Mnangagwa Details How His Son Grabbed A Gun From G40 Assassin to Save Him While Crossing Into Mozambique

President Mnangagwa yesterday narrated how he escaped the clutches of people who wanted to eliminate him, including his tortuous journey through landmine territory in neighbouring Mozambique before landing in South Africa.

The Head of State and Government opened up on the previously unknown details of his “great escape” while addressing Zimbabweans resident in Angola yesterday. He also took the opportunity to announce that he no longer has traces of poison in his body after his doctors gave him a clean bill of health last week.

Chronicling how he escaped into Mozambique after he was warned of a plot to eliminate him, the President said he had to walk for long hours, in some cases taking precautions to avoid possible landmines.

He said there was an attempt by security details at the border in Mutare to shoot him, but that this was foiled by his sons.

“I was fired at 4pm and left the office and by 6.30 pm, one of the security guys came to inform me that he must be part of a group that had a mission to eliminate me,” he said.

“I didn’t think it was pleasurable to wait to be eliminated. I left within four hours of being fired for the Mozambican border. I arrived at the border and our side of the border stamped my passport, but before they could lift the boom for me to cross into Mozambique, it was closed. The message came that I was not allowed to leave Zimbabwe. I said in that case there was no need, I (will) go back. They said again I was not allowed to go back into Zimbabwe but I said ‘you can’t stop me’. What case have I committed? As I was walking away, they tried to fire (at me) but I have one young man, one of my twin sons, was there. He is an officer and was able to grab the weapon and I was not shot.”

The President went on: “Then you know for many years I operated in Mozambique in the department of security. I know the area and it’s infested with land mines. Those things are still there, you walk in-between strings to avoid landmines. I did (that) from about 9 pm until about 7.30 the next day. I arrived in Mozambique and we had a lift back to the border to have my passport stamped again on the Mozambican side. Then I phoned a colleague from South Africa that I was on my way to Beira. By the time we arrived in Beira, a small plane had arrived from South Africa to pick me up and I went to South Africa.”

He said he informed South African authorities that he was in their country through Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete.

“Mbete is a good friend of mine,” President Mnangagwa said.

“So she came to where I was hiding and she told President Jacob Zuma that I was there.”

On his health, he said: “You have heard about me being taken ill at a rally in Gwanda. I am not so clear as to at what stage I took the poison, but I took it. I was airlifted to South Africa and I recovered; that’s why I am here. I am aware that the poison content at the time was around 361 percent, but after six days it came down to about 11 percent. I am happy that last week I was declared (poison) free. It is now undetectable. So we are the same now in terms of poison content.”

The President outlined the processes and developments that happened in the country for him to become the Head of State and Government.

He also detailed how the G40 cabal used dirty tactics through the so-called Presidential Interface Rallies in an effort to eliminate him.-Herald

ED Mnangagwa Awkwardly UNDRESSES Grace Mugabe, Withdraws State Security

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has reportedly withdrawn former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s State security detail, as the former First Family continues to adjust to life after former President Robert Mugabe was forced to resign last November.
BY XOLISANI NCUBE

Grace, who was kicked out of the ruling Zanu PF in November, where she was women’s league boss, used to have security agents specifically assigned to her, but these were withdrawn progressively until Monday.

 

Her close security team used to be headed by a police commissioner, Olga Bungu, who is now reported to be operating from the “commissioner’s pool” at the Police General Headquarters in Harare.

Sources confirmed yesterday that Grace’s security team had been reduced gradually since her husband’s ouster, with most aides assigned to her being recalled and reassigned.

“She no longer has a team that is dedicated to her,” a source said on condition of anonymity.

“Grace will largely depend on the team that is assigned to the former President.

“She can no longer determine how the aides operate, but will be an indirect beneficiary of her husband.”

Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, declined to comment on the matter, referring NewsDay to the new Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director-general, Isaac Moyo, and the Police Protection Unit in charge of Mugabe’s security.

“The CIO and police would give you a correct position on the matter,” he said.

“But, logically, I believe it would be expensive for the government to provide security to Chatunga [Mugabe’s youngest child] now whenever he travels to America or decides to relocate there.

