Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Jonathan Moyo 'fled' Zimbabwe with the help of angels

Jonathan Moyo 'fled' Zimbabwe with the help of angels

While Reuters failed to obtain a comment from the Zimbabwean government, Mnangagwa's spokesman the day before fired back at Prof Moyo saying he is blinded by bitterness against Mnangagwa. "There is no evidence", Jonathan Moyo told Reuters by phone from an undisclosed location, in one of the first detailed accounts from a Mugabe supporter since the coup.

Zimbabwean correctional services authorities are reportedly seeking President Emmerson Mnangagwa's consent to pardon at least 2 000 inmates in-order to ease congestion in the country's overloaded prisons.

Mnangagwa took office on November 24, 2017 as President of Zimbabwe after the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa was initially sacked as deputy president by Mugabe just few days before the military on November 14 took over the capital in what it called an operation to weed out "criminal elements" surrounding Mugabe, who had been in power for 37 years.

He said many Zimbabweans had "burning questions" over what had happened to the former leader, Mugabe, who had been humiliated by the military intervention.


"He (Moyo) ran away from his family and left them in the hands of a 93-year-old, at the Blue Roof (Mugabe's private mansion)" said Charamba.

Grace Mugabe's accelerating presidential ambitions contributed to Mnangagwa and the military taking action to prevent her taking over from her ailing husband.

"I would rather be hated for standing for my principles and believing in the rule of law than be feared that if people don't agree with me I will unleash the tanks".

The governing ZANU PF has picked President Mnangagwa as its presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. "We were there, about 11 of us, when the military came to his house looking for him", he said. He and Moyo, along other members of the G-40 faction were banned for life at Zanu-PF's national congress in December.

Moyo, a figure reviled in much of Zimbabwe for his often brutal verbal assaults on detractors, says he has no regrets. "He is suffering from fears of his own making".

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