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Moyo mum on Cabinet debacle

Politics
INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo has remained tied-lipped following his reported removal from Cabinet by President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday.

INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo has remained tied-lipped following his reported removal from Cabinet by President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday.

BY Staff Reporter

Many people had expected Moyo, very active on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to at least shed light on what transpired, but the newly-sworn-in Tsholotsho North MP, has avoided debate on the issue.

The only time he got closer to debating the matter was when a blogger named as Maggs Naidu poked him saying: “It’s being said that @ProfJNMoyo was unceremoniously FIRED by #Mugabe. unsurprisingly – he’s an idiot!”

But Moyo shot back saying, “The real idiots are your ancestors who colonised Africa!”

Since then Moyo’s tweets have been dominated by debate on the role of the International Criminal Court and the South African Litigation Centre’s recent attempts to cause the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir while he was attending the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg.

Moyo’s removal has set tongues wagging with many people struggling to explain the legal and political motives behind the move. The acerbic professor has added to the confusion by his unusual and deafening silence on the matter. On Thursday, when asked where he was tweeting from, he only said from cyberspace, keeping most of his followers guessing.

Possibly, things would become clearer after Mugabe’s return from Mozambique where he was attending the neighbouring country’s independence celebrations. Moyo was not picking calls yesterday.