“I think the idea is that security details and other benefits are accrued to the principal [Mugabe].

“Other members now enjoy through the principal and not by virtue of their position or association.”

Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba, said she was unware whether Bungu was still attached to the former First Lady.

“I don’t know, I will need to find out,” she said.

According to a recent Government Gazette, Mugabe’s security team has been slashed to a minimum of six officers and its size could be varied depending on circumstances.

The former President is entitled to a salary equivalent to that of the sitting President, will have two drivers, two private secretaries and two aide-de-camp officers or personal assistants and two office attendants, among other benefits.

University of Zimbabwe lecturer and constitutional lawyer, Lovemore Madhuku, said, at law, First Ladies do not have separate security, but benefit from the team that is assigned to their spouses, hence, the move should be viewed as downgrading and not withdrawal.

“She (Grace) is part of the [former]President’s team, so the same people attached to protect the [former]President are the same who should be available to her as well,” he explained.

“Even the current First Lady [Auxillia Mnangagwa], she benefits from the team that is responsible for the President because you cannot separate the two.”-Newsday

Mnangagwa Opens Official Facebook Account

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday joined other netizens when he opened his official Facebook account and invited followers to message their thoughts as a part of “a new national dialogue”.

Mnangagwa prays with one eye open

Mnangagwa prays with one eye open

Last month, the Government urged the public to be wary of criminals opening false media accounts in the name of the First Family for purposes of extortion.

But yesterday President Mnangagwa introduced himself to the social networking site with a short video clip.

“To all my Facebook friends, I opened this page to communicate better with all the people of Zimbabwe. Leadership is a two-way street; I am here to listen to you to be part of a new national dialogue. So as we enter this new exciting area in Zimbabwe, I encourage you all to message me your thoughts as we move forward as one nation, together,” said President Mnangagwa in a terse message.

He joins African peers such as Zambian President Edgar Lungu, Botswana’s leader Seretse Ian Khama and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.

President Mnangagwa Guarantees Welfare and Safety Of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday briefed Angolan President Joao Lourenco on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe, assuring him that the welfare and safety of former President Robert Mugabe are guaranteed and that general elections due this year will be held on schedule.

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (L, front) congratulates new Minister of Defeance Emmerson Mnangagwa (R, Up) as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Down, C) looks on at the State House in Harare on February 13, 2009. The defence portfolio went to Mnangagwa, seen as the president’s right hand, who earned notoriety as the head of state security in the 1980s, when a North Korean-trained army brigade allegedly massacred up to 20,000 suspected dissidents from the minority Ndebele people. His swearing in along with other members of the cabinet in a new national unity government came shortly after fellow ministerial candidate Roy Bennett was arrested. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

According to the report of the state-run media New Ziana, Mnangagwa met Lourenco in Luanda, Angola. In an interview after the meeting, Mnangagwa said he explained to his counterpart the recent events in Zimbabwe.

“It was an excellent meeting, I came to Luanda to brief my senior, President Lourenco about the transition that has taken place in Zimbabwe,” Mnangagwa said.

Lourenco is also the current chairperson of the Southern African Development Community’s Organ for Politics, Defence and Security.

Mnangagwa said that the elections would be held as scheduled, effectively quashing claims that the new administration was seeking a postponement.

On the welfare of former President Mugabe, Mnangagwa said the new government was determined to preserve his rich legacy.

“We had this transition peacefully and the former President Mugabe is very safe, we will look after him, we will care for him. He is our founding father of the nation, he is our revolutionary icon and we are determined to preserve his legacy.

“Those criminals who (had) surrounded him, the transition has been able to remove them from positions of influence.” Mnangagwa said.

Mnangagwa and Lourenco also discussed several bilateral issues, particularly economic and trade relations.

Mnangagwa Facilitates US$70 000 In State Funds to Tsvangirai’s Rescue

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2016 facilitated the disbursement of US$70 000 in state funds to settle medical bills of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently battling cancer of the colon, it has emerged.

By Wongai Zhangazha

Mnangagwa, in the company of Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, visited Tsvangirai at his Highlands home last week. The visit was said to be purely on compassionate grounds, although he discussed the opposition leader’s pension and medical bills.

