Moyo slams Matemadanda

HARARE - Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo has slammed war veterans’ leader Victor Matemadanda after he called for democracy in Zimbabwe, labelling him “dissident”.

During an interview with the Voice of America (Voa) recently, Matemadanda said when Zimbabwe fought the liberation struggle, it was against an unfair colonial system as opposed to a racial war.

He, however, said the same issues that Zimbabweans fought against are still prevailing in the country under President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

This did not go down well with Moyo, who lambasted Matemadanda on his Twitter account.

“After some mumbo jumbo about a fifth column infiltrating dissident war vets, hear this from . . . Matematanda!” Moyo said, accompanying his statement with Matemadanda’s interview video.

He went on to post two more videos of Matemadanda’s interview, accompanied by more statements.

“More sounds of . . . Matematanda coming out in the true colours of dissident war vets on Voa!” Moyo said.

“Yet more new propaganda from dissident war vets in the shocking words of . . . Matematanda on Voa!” he went on.

After Moyo’s statements, one of his Twitter followers, Solomon Harudzibwi, said, “@ProfJNMoyo if he is a dissident, what do you call the authors of the Tsholotsho declaration?” to which Moyo responded: “Some like me are repentant!”

In the Voa interview, Matemadanda demanded democracy in Zimbabwe, castigating the suppression of people’s rights by the Zanu PF-led government.

He also said they will engage other European countries, those in the Diaspora and former Rhodesians to invest in Zimbabwe and improve the country’s economy.

Matemadanda is part of a group of war veterans that were arrested recently on allegations of undermining Mugabe’s authority.

In the criminal charges, Matemadanda is jointly charged with fellow Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association vice-chairperson, Headman Moyo and the association’s Harare executive member, Wayne Bhila, along with several others.

They are out of custody on $300 bail each.

The war veterans were taken into custody by the police in connection with the issuing of a communiqué which demanded Mugabe’s immediate resignation.

Comments (15)

"Some like me are repentant" Here is a moron, who are you to qualify yourself as repentant. Matemadanda and all war veterans who share his views are representing the wishes of the majority of Zimbabweans who are both internally and externally displaced by the Mugabe regime which Jonathan Moyo is part of.

Jesuit Priest - 20 September 2016

From the 1950s until now, we have has bad black and white politicians and leaders in government and in opposition in this country, but Jonathan Moyo is the worst of them all.

machakachaka - 20 September 2016

From the 1950s until now, we have bad black and white politicians and leaders in government and in opposition in this country, but Jonathan Moyo is the worst of them all.

machakachaka - 20 September 2016

Jonathan Moyo? Who really takes him seriously any more? Even within his own G40 faction nobody really trusts him.

Mbewa - 20 September 2016

A freak scientific fictional profesor.factional profesor.Who cares what a freaky skunk thinks.Stinks of school fiction books,.

viola gwena - 20 September 2016


p - 20 September 2016

Please leave Comrade Matemadanda alone. He fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe while some were pursuing further studies in the USA. It is a crime to demand democracy, transparency & accountability from those who preside over our nation's affairs? The learned Professor should be more serious if he wants Zimbabweans to respect him. If the truth be told the likes of Matemadanda contributed immensely towards the total liberation of Zimbabwe & should be accorded respect rather than being castigated by those who thrive in creating controversy at every opportunity. The G40 Crew must not besmirch our liberation heroes.

Chief Charumbira - 20 September 2016

lets leave alone comrades who fought the war through the barrel of a gun to liberate the masses,twitter can not undo their achievements.

vivazim - 20 September 2016

@ Viola gwena and other like minded shona self righteous tribalist u are just like Jonathan and hypocrites too. I pray that that stinking hole called zim remains like that or become worse until all shona hypocrites repent. Useshilo ke usihlalo wezihlalo

Ndoda - 20 September 2016

@Ndoda. I feel sorry for you and those Ndebeles you are supposed to be representing. Viola has been criticising everyone in the G40 ,Ndebeles or Shona. How did this become tribalism against Ndebeles? No wonder Tshaka beat you up until you sort refuge in the areas of the Rozvi Empire, the same Shona you hate wth a passion. The same Shona Ndebeles used to raid, brutalise, hand, rape and main. Sorry for you Broad. Hope one day yu will become human again.

M - 20 September 2016

prof jonso moyo the baldness you have I thought was a result of too much time you have spend on studies of which it could be true , and you know for sure that what comrade victor matenda said its true but because you are the G40 architect and being in zanu pf by hock and crook you can do anything to stay in zanu in order to accomplish your project let me assure you g40 ,g40grace, grace40g what ever you call it will never rule zim

peacelover - 20 September 2016

shutup prof moyo ungati iwe unomuda mugabe kurikutsvaka kuda kudya chete you taking advantage of his old age otherwise you dont like him also

musoja - 21 September 2016

Professor Jonathan Moyo is a political scientist. Currently he knows what causes controversy and uses it to his advantage. He is what we call as cunning as a fox and as slippery as an eel.

Robson Joseph - 21 September 2016

Professor Jonathan Moyo is a political scientist. He knows what creates controversy and uses it to his own advantage. He is as cunning as a fox and as slippery as an eel. Currently he is the propaganda machine.

Robson Joseph - 21 September 2016

kkkkkkk Mr Proffessor makaroyewa ne social media here or you feel like you are now falling into oblivion or your twitter account will be closed and thot u should just post something. WHAT do you know about repentance

PABLO - 21 September 2016

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