelelend , because of zanu pf … nothing to do with Jonatha moyo pls don’t they that

    • supporters who feel frustrated by the way Zanu PF government has handled the Gukurahundi issue. Gukurahundi is not about slogans, its about people who were slaughtered like chicken so it is bound to be emotive and those young ones have the right to be angry by the way and its within their democratic rights.

    • I do understand the Gukurahundi issue, terrible and not easy to forget. My question is, why do people seem to leave Mugabe who was controlling all the levers if power during Gukurahundi? Accusing our current leaders of the whole issue isn’t fair at all. If they are to face trial Mugabe should be the first one.

    • Shuwa Benias. Ngozi ndeya mgabe ndiye aiva in charge

    • During Nkomo and Mugabe’s era everyone was silent. They ar gone its becoming a hot issue.What exactly has changed which took things to a sudden fracus.Is it real realisation or there is an agenda

  • Mugabe can still run for elections. Remember that he was unanimously nominated by the 10 provinces. Chances are that he will win resoundingly

  • Come back and face your scandals Johny boy. Now that you dont have the protection of a 93 yr old who were duping in seeing skeletons tht weren’t there. Its Mnangagwa and Chiwenga who are on the throne who can see your shenanigans for who you are. If you love the masses stand up and be counted Johny. We are free and where are you…. hiding. Poor Johny you chose the wrong camp.

  • Come back and face your scandals Johny boy. Now that you dont have the protection of a 93 yr old who were duping in seeing skeletons tht weren’t there. Its Mnangagwa and Chiwenga who are on the throne who can see your shenanigans for who you are. If you love the masses stand up and be counted Johny. We are free and where are you…. hiding. Poor Johny you chose the wrong camp.

  • Fack off jonso. Mugabe’s kingdom will never be again. Try something else

  • Fack off jonso. Mugabe’s kingdom will never be again. Try something else

  • Vakomana musoro here uyo? Kuita banga kudaro apo zvinhu zvakamugarira banga futi.

  • He still doesn’t want to face reality kuti hatinei naye.dai ari umwe apeta muswe anyarara

  • Pane achiri kurangarirawo pengaudzoke ichiti hona face yacho kkkkkk hona musoro wacho

  • Jonso deiwasiyana nazvo

  • chaos kudii ukwane iwe

  • Mad man

  • Musoro se bhemba jonso. Musoro bhangu

  • Mr jonono came back to zimb tionere pamwe chete hatichakuonei mazuvano takusuwai pamwe na maimugabe

  • Shit Professor now Suffering in Exile! He thought he was clever, forgetting that the Lacoste team went to War! Whilst he is a born free

  • Ukangobuda mugwara remusangano face yoko inotanga kunyana nekuunyana

  • Ndosaka ichinzi coup. Kubvisa munhu achida asingade. How many bloody genocidal coup regimes exist around the world. Wedu takangomuti shamwari nguva yakwana…lol

  • Pasi ne G40.Murikurwadziva muchiona KUTONGA KWARO GARWE!

  • Muroveyi mukamuona ikoko

  • Msoro Bhangu

  • Kunyepa

  • You reporter ‘whats your conflict of interest with this jonso.wer’ sick and tired of your mindedness.To hell with Mugabe era.we deserve better news than this

  • Stay in hiding forever never to see you again in Zimbabwe

  • Jonso your time is over accept it.We as Zimbabweans we hate you.

  • Jonso your time is over accept it.We as Zimbabweans we hate you.

  • Johnny, Johnny, Johnny! How many times did i ask you to come back home? The international community is also watching and will prove you wrong. Whats in that head Johnny? C’mon man! Don’t worry abt the other stuffs. We just wanna ask you few questions surrounding your former boss. Then we done. If u see Kasukuwere please pass on the word that we also need him home to fulfill his mandate. The elections are around the corner and u enjoying there. C’mon boys, get home now!!!