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (L, front) congratulates new Minister of Defeance Emmerson Mnangagwa (R, Up) as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Down, C) looks on at the State House in Harare on February 13, 2009. The defence portfolio went to Mnangagwa, seen as the president’s right hand, who earned notoriety as the head of state security in the 1980s, when a North Korean-trained army brigade allegedly massacred up to 20,000 suspected dissidents from the minority Ndebele people. His swearing in along with other members of the cabinet in a new national unity government came shortly after fellow ministerial candidate Roy Bennett was arrested. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tsvangirai is reported to have requested the meeting to discuss the issue of his pension benefits.

Mnangagwa’s visit sparked debate with some Zimbabweans praising the president for showing compassion while others argued it was politics at play. Officials say the country’s new president and the opposition leader have enjoyed cordial relations for some time.

The Zimbabwe Independent exclusively revealed in November 2016 that Tsvangirai had in June received a shot in the arm through the office of the then president Robert Mugabe to meet his medical expenses.

Senior government and MDC-T officials told the Independent this week that Mnangagwa had facilitated the release of funds. The money helped Tsvangirai to cover part of his medical expenses in South Africa.

Mnangagwa reportedly approached Mugabe to apprise him on Tsvangirai’s medical condition, highlighting the need to assist him financially. This was after Mnangagwa was approached by Tsvangirai’s relatives.

According to sources in government, negotiations for the money were arranged by third parties between Tsvangirai and state officials.

Tsvangirai disclosed he is battling cancer of the colon in 2016 after he looked frail and unwell while participating in a demonstration in Harare which saw thousands of his supporters marching to demand the resignation of Mugabe over corruption and economic mismanagement.

In an interview with this newspaper on September 28 2016, Tsvangirai declined to divulge how he was coping with medical bills, saying the information was confidential.

When further asked to comment on allegations that part of the medical bills were paid by Mugabe’s office, Tsvangirai would neither confirm nor deny the claims.

“I cannot confirm that so and so has given me money. I still say that the expenses of my treatment are confidential and I am grateful to whoever has made contributions and continues to make contributions, because this is really expensive and far beyond my capacity to sustain,” Tsvangirai said.

Local and international media reports indicated on several occasions that there was a possibility of Mnangagwa and Tsvangirai, before Mugabe was toppled through “military intervention”, working together to fight the then president.

Tsvangirai, however, denied the reports, describing them as malicious.

Furthermore local and international media reported in 2003 that Tsvangirai and Mnangagwa had been working together in what was dubbed the Dyck controversy.

Then Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Vitalis Zvinavashe was removed from office in 2003 after being entangled in controversy which involved Mnangagwa, Tsvangirai, retired Colonel Lionel Dyck and plots for a political exit and soft landing for Mugabe.

The plot, according to media reports, was to send Mugabe into exile to Malaysia so as to facilitate a resolution of Zimbabwe’s economic crisis. Zvinavashe, who denied involvement in such plans, was later deployed to the Zanu PF politburo and given a political role.

The Independent was the first newspaper to report on Zvinavashe’s looming removal months before he was retired in December 2003.

Tsvangirai, in a statement published by South African newspaper Mail & Guardian, responded to the allegations, saying: “This is not true, no deal was struck.

“I have never met Mnangagwa and Zvinavashe. I met Dyck who claimed to be their messenger. I did not look for him. He came to me.”

Mnangagwa denied Tsvangirai’s claims that he and Zvinavashe sought his co-operation in the presidential changeover plans.-AMH

Grace Mugabe ‘s Strange George Charamba Dream: He Gave Me Very Green Fruit

“Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams?”

“What …was I doing in your dreams?”

“…it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,”

While inside her Blue Roof residence and while sitting aside her husband, former First Lady Grace Mugabe from nowhere suddenly announced that she saw not her own husband, Robert, but Presidential Spokesman George Charamba alone with her and he “gave me very green fruit.”

This was claimed in a narration by Charamba on Thursday night on the ZIFM stereo program hosted by Farai Mwakutuya.

He said all this took place in the days “when we were doing the shuttling between the then KG6 which is now Josiah Magama Tongogara barracks and Blue Roof.”

