‘Nehanda’s skull first before economy’

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THE Zanu PF government cannot concentrate on turning around the economy for now before repatriation of the remains of the country’s First Chimurenga heroes lying in foreign museums, Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has said.

RICHARD CHIDZA

Commenting on his Twitter account in response to a remark by one of his followers calling on government to concentrate on rebuilding the free-falling economy, Moyo said: “How can we focus on the economy when the skulls of Mbuya Nehanda and Sekuru Kaguvi are displayed in a British museum? These barbarians have been displaying the skulls of our First Chimurenga heroes and heroines in their libraries!”
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Moyo argued that he saw the economy bouncing back “big time on the back of the irreversible indigenisation and empowerment bedrock”.

Moyo’s tweet came a day after President Robert Mugabe accused Britain of keeping the decapitated skulls of Zimbabwe’s celebrated late 19th century heroes as “war trophies”.

Mugabe was addressing thousands gathered to commemorate Heroes Day at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on Monday.

“Today as we salute these fallen and living heroes for their unyielding tenacity and unflinching courage, we are sadly reminded of the human remains of some of our First Chimurenga heroes and heroines,” Mugabe said, adding his government would pursue the remains with a view to have them repatriated back home.

“The remains, skulls, we strongly believe are the skulls of beheaded heads of Mbuya Nehanda, Sekuru Kaguvi, Chingaira Makoni, Chinengundu Mashayamombe, Mapondera, Mashonganyika and Chitekedza Chiwashira among others.”

Mugabe said he found it repugnant that the British after subduing a defenceless people with guns found it necessary to retain the decapitated remains of the leaders of the first insurrection against colonialism.

38 COMMENTS

  1. I used to respect Moyo’s intellectual stamina but i am no longer convinced that i have enough reason to do that any more.

  2. Jonathan Moyo is insane. With the rate of unemployment and suffering of people he is able to vomit his rubbish about the useless skulls. After 35years of poor governance one is now believing that bringing skulls to Africa is a good achievement. This is total failure of our government and the old man.

  3. Hahahahaha ndaseka hangu. Does this professor of ignorance think people will eat these skulls if they come back on our soil? Do we literally have to starve waiting for these skulls to be returned to us? These are the misguided elements in our society & our so-called leaders. To hell with them

  4. Surely Jonathan do you believe that your are dis-empowered to work on the economy because of the presents of our heroes remains in British Museums?. This is shear madness and total lack of human conscience on your part. Even the Presidents sentiments on this issue never meant what you are saying. You are totally misleading the people Professor. Please be reasonable or shut up.

  5. Moyo, please stop being ironic,an economic issue is of great concern otherwise we wont cherish what the heroes and heroines fought for,lets be realistic here.

  6. MOYO AND COMPANY U ARE TAKING POLITICAL SCIENCE TO THE EXTREME U THINK U CAN DIVERT PEOPLES ATTENTION FROM THE BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES BY MASKING YOUR FAILURES IN ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT BY BRING ISSUES OF LITTLE IMPORTANCE.THOSE SKULLS ARE NEEDED BUT ASK MANY ZIMBABWEANS IF THEY KNOW WHERE THOSE SKULLS ARE THEY DONT KNOW.MUSAKUDZE MAZISORO AKAZARA MVURA VANHU VACHIPERA NENZARA ZVENYU ZVAKAVHARANA MAPURAZI MAHARA DZIMBA DZINODHURA MOTOKA DZINO DHURA DAI DZAKASHANDIRWA OVHURA ROMO RISINA HUNHU SHAME ON U AND THOSE OF YOUR LIKE.IF U DONT BELIEVE IN PROPHETS AND THE LIKE U TELL ME THOSE SKULLS HAVE AN EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY U A LIER DONT FOOLISHNESS TO SUCH HEIGHTS.

  7. Jonathan Moyo is not suppose to be a politician , he is a political scientist , he is suppose to be teaching and studying politics , so he is in the wrong proffession don’t blame , he doesn’t know when to open his mouth and say rubbish , he is full of shit like his boss Mugabe . How can you think of a skull when people are suffering like this , please Jonso i am sick just resign

  8. Mazisoro iwayo will not bring answers of solving the economic situation. These skulls are empty proffesor they won’t hev answers. Actually I will end up saying things that r disrespectful towards these fallen heros. What answers wuld you get from a person who thought a person with a trousers has no knees?? They will be totally stunned to see that even vazukuru vavo havana mabvi…

  9. If this is such a big deal why have zanu pf waited more than 30 years to engage for the return of the remains. EXCUSES, and a pretty thin one at that.

  10. Moyo akarambidzwa Twitter asi haatereri. Hoyo ava kuishandisa kuseka boss wake pfungwa dzake dzakadhakwa. What he is saying is Mugabe doesn’t care about the economy and is concerned with zvisina basa like skulls. Is actually laughing at Mugabe’s speech. Maskulls neeconomy zvine link ipi. His mission to destroy from inside is progressing well. Remember he is the original Chipfukuto

  11. If the skulls are of any value (not to me at all) then the British are not stupid, for all the decades they have kept them they have cooked fakes they are releasing now. Anyway, who will prove they are genuine? Please, Zim Gvt, stop this nonsence and let’s concentrate on the economy tafa nenzara

  12. Either he is a grand master at intrigue or he is just a downright dunce, but given his level of education it will be folly to believe he is being stupid. The learned Prof has something up his sleeve.

  13. Its another excuse: a red herring. The truth is ZPF are clueless as to how to turn around the economy. Its going to come back and bite them hard. The scorpion always has a sting in its tail.

  14. Cadres bear in mind that Mr. Jonanthan Moyo was recruited by the ZANU PF mafia because of his excellent scientific research findings. He was once an ardent critic of Mr. R.G Mugabe’s autocratic style of leadership and just like Judas he was lured with money and power to join a bandwagon of murderers. It is thus expected of him to profess ignorance of critical issues in this great nation Zimbabwe in order to appease his god, Mr. Mugabe

  15. Zimbabweans don’t mind the foolishness of Zanu, come elections stupid zimboz will vote for ZANU overwhelmingly. Nxaaa

  16. IDIOT JM AND YOUR FELLOW ZANOIDS! YOU ARE FOOLISH. OF ALL THE PRESSING ISSUES IN OUR COUNTRY WAVONA MATEHENYA EMAGAMBA EDU AKOSHA KUPFUURA NZARA NEZVIRWERE ZVAMAKADYARA KUVANHU. WONT BE SUPRISED KUNZWA ONE DAY MUCHITI YOU NEED TO FENCE HEROS ACRE NEGOLDEN FENCE KUFADZA MWEYA YEMAGAMBA. URI DUZVI JONA

  17. lives are falling apart left right and centre then you work up to read this! But you can’t fault someone for abusing you when you allow him to continue without fighting back, these vampires will keep on sucking the spirit out of our lives if we don’t rise up and demand that our voices be heard. You always get the government you deserve and, boy, do we deserve this one.

  18. Yes, some people can talk of the economy but to say the skulls are useless then I can also refer to them as very inhuman and useless in society – nothing more.

  19. It used to be sanctions, now we have to get the skulls back. If it was possible we would tell the economy to stop while we fix the skulls? That is a gem from the Prof. I bet he is enjoying himself? I wonder what his teachers are saying?

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