ED forgives G40 cabal except Jonathan Moyo, Kasukuwere, Zhuwao

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said he had forgiven all but three members of the vanquished G40 faction as he urged Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to come back home “to help rebuild the country.”

Mnangagwa travelled to South Africa on his first foreign trip as head of State, visiting a country where he sought refuge after being fired as deputy president early last month.

He travelled to South Africa yesterday morning to persuade investors that economically struggling Zimbabwe is an attractive business prospect after the November 21, resignation of former leader Robert Mugabe, whose 37-year rule ended after a military takeover.

Mnangagwa met South African President Jacob Zuma and remarked that he was happy to be back in the country.

The former spy chief fled to South Africa after Mugabe dismissed him during factional fighting in Zimbabwe’s ruling party.

The firing prompted a backlash against Mugabe and Mnangagwa returned to Zimbabwe, where he was sworn in as president.

Mnangagwa delivered a powerful mea culpa in the climactic highlight of protests against him outside the embassy.

“Whatever wrong we might have done to you, we need to forgive… I have forgiven the cabal and they are in the country except for only three who remain outside and still saying funny things but all that will soon come to an end,” Mnangagwa said.

Jonathan Moyo, the former Higher and Tertiary Education minister was the alleged G40 faction chief strategist, together with Saviour Kasukuwere and Patrick Zhuwao.

Moyo has repeatedly lashed out at Mnangagwa on microblogging site Twitter, 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 had 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 Twitter recently.

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

Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was now open for business and that his government was in the process of repealing polices that scared away investors such as the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act that compelled foreign investors to cede 51 percent of their shareholding in local firms to locals.

“We are 16 to 18 years behind other nations and we do not have to reinvent the wheel but we need to work hard to catch up and overtake others so that we can proudly walk around the world as proud Zimbabweans,” Mnangagwa said.

Comments (5)

baba his excellent....VA ECD .rambai makadaro chasara.....VESE vakaba zvinhu ngavadzose ....matractors, mari zvese ...they should surrender them and get proper forginess or else vazobatwa mujeri baba ....Chikumbiro baba his excellent please taida inclusive gvt and kindly jointly postpond 2018 general elections for 5 to 10 years. tombo vaka nyika ne reforms first..Ndimi muripo baba...zvekuchuzana zveku America izvo vana vedu vozoita tavagadzirira platform yekutambira bhora after the reforms now lets build trust to our people and work as one nation one people ma elections akaunzwa nema Americans ne maBritish haitiade isu.....Its their business vanhu vachidhonzerana nekunyeperana nekuita mari vanhu vachitambura.....kana zvichiramba we might call for a referendum ......95% yavanhu are not interested in these divisive elections/voting...voting thing.

dofo - 22 December 2017

funny how the daily news used to spit venom against ED only a few months ago now captured by the power of lacoste $$ and is now like the official lacoste mouth piece

ronda - 23 December 2017

Agreed with Ronda, whats the point of having alternative newspapers if all of them now read like Herald's cousins. Its now all propaganda and nothing objective. There is still pleanty of worthy news yet we just see them all paroting the official script as if they are told whaat to write by Manheru. Why for instance no mention of the one sided targetting of 'criminals' yet its known that there are many in the Lacoste who are probably worse?

Agreed - 23 December 2017

ED himself was fingered in a lot of scandals and corruption activities including diamonds looting.Infact all those that he appointed in his cabinet are unashamed thieves.

Janana Bikaz Madhogodhogo - 26 December 2017

So you people think that it's practicable that Munangagwa arrests himself because akaba? How stupid is that kind of thinking? How about he just declares that vese vakatora dzorai zvamakatora so that he and his folks can also dzora at the same time without the ambiguity of playing double standards?? They said everyone should bring back what they took, to me that's the best way to address this issue nekuti ivo vakabawo.

Esau Madzura - 26 December 2017

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