“She saw me and her first reaction was one of clear hostility. Zvikanzi vana Charamba ivava ‘havatombondidi, havatombondidi’, then I said ah, anyway; we shall have enough time to talk about that, but for now, I am worried about the situation which is rearing to spin out of control.

“Then on the second encounter… she then said errm Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams? And I said, oh, what really was I doing in your dreams?; and you always sit up; her husband is next, and she is talking about me appearing in her dreams! And what was I doing in her dreams? And then she says well, it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,

“then I said, ah well I am happy that I did something useful in your dreams which I couldn’t do in real life.

“Then we had done all our contacts and when we were done all that interaction, she from her own pantry brought four packs of rice, one for Baba Mukonori, and I remember the President said, ‘but why are you giving a priest rice which is uncooked? He doesn’t have a wife’, and we all burst out laughing.”

Then the second was given to comrade Nhepera and the third one, she came to me and she said Comrade Charamba, go and cook for the children I know you are a single parent. That’s as bad as our relations are, just now,” concluded Charamba.-Zimbabwean

Grace Mugabe ‘s Strange George Charamba Dream: He Gave Me Very Green Fruit

“Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams?”

“What …was I doing in your dreams?”

“…it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,”

While inside her Blue Roof residence and while sitting aside her husband, former First Lady Grace Mugabe from nowhere suddenly announced that she saw not her own husband, Robert, but Presidential Spokesman George Charamba alone with her and he “gave me very green fruit.”

This was claimed in a narration by Charamba on Thursday night on the ZIFM stereo program hosted by Farai Mwakutuya.

He said all this took place in the days “when we were doing the shuttling between the then KG6 which is now Josiah Magama Tongogara barracks and Blue Roof.”

“She saw me and her first reaction was one of clear hostility. Zvikanzi vana Charamba ivava ‘havatombondidi, havatombondidi’, then I said ah, anyway; we shall have enough time to talk about that, but for now, I am worried about the situation which is rearing to spin out of control.

“Then on the second encounter… she then said errm Charamba do you know that you appeared in my dreams? And I said, oh, what really was I doing in your dreams?; and you always sit up; her husband is next, and she is talking about me appearing in her dreams! And what was I doing in her dreams? And then she says well, it was on my birthday and you were serving me very green fruit,

“then I said, ah well I am happy that I did something useful in your dreams which I couldn’t do in real life.

“Then we had done all our contacts and when we were done all that interaction, she from her own pantry brought four packs of rice, one for Baba Mukonori, and I remember the President said, ‘but why are you giving a priest rice which is uncooked? He doesn’t have a wife’, and we all burst out laughing.”

Then the second was given to comrade Nhepera and the third one, she came to me and she said Comrade Charamba, go and cook for the children I know you are a single parent. That’s as bad as our relations are, just now,” concluded Charamba.-Zimbabwean

127 Out Of 129 Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Fail Accountability Test

Only 129 Members of Parliament out of 210 applied for the $50 000 Community Development Fund (CDF) but just two met the criteria, Speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

The fund, which was set up in 2009, directs additional funding for programmes and projects unique to constituencies and are managed by the Members of Parliament.

Mudenda said 74 MPs altogether failed to submit applications for the funds.

“To date only 129 constituencies have submitted initial documents for CDF and their bank accounts, and out of that figure only two have fully complied with the CDF constitution, Accounting Officers manual and have submitted estimated costs and identified a Project Management Committee,” Mudenda said.

“Five submissions did not comply with the provisions of the CDF constitution and 74 have not made any submissions at all, and MPs are urged to attend to this matter urgently as it is to your advantage to promote the development of your constituencies.”

Last year, MPs demonstrated in Parliament demanding, among other issues, that government releases the CDF funds before elections.

In a departure from previous practice where the CDF money was put into the accounts of MPs, the CDF constitution demands that MPs set up CDF committees, identify projects with stakeholder consultations. MPs must also submit three quotations for each project whose cost will be checked against the proposal by the Parliament Staff Management Committee. Additionally, all members of the CDF committee must sign the proposal in showing approval of the project.

