Moyo declares war on Mnangagwa

HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming the incumbent was under a false sense of victory that would soon come to an end.

Currently in the sanctuary of self-imposed exile, Moyo warned Mnangagwa that if he thought he has succeeded in taking over power, he has not seen anything yet.

“Only an idiot would think it is smart for a genocidal junta to violently shoot itself into power to install a fellow genocidal ‘gukurahundist’ under the mantra of stockholder entitlement,” he wrote on microblogging site, Twitter.

“If you and your lot think that will last, then you ain’t seen nothing yet; come rain or shine!” he continued on Thursday.

Mnangagwa was State Security minister during the Gukurahundi massacres and has been alleged to have been the chief architect of the operation that claimed more than 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and the Midlands regions between 1983 and 1987.

Moyo’s father was allegedly killed in the decade-long crackdown on dissidents in the southern provinces described by former president Robert Mugabe as a “moment of madness”.

He has never forgiven Mnangagwa, who denies any wrongdoing.

The former Tsholotsho Member of Parliament also did not have any kind words for the recently-appointed Cabinet, referring to it as a “Coup Cabinet”.

“So General S.B Moyo who announced the ‘intervention’ on ZTV& misled the world by claiming it wasn’t a coup, is one of the commanders in the #CoupCabinet as minister of Foreign Affairs & International Trade. Even #Nigeria didn’t have so many commanders in Cabinet in its coup days!” he opined.

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo rubbished Moyo’s claims, saying no one takes him seriously.

In September this year, Mugabe revealed that the tiff between Mnangagwa and Moyo could be traced as far back as 2004 when the former Cabinet minister was expelled from the ruling party.

This was the period when several Zanu PF provincial chairmen were suspended for their role in a plot that became known as the “Tsholotsho Declaration”.

Moyo had been the mastermind of the plot whose objective was to push for Mnangagwa to replace former vice president Simon Muzenda, who had died a year earlier.

Mnangagwa, who was the party’s secretary for administration, survived that purge but was demoted to the post of Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs.

Since then, Moyo has been working against Mnangagwa’s presidential bid under the banner of Generation 40 (G40), a faction that drew its support from the young Turks in Zanu PF.

G40 suffered a major setback when the huge strides it had made were reversed last month when the military intervened on behalf of the rival Team Lacoste faction to pluck out “criminals” around Mugabe.

Moyo was one of the alleged “criminals” who skipped the country to escape the full wrath of his pursuers.

As the G40 alliance crumbled like a deck of cards last month, their rivals regrouped and ensured Mnangagwa who had been fired from Zanu PF before making good his escape on fears that his life was in danger, ascends to the highest office in the land.

Earlier in the week, Moyo came out swinging on micro-blogging site twitter.

While congratulating Mnangagwa for going after individuals and corporates that externalised foreign currency, he made disparaging statements claiming the president should come clean on what happened in the controversial Marange diamond fields.

Mugabe in February last year claimed government had not received meaningful returns from the diamond fields and that the State could have been prejudiced of $15 billion.

Comments (26)

You are in Exile maybe after two weeks you can come back and reclaim power like what ED did keep on fighting Mr Gay man nothing is impossible after all you have the whore Grace Marufu on your side.

Exile - 2 December 2017

Stupid professor. You have not seen anything yet. We are going to castrate you. G40 is a group of political chalatans led by a prostitute!

Lacoste for life - 2 December 2017

The Professor needs to grow up. His politics are toxic. he is pursuing a clearly personnal and Tribal agenda. he wants power at whatever cost. why and how did the army miss him?he must be in jail

simon - 2 December 2017

When will Moyo shut up some of us have had enough of him. Moyo is just destructive never a builder at all.

Smomo - 2 December 2017

When will Moyo shut up some of us have had enough of him. Moyo is just destructive never a builder at all.

Ngitsho - 2 December 2017

hambayi mberi tipe anhu kuha kwenseve. the problem with zanoids is that they all chameleons like their godfather rwvhi mugabe. nothing is impossible except development with these goons. rega zvisvitsane kutsime.

josphat mugadzaweta - 3 December 2017

You entertained this fool much. He should return ZIMDEF funds or rote in jail.

Quench - 3 December 2017

Moyo is right guys, he should continue fighting, remember we still have a Junta gvt, this is not good for this country to be ruled by a junta. NO NO NO

Bonganilishe - 4 December 2017

And look at the cabinet the junta puts in place, OLD Sekurus who should be nursing vazukuru and think that they can turn anything around kkk July Moyo eish.

Ballista - 4 December 2017

you should have said that while in cabinet Mr Man you are a coward nxaaaaaaa we are after u

zee - 4 December 2017

Jonathan come back home iwe imbwa yemunhu wakanga wajaira kukwira Grace marufu

lun - 4 December 2017

Stupid Gecko Jonathan Moyo. They will kill you even from Kenya where you want to look for a job as a university lecturer. Remember your stupid and drug addict daughter who died in South Africa under mysterious circumstances. Your stupidity will cause you to die an unnatural death, just as what happened to your daughter. MUnangagwa did not cause you to be gay. in any case, what will a stupid one like you do. Even God gave you diabetes. We thank him for that

Danai Pazvagozha - 4 December 2017

Jonso was giving Gucci Grace's Mazowe Primary school USD350,000 per month from the STEM funds, money meant for bright high school kids. You hatched a plan with Grace to steal from government. Just shut up Jonathan. We know a lot more about you. Your bitterness comes from the fact that the opportunity to steal was suddenly taken away from you. You're hiding behind a finger Jonathan. Daily News, do not continue giving this guy relevance by publishing his falsehoods.

Prof Mbavha - 4 December 2017

the number of commanders is ok wit us prof, infact vatori vashoma. toda kuona kuti ma mps achaba seyi maconstitutional development funds edu sey junta riripo?

Lemcodu - 5 December 2017

Moyo is an old clueless & toothless dog barking...

ot - 5 December 2017

Jonso, is understandably a bitter man....let him eat humble pie for now and hide wherever he is

Pombiyadonha - 5 December 2017

Prof Moyo is done and dusted and he needs new head that thinks better and professionally not his coconut above his neck

Shadreck Hungwe - 5 December 2017

jonso helped us all, he fought a wining battle by himself you fools. look around and reflect....

morefire - 5 December 2017

Truely speaking this shit being said by Mr MOYO is the deepest crap i have ever heard,you just saying this out of anger coz you were conquered in your own court and you tryna get people behind you for the sake of stealing our monies and properties...FUCK YOU JONATHAN MOYO....I grew up lookin upto you but you really failed us and we thought your ass was gonna look out for us as citizens but then you showed us your true colours.

donald tshabalala - 5 December 2017

Moyo, you are alone ..... and you are the fool

tmanasi - 6 December 2017

To danai you evil fool what has the death of jonathans daughter have to do with your fight against him KARMA is a bitch if you even know what that means

jonso - 6 December 2017

ionathan moyo u ah licking deep gushing wounds.hope 2 Almighty God u choke on the puss and die.

kila of gays - 6 December 2017

The devil has no shame.After converting funds for professional development into bicycle fund you are still barking.male prositutes like you must keep quite

ty - 7 December 2017

moyo you are just a pretty stupid prof

nkosilathi - 9 December 2017

poor nutty professor

farai zhou - 10 December 2017

Moyo is a sick man. He needs an head operation for restructuring. Skopo donono

katu moloi - 22 December 2017

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