Jonathan Moyo Warns Mnangagwa Against Trusting His Lieutenants
Exiled former information minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has warned president Emmerson Mnangagwa against trusting his lieutenants, saying that would be a grave mistake.
Moyo suggested that the people surrounding the president had evil thoughts about him, the least being to dislodge him from power.
Moyo said not everyone in the ruling ZANU PF was fighting in Mnangagwa’s corner. Posting on Twitter this Saturday, Moyo said:
Dear (president Emmerson Mnangagwa) @edmnangagwa, Do you trust those around you? Think again. Not all who sing the loudest in church will go to heaven or are without sin. Akubaira zani [the one who has warned you], or is it “Zanu”, haasi wako [is not yours]. Remember what you did to Gushungo? For you, pray that worse is not on the way. Ini ziiii hangu! [Let me keep my peace].
Moyo’s remarks come amid increasing reports about increasing tensions between Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga who is allegedly leading a faction that is pushing for Mnangagwa’s ouster.
He also speaks amid reports that remnants of the vanquished G40 faction are preparing for the return of exiled former local government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere to lead ZANU PF.
Mnangagwa himself previously admitted that he was “hunting with borrowed dogs” referring to individuals in the ruling party who supported other factions opposed to him.
This is happening at the backdrop of a lawsuit by ZANU PF member, Sybeth Musengezi, who is challenging Mnangagwa’s rise to the presidency in 2017 following the ouster of the late former president Robert Mugabe.
Meanwhile, Chiwenga recently rubbished reports that there is bad blood between himself and his boss and even endorsed Mnangagwa as the sole 2023 presidential candidate for the governing party.