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Moyo takes fight to Chiwenga

Ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, expressing his disbelief and disappointment that the government has set up an ad-hoc committee led by the retired general to deal with the thorny issue of skyrocketing prices.

Constantino Chiwenga and Jonathan Moyo in happier times
Constantino Chiwenga and Jonathan Moyo in happier times

In a series of fiery tweets aimed at Chiwenga, Moyo also accused the VP of preventing him from re-burying his father, killed in the 80s genocidal rampage of violence in Matabeleland and the Midlands provinces in which up to 20 000 people were killed or forced into exile. 

The ex-minister — who told Zeinab Badawi in a BBC HARDtalk interview screened on Thursday that the November 15 army intervention spearheaded by Chiwenga had reduced Zimbabwe to a “banana republic” — also alleged in his blizzard of tweets that the fomer military commander was behind the torture of eight opposition Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) officials last week arrested for demonstrating against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s involvement in the Gukurahundi genocide.

“So Chiwenga’s soldiers in Mnangagwa’s now very nervy coup govt tortured the #Mthwakazi 8 anti-gukurahundist demonstrators in Byo & alleged that I sent the 8 to demonstrate. Does this torture inspire investors as defining a “New Era” in Zim under Mnangagwa?” Moyo said on the microblogging site.

Moyo, speaking on HARDtalk from a secret location, alleged that Mnangagwa seized power unconstitutionally and was leading an “illegal regime”.

“Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, they know only too well that they have come into power via the bullet and not the ballot,” he said.

Moyo, who recently questioned the ex-defence chief’s PhD from University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, challenging him to come clean on the real authors of “his” dissertation, berated the Zanu PF politburo for putting up an ad-hoc committee headed by Chiwenga to deal with price increases decisively.

“#TheNovemberCurse. Does the Zanu PF Couburo really believe that it can get a partisan ad-hoc committee to do what the Coubinet has failed to do to about crazy prices of basic commodities that started skyrocketing with the 15 Nov coup? #TheNovemberCurse!” Moyo tweeted.

In Zimbabwe, November is sacred; Moyo said referring to the month Robert Mugabe was overthrown in after a military intervention. He suggested the new administration was doomed as a result.

“Anything with spirituality done in the month is doomed. It’s the #NovemberCurse. You ignore it only at your peril. A marriage in November fails; or worse happens. (Ian) Smith’s November 11 UDI failed. So, the November 15 coup of Chiwenga & ED is doomed!”

Moyo said Chiwenga, who retired as defence forces commander last month, but was swiftly promoted to vice president and is also the minister of Defence, had vetoed his attempts to rebury his father, who was a victim of massacres carried out by followers of Mugabe in the 1980s. He said he attempted to have the issue addressed in government but was stonewalled by Chiwenga.

“Did I raise Gukurahundi issue in govt? One example: In 2016 our family sought & got from Tsholotsho RDC a permit to rebury my father Job Mlevu from a shallow gukurahundi grave. Chiwenga’s JOC blocked reburial, claiming it was a threat to national security!”

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba has rubbished Moyo’s claims as “rantings of a bitter man.” He said the military stepped in to stop the cabal that had tried to take advantage of the former president to launch itself into power it had never legally campaigned for.

“So really the issue of legitimacy or illegitimacy does not arise. You saw what happened at Zimbabwe Grounds; you saw what happened by way of an-across the political spectrum support.

“The action that had been mounted, mounted to avert a major crisis that was actually a creation by people like Jonathan Moyo. So really this is a bitter, bitter defeated politician who suffers from what the late Eddison Zvobgo would have called ‘power denial psychosis’,” Charamba said. Daily News

  • Who will ever take this Jonso guy seriously??? Like realy ????

  • With all due respect, The two are not the best to tell us about prices or to lead the prices discussion

  • They shld arrest this dog on his hiding and he deserved to be hanged. He shld know that Mugabe and his bitchie wll never be back in rulling pple

  • Its now exposed beyond doubt any fool goafucker paw paw head can be a professor.

  • To hell with their unending drama. We want new blood to rule zimbabwe

  • Wats it to yu moyo

  • kkkkk Jouseless

  • Who is Jonathan Moyo

  • makabayiwa panyama nhete moyo makungowawata,dai muchipo naAmai hameno kuti taidai tiri

  • For now we won’t take Mr Avocado HEAD serious but in 5month time he will be a hero reason he is an old broom for Zanu he knows the corners thts why thy wanted him dead

  • Zimbabweans have been suffering since 1983 til today under zanu pf .. they have to pay all the crimes they Committed

    • Jonathan Bhangu must take his children AIPPA and POSA .A fool professor.His watermelon head is now too heavy for him.

  • Nutty professor

  • Jonathan Bhangu Moyo with a watermelon head .Father of POSA and AIPPA.

  • Kkkk Jonso u following the goings on at home. Moyo watadza kugadzikana

  • by the way they say everything happens for a reason, lets wait and see the reason behind the happenings. c

  • Bring yourself on de ground to finish wat u hav started don’t just hides, cum and prove yo professional of bing a professor fo nothing.

  • Guyz we are wasting our bundles responding to crazy Professaraaa

  • Ndiri kungonzwa vanhu vachiti Butternut head Johnny Boy ari kuita ruzha amborikupiko ndiri kutomudavo.Ndiye akakonzeresa kuti tive pa situation yatiri iyi asi ava kuda sympathy yedu

  • This stupid professor who destroyed Mugabe’s legacy. He is very dangerous and lethal when it comes to dirty works.

  • This country is down because of moyo we don’t want any of your contribution shaa

  • Kkkkkk shame to you Professor Jonathan Motown you are feeling the pain

  • Stupid Jonathan moyo

  • Jonso Anopenga

  • Who is jonzo Moyo ari kungovukura achingovukura

  • I think the media houses which are giving J.Moyo audiance must be charged with terrorism. We all know what he did in 2000 , 2002 and beyond we know his draconian laws , we know his advice to them , we know of Tsholotsho declaration , Zimdef Kenyean NGO bicycles etc .

  • Jonso ngatimudzoserei kuzapu kwaakabva

  • Taneta naye nemivo vemapepa hamuna kwenyu aah u confuse pipo .mainyora all bad things about jona neparty now mave kutora mafungire ake futi .bullshit dzenyu

  • Kungovukura

  • If you ask me homesickness makes the heart grow fonder. I think he already misses tsholotsho.

  • Kill him

  • Jonso must sit down he is no longer relevant in the Zimbabwean political arena

  • Avocado manyemba ake.

  • Hahaha moyo : last kick of a dying horse

  • Moyo destroy Zimbabwe nekuda kunzi ndinoziva politics kwake

  • Moyo destroy Zimbabwe nekuda kunzi ndinoziva politics kwake

  • Ko movie reZanu ropera rinhi?

  • Ko movie reZanu ropera rinhi?

  • lets not miss the point by concentrating on big head but lets see reason in his points and facts

  • Wrong turn kkkk watch this space

  • Zanu pf will remain zanu pf let us not be fooled by these people ,they are busy diverting our attention from real issues ,l wont be surprised to see them back together,politics ,what a dirty game.

  • Mukoma Jonso vakurwara avo

  • You will be dissapointed it yu die watching from afar

  • Jonono is an agent of the devil himself.

  • Jonono is an agent of the devil himself.

  • Jonathan Moyo z just someone who is heartbroken by ousted events .he lost his power so he z aggressive now by talking shit.he needs to be fished out where he is hiding. He is a theoretical orator and a political demagogue who promised pple to cross rivers where there were no bridges.govt shld act to castrate this fore.