In 2012, four MPs were arrested for abusing the fund but their prosecution was held off because of the absence of a legal framework around CDF. At least 20 cases of MPs abusing the funds were also recorded.-Insider

127 Out Of 129 Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Fail Accountability Test

Only 129 Members of Parliament out of 210 applied for the $50 000 Community Development Fund (CDF) but just two met the criteria, Speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

The fund, which was set up in 2009, directs additional funding for programmes and projects unique to constituencies and are managed by the Members of Parliament.

Mudenda said 74 MPs altogether failed to submit applications for the funds.

“To date only 129 constituencies have submitted initial documents for CDF and their bank accounts, and out of that figure only two have fully complied with the CDF constitution, Accounting Officers manual and have submitted estimated costs and identified a Project Management Committee,” Mudenda said.

“Five submissions did not comply with the provisions of the CDF constitution and 74 have not made any submissions at all, and MPs are urged to attend to this matter urgently as it is to your advantage to promote the development of your constituencies.”

Last year, MPs demonstrated in Parliament demanding, among other issues, that government releases the CDF funds before elections.

In a departure from previous practice where the CDF money was put into the accounts of MPs, the CDF constitution demands that MPs set up CDF committees, identify projects with stakeholder consultations. MPs must also submit three quotations for each project whose cost will be checked against the proposal by the Parliament Staff Management Committee. Additionally, all members of the CDF committee must sign the proposal in showing approval of the project.

In 2012, four MPs were arrested for abusing the fund but their prosecution was held off because of the absence of a legal framework around CDF. At least 20 cases of MPs abusing the funds were also recorded.-Insider

Tsvangirai Is The One Who Asked To Delay The 2018 Elections Claims George Charamba

George Charamba, the spokesperson for President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai appealed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to suspend the holding of elections. This is a direct contradiction to Professor Jonathan Moyo’s claim that Mnangagwa and his deputy General (Retired) Constantino Chiwenga had visited Tsvangirai last week, in order to negotiate to delay the elections. Moyo made the claims when he was interviewed by Zeinab Badawi on BBC Hardtalk.

Speaking to the Daily News, Charamba said:

Tsvangirai asked if we could delay elections, his reasons were couched in legalism. The president said that there was need for a formal submission on the issues that needed attention so that they could be considered.

… But the president and the vice presidents are riding high on the change that happened in November. If we are to go for elections, it would be a white wash. It is the opposition that wants to buy time as it would be in their interest.

And since their leader has hinted on handing over power, if it’s before elections, it means they would need a new leader to give him a profile, so time is not on their side.

However, there is also the aspect of electoral timelines that should be adhered to after the proclamation of elections.

However, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka denied Charamba’s assertion, saying that no discussion on postponing elections ever took place. Said Tamborinyoka:

That was not raised in the meeting to the best of my knowledge. I think I issued a statement after that meeting with ED and that matter was never a subject for discussion

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Jonathan Moyo ‘s Dramatic Escape Details From Chiwenga Army Emerge

FORMER Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has for the first time revealed how he escaped from the jaws of the military during Operation Restore Legacy, where the army pounced on several houses belonging to G40-linked senior Zanu PF officials.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

In an interview from an unknown location with BBC’s Zeinab Badawi on HARDtalk yesterday, Moyo said he was alerted earlier on about the military’s strike during Operation Restore Legacy, prompting him to seek refuge at his former Cabinet colleague and G40 ally Saviour Kasukuwere’s house.

“On that day, the military specifically targeted my house and myself with a clear intention to cause harm and that is why I am not in the country, although I left legally,” he said.

“I am not at liberty to disclose my whereabouts because they have shown a very clear and determined intention to find me and harm me wherever I am.

“On the morning of November 15, around 2:30am Zimbabwean time, between 15 to 25 heavily-armed SAS (Special Air Service) soldiers came to my residence and they destroyed the gate and entrance to my house and shot their way into every room looking for me, but fortunately they didn’t find me and none of the members of my family were there because I had been forewarned the previous night that I should not spend the night at my house and that I should take every member of my family with me out of the house.”

On the day in question, the army laid siege at Kasukuwere, Moyo and former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo’s homes, resulted in the arrest of former Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga.

