Jonathan Moyo ups anti-Mnangagwa ante

EXILED former Zanu PF politburo member, Jonathan Moyo has escalated his campaign for MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa to give the ruling party leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa a rude awakening in the upcoming presidential race.

BY SILAS NKALA

Moyo, who has coined a social media campaign titled #KwekweHimJuly30, is mobilising opposition supporters to embarrass Mnangagwa the same way he fell to underdog, Blessing Chebundo of the MDC in 2000 and 2005 Kwekwe Central elections.

Moyo, the former Tsholotsho North legislator, is one of the Zanu PF G40 members, who were hounded out of the party and government, when the military launched Operation Restore Legacy, which saw former President Robert Mugabe resigning.

Writing on his Twitter account, Moyo at the weekend said: “#JustThinking: If a united Kwekwe did it not once, but twice to vote out #EmmersonMnangagwa in 2000 and 2005 with #BlessingChebundo; Zim can also unite as one grand national union and do a big Kwekwe on Mnangagwa with @nelsonchamisa in 2018!”
Mnangagwa is a two-time loser of Kwekwe constituency to the MDC candidate, Chebundo.

Mnangagwa has a history of electoral defeats, having been defeated by Chebundo in the 2000 parliamentary elections in the battle for Kwekwe constituency, but he was voted in as Speaker of Parliament.
In the March 2005 parliamentary elections, he was again defeated by Chebundo in Kwekwe, and Mugabe appointed him to an unelected seat.

In the March 2008 parliamentary election, Mnangagwa stood as Zanu PF’s candidate in the new Chirumanzu-Zibagwe rural constituency and won, receiving 9 645 votes against two MDC candidates, Mudavanhu Masendeke and Thomas Michael Dzingisai, who respectively, received 1 548 and 894 votes. Moyo said if Mnangagwa could be defeated in his home area, what could stop Chamisa from defeating him in the presidential polls.

Twitter users had mixed reactions to Moyo’s tweet, with Amin Matola saying: “I am perplexed by how the opposition gets so excited when

@ProfJNMoyo offers them unsolicited advice. Is this not a man who was treacherous and betrayed the people of Tsholotsho and the MDC after the 2008 elections. Once Zanu PF will always be Zanu PF?”

He said Moyo should not seek to drag everyone into his personal vendettas.

“He should carry his cross. It’s not like he resigned from Zanu PF, but he was expelled! If November 25 had not happened, he would be singing Zanu PF praises,” he tweeted.

A Mahlatsi defended Moyo saying: “At the moment, he is on the same footing with the opposition… ED and the junta government had betrayed us for 38 years, more than what Moyo did.”

Evan Mangwende said: “We just need to bury our small differences and declare ED illegitimate again for good. Yes, if Kwekwe has done it before for a reason, Zimbabwe as a whole can do it too. Send ED to the scrap yard. No to coup rule in Zim.”

MacDonald Mugwazeni said “Prof, I may forgive you. But first tell us how the election was rigged in 2013. Did the ballot paper react to ink?”

Paidamoyo Mutsvairo tweeted that: “Zimbabweans will vote for ED because of his commitment to reviving the economy.

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16 Comments

  1. zviroto jonso

    1. iwe barbara moyo nekusvika kwose kwawakaita uku ndokutadza kuroorwa uchiti ukuda kuita sex worker? iiiii usadaro wena, tsvaga basa shamwari.

  2. Ndizvozvo jonso

  3. some rude awakening for EDiots

  4. godfrey makufa

    whether Lacoste or G40 these crooks belong to the same family. Look now, Kasukuwere is back and was given a 5 star court hearing. Jonso is on his way back too. Chombo is off hook,so is mzembi,chivhayo,grace,chihuri, just to mention a few of the so called ‘criminals surrounding Mugabe’during the operation restore legacy.The reality is that they are now protecting each other. Noone will ever be jailed i tell you.If the operation was genuine in the first place Obert Mpofu should have be arraigned to the courts long back.Zanu pf is Zanu pf. A leopard is a leopard it will never change its colours. Vote wisely.

    1. Taura hako apa someone ariku ZESA said Chivhayo will get another Tender soon because akauya nema China aakuita project yake. Jonso na Saviour are coming to save ZANU PF to gain their freedom. Black mail yoga yoga. They were pa fore front now needed again. Inga Jonso sang Killer T’s Song achiti ndakazvarwa ndiriwe Zanu handiregere kuita hunhu hwe Zanu. Keep your #tag Jonso. It does not need a rocket scientist to tell your DNA is Zanu.

  5. ED must go into retirement for good, I tried to listen to his Chegutu rally, he is so boring & fictitious I kept falling asleep every 2 minutes

  6. Ya Jonso it’s an unhealthy obsession. He sees ED everywhere day and night. I like ED’s maturity, calmness and tenacity. He deserves my vote.

  7. Jawett Humbasha

    You will spend the rest of your lousy life in the Diaspora, Sorodamba!!

  8. PEOPLE JOINED HANDS WITH THE JUNTA TO REMOVE RGM. I PROPOSE THE SAME HAS TO BE DONE. JOIN HANDS WITH WHOEVER TO REMOVE ED EVEN IF THERE ARE YOUR ENEMIES. WHAT THEN HAPPENS. CHAMIS WILL BE ON THE THRONE AND HE OBVIOUSLY KNOWS WHO HIS FRIENDS ARE!!! IT DOES NOT MEAN HE WILL ROPE IN JONSO. BUT IF JONSO CAN BE USED FOR THE 30 JULY 2018 WHY NOT EMBRACE HIM.

    MDC WAS USED IN NOV 2017 BY ZANU-PF. THATS POLITICS AND YOU HAVE TO BE SHREWD TO WIN THE GAME. ITS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.

  9. Comment…zvakaoma zvenyika izvi mirai tomboona kuti zvirisei

  10. Tapiwa Mutava

    Yes, Mnangangwa might have done well but Zimbabwe deserves far more. If I were ED, I would easily become the biggest hero and darling of this country. For once I would run fair and credible elections to gauge what Zimbabweans really want, for this has never been done and what party Zimbabweans is not definitively known. After I know what they want I would either occupy my seat comfortably, with no worry and with overwhelming support from within and outside. The second, and more likely, scenario would be I lose. If this happened, I would happily and peacefully congratulate the victor and smoothly handover power. There is nothing to fear, electoral defeat is normal; at any rate, one has to win and other has to lose, just fact. So, ED, either way you can be a winner. Be the real father Zimbabwe, a hero.

    Don’t disappoint.

  11. If kwekwe did it we can did it also

    1. U a liar

  12. Tman zimbabwe

    Jonso, musoro bhangu, musoro nzvonyo, kunyarara better

  13. Yoooòh guyz wataa fuck dem those who vote for……….watonzwa

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