By Mutsa Makuvaza
EXILED former Zanu-PF chief propagandist Professor Jonathan Moyo has chided the Zimbabwean opposition for merely saying Zanu-PF must go will make the ruling party leave power.
Moyo, who in 2016 famously said no amount of hashtags will remove Zimbabwe’s ruling party of 41 years, expressed his displeasure this Friday at the fact that opposition leaders seem to take comfort in hashtags and retweets while taking no action on the ground.
“It’s one thing to say Zanu-PF must go, and another thing altogether to do something about it,” said Moyo.
Moyo has recently been warming up to the Zanu-PF leadership and shocked his many supporters several times last week when he referred to Emmerson Mnangagwa by his official title of President. That was uncharacteristic of Moyo, who since 2017 had been adamant that Mnangagwa was running a junta.
He is believed to be in a hideout in Kenya since the 2017 military coup that toppled Robert Mugabe and Moyo’s preferred Zanu-PF faction from power.
When he was close to the levers of State power, Moyo in 2016 laughed off attempts by cleric Evan Mawarire to force Mugabe to stand down in June 2016, saying the #ThisFlag movement or any other hashtag for that matter would never trouble Zanu-PF.
Since his fleeing to safety, Moyo has been rooting for the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa, but occasionally takes potshots at the youthful opposition leader for what he believes is Chamisa’s lack of strategy and leadership from the front.
Alongside Moyo, other former G40 faction kingpins who have fled the country include Mandiitawepi Chimene, Walter Mzembi, Saviour Kasukuwere, and Patrick Zhuwao. – Zimbabwe Voice 🔺