This was Moyo’s first interview after the military takeover which resulted in the ouster of President Robert Mugabe and inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as his successor.

Moyo, who expressed unwillingness to return to Zimbabwe under Mnangagwa’s rule, started off by chronicling how he left the country, refuting claims he sought refuge at Mugabe’s Blue Roof private residence in Borrowdale Brooke, Harare.

It is widely believed Moyo sought refuge at Mugabe’s home, but he was at pains to refute this, insisting he had been “saved by angels”.

There were reports that Mugabe had negotiated Moyo and Kasukuwere’s safe passage.

“That is false,” he said.

Moyo said his house was attacked almost the same time as Kasukuwere’s, illustrating that they were targeted.

“When they came to attack Saviour Kasukuwere’s house about 2:30am on November 15, they subjected it to some 15 minutes of gunfire,” he narrated.

“Amazingly after 15 minutes they had surrounded the house and the sounds of gunfire just went silent and we waited there for about 10 minutes and there was no movement or sign of any presence of these special forces that had surrounded the house.”

Moyo said they managed to get out of the house and embarked on a journey to leave Zimbabwe “legally”.

He described those who helped him to leave the country as angels for their role in saving their lives.

Moyo refused to say how they were helped or the route they used, but emphasised that he left when Mugabe was still President.

“I left Zimbabwe with the help of people, who to me are angels, because they saved lives and I am not at liberty to say who helped me, how they helped me and how I left Zimbabwe except to say I left Zimbabwe when President Mugabe was President of the country and I left with the assistance of these people legally,” he said.

“I managed to escape the net of the military people and to be where I am legally.”

Moyo said international law should apply to protect him from harassment and harm from the Zimbabwe army, as he left without a warrant of arrest against him.

He said he had not been in touch with former First Lady Grace Mugabe since he left, insisting those who were opposed to Mugabe’s wife’s ascendancy to the Vice-Presidency were in the minority.

Moyo said he looks forward to speaking with Mugabe.-Newsday

Mnangagwa scared of elections, begged Tsvangirai to agree to postponement of 2018 polls

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit, together with vice president Constantino Chiwenga, to check on MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai recently, sought to persuade the opposition leader to back postponement of elections until 2021, self-exiled Jonathan Moyo has said.

Mnangagwa, who ascended to the country’s president following a military coup last November, has repeatedly assured the nation of free, fair and credible elections this year.

Moyo said Mnangagwa’s “unconstitutional” government is set on subverting the will of the people to the extent of desperately seeking to extend its grip on power through a military coup by delaying the election as long as possible.

The G40 kingpin dismissed Mnangagwa’s promises to have elections in the next six months.

“We know that when Mnangagwa and Chiwenga went to Morgan Tsvangirai’s house, the opposition leader in Zimbabwe, they pretended that they were concerned about his health and so forth,” said Moyo in an interview with the BBC on Thursday.

“But we know they wanted to negotiate with him to postpone elections for at least three years, they are afraid of elections. They do not want to have free and fair let alone credible elections.”

The two visited Tsvangirai, who has been battling cancer of the colon for two years, last week. Mnangagwa promised to assist the coalition government prime minister with treatment costs and also guaranteed that he would be getting a pension.

Moyo, who has been in self-imposed exile since the military coup of November last year, asked whether he was going to remain a fugitive and his chances of returning home, said the illegalities happening under the “illegal government” will soon be halted as Mnangagwa will be made to account by the masses.

“Already Zimbabweans are asking fundamental questions about what happened, why it happened and they will want to see restoration of rule of law, constitutionalism in Zimbabwe and they will get it,” he said.

The impression given by Moyo during the interview is that the majority of Zimbabweans are against Mnangagwa’s presidency because it was born out of an “illegal process” where political opponents were arrested, tortured and threatened while former president Robert Mugabe was forced into resigning.

According to Moyo, the Operation Restore Legacy, contrary to military claims that it was targeting “criminal elements surrounding the president”, actually targeted the now retired soon to be 94 year old Mugabe.

“He was humiliated by the same people who were saying they want to restore his legacy, who were claiming to be targeting others around him when in fact they were targeting Mugabe.”-NewZimbabwe.com