  • Johnny, Johnny, Johnny! How many times did i ask you to come back home? The international community is also watching and will prove you wrong. Whats in that head Johnny? C’mon man! Don’t worry abt the other stuffs. We just wanna ask you few questions surrounding your former boss. Then we done. If u see Kasukuwere please pass on the word that we also need him home to fulfill his mandate. The elections are around the corner and u enjoying there. C’mon boys, get home now!!!

  • Jonso with a chimusoro chakadaro only ur rear part of the brain is working mhanza yese yakafukutwa me zuva re ku Tsholotsho tibvire

  • Jonono musorobanga is very silly. …He lost it….He lost the game. ..A looser

  • it’s a dog eat dog situation vana musoro bhangu tiri kungovanzwavo asi havaonekwi kuti vari papi

  • W

  • Jona aakutanda botso

  • jonso dai ukafira ikoko sezvakaita mwana wako.kunyange ukataura hazvichachinjo dai watotsvaka hako basa ikoko pane kuswera uchitaura zvisina basa🤧

  • That dick head, problems in it

  • That dick head, problems in it

  • Atleast we are happy for u again shona people….things are working out for u again after 19i80….problem is u always mess it up for yourselves. Surely with the Zimbabwean economy amongst yourselves per capita u cud be the richest in the world. Remember the banana republic was a first world country in a third world continent. U always fuck’t up nje

  • THIS NEW GVMNT EVN BTTR THN B4 GV GIVE THM A good CHNC

  • The international community should help Jonathan get his hair back, or panel beat his head first

  • I could see the way he licked his lips, he was not even trusting his own words. This guy has never stayed in an European country for this long. He misses Zimbabwe, he knows very well he is not gonna be back any time soon. This is the time you start to realise the shape of your head and start asking your self silly questions in front of the mirror.

  • Please I beg everyone under my administration especially those who believe on my little words that enemy should not confused them and jubilate bad thing not good thing. I was just answering president and set a trap over that president and I look enemy what the can do. if I answer president still no body said anything so what I did by said I am not president again is trap.

  • Shut up S*** hole

  • Very safe with current situation waiting for elections.Jonathan and likeminds shall never be allowed near power.I urge Harare Admin to quickly locate him and get him extradited before he instigates chaos.

  • Dick head

    Total wanker

  • Mugabe is out. Had imprisoned us for 37yrs. Y shld there be bloodshed when 99% of pple now feel liberated from the ruthless?

  • I can’t believe that in some other rural areas they still think Mugabe is the President.
    I guarantee if the Grandpa choose to come back as opposition part, those guys will vote him

  • Kasoro kasina bvudzi ngaazive kudzwinyirira kwaaiita vanhu nePOSA

  • I think Jonathan you are missing one point…. we don’t like you, your old party don’t like you, the opposition don’t even like you, i don’t even see you liking your ownself… let alone that head!

  • The same international community he was criticizing???? I don’t want to be a professor.

  • Cant you see that these guys have a beef and they will sieze watever opportunity they can get to use it against each other.Gukurahundi happened and noone can object that but it’s being abused for personal feuds.

  • International community haiunzwe nemumhu 1 iwewe wega Jonso ndiwe uri kuridza mhere zvawawaka. Uchawukura ukabuda matumbu pasina chachinja

  • nxaaa kkkkk

  • nxaaa kkkkk

  • A coward who leaves wife n kids behind. A lier how did he count the soldiers at night. And snipers don’t fire randomly as he claims they are sharp shooters.

  • A coward who leaves wife n kids behind. A lier how did he count the soldiers at night. And snipers don’t fire randomly as he claims they are sharp shooters.

  • Tsek

  • Tsek

  • return the half a million zimdef funds you stole first then we will listen to your rantings!!!

  • If the international community failed to stop Mugabe due to his age how can they be interested in his illegal forced retiring. When you were working under a 93 years president what was your thought apart from thinking of over taking him. Your behaviour doesn’t make things better for you. You are educated just look for a job and leave people alone. People never heard you so loud is everything alright

  • Nobody liked Mugabe Including you in particular

  • Whose blood ,Moyo. Do you mean yours or other people’s? Lacoste for life.

  • I thot after 2008 Mugabe and his crew were all illegal. So if we remove ths current regime would we bring Mugabe back?? You knw its impossible. No one wants him back except frivolous thieves, We now need elections to finish off everything that we starred almost 2 decades back.

  • That guy is a great lier is one of the very corrupt people who devastated our great zimbabwe bt luck. God is always with us we managed to get rid of that person deport him here we can deal with him once

  • We are now safe under mnangagwa go away jonso

  • Ndiyani asina kuona kuri Gushungo vaitonga vakabata demo

  • Musorobhangu tsvaga doc vanoita musoro wako uyo op ikoko nokuti wave kutopenga

  • Moyo hamba uyofa mhani. Ufuna size sife sidubeka hini. Lomgabe wako hambani. We said it already we dont need u. If you continue hallucinating we will hunt for all G40 and purge u.

  • Kana muroad mavakufambika kuve nemota yanga yavamhosha

  • Muchinyanya kuba nekutaurisa vana Jonso.Iyezvino mongovukura

  • Bbc yakaeambidzwa pa bbc apa wakuda help kwavari kkkkk

  • This idiot have never been loyal to Mugabe, in fact he was only there for money

  • Pliz stop posting hogwash from this cabbage head lunatic now

  • The international vrs Zimbabweans wich he saw demostrating.johnso kwana hamuchadiwi coz voting out Mugabe yakaramba tikashanda nezvakauya saka tiri bhoo iwe vona yekutamba dako

  • End of the road is always painful,from state house to refuge,,,That’s life broe, Jontso

  • Vhara gaba rako baba Jukwa

  • Jonzo urimbwa inohukura kana vaenzi wobuda pachivanze vachiuya inomhanyira pasi petsapi kana kuti hozi musatanyoko vako

  • Jonso wakupenga uyu muisei muward 21 kuIngutsheni hosp

  • ths man belongs to a mental hosp

  • Zvakatopera titori bhoo na garwe

  • DOUBLE DECKER REFUGEE

  • Handimari iri tiii mauri here , so wy yu wrry

  • Jonso you are going to sing and sing hozana till your voice is no more. The truth is we don’t like you and your old idiot dictator Robert. Who reduced our country to the failed state.

  • Zvekupenga izvo

  • Poor johny Johny must shut up with his big head

  • Jonna Mugabe has gone for good and nothing else we are happy under the new government

  • We had always wanted to remove Jonathan Moyo, Robert Mugabe and Emerson Mnangagwa from office for the benefit of Zimbabweans

  • Jonso shut up! You are the one they want, dont involve us in your fight. We will never side with you. You such a very selfish man. When you were putting laws that saw many of our brothers and sisters jailed wainakirwa, nhasi you asking for mercy from the same people you percecuted? You must be joking! Go hang. We are here to serve ourselves and not you. You are alone in this!

  • Jonso now wishes that Tsvangirai wins the elections so that he can come back home

  • would like to tell all neigbhouring countries who are keepin this pawpawhead to get him arrested n bring back home

  • I wonder how on earth our trained ZNA missed that butternut head. They should just have killed bhangu, period!

  • Madmoyo.

  • Spy

  • The truth is Jona wakufa manje zvechi master mind zvakutopera now

  • Bloodshed my foot!!! Musorobhangu,in this day in age you still think of spilling blood became of your selfishness? You and Mugabe milked Zimbabwe economy to the last cent and now you out so you calling for bloodshed.
    Nonsense!! What kind of a person are you??

  • The most foolish opinion I have ever heard under the sun

  • Now you calling for help from international community because it suits you. When the masses if Zimbabwe did you were the one on the forefront in condemning the international community calling them racist and colonialists who wanted to bring change .
    You mad.!! Musorobhangu

  • International 2dai ?