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Jonathan Moyo threatens bloodshed

FORMER Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has sensationally declared that Zimbabwe will be plunged into bloodshed if the international community fails to remove President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.


In an interview with Reuters news agency on Friday from an unknown location, Moyo described Mnangagwa’s government as illegitimate while calling for the intervention of the international community.

He did not however state whether the source of the “bloodshed” would come from within or outside the country.

Moyo also claimed that Mugabe never signed his alleged resignation letter, claiming he was forced out at gunpoint by the military.

He said there was urgent need for the United Nations and the African Union to intervene and remove the Mnangagwa government to avoid the opening of floodgates to conflict.

“If you [UN and AU] don’t intervene when there has been such an outrageous, brazen attack on a constitutional order, you are simply opening the floodgates to conflict,” Moyo said in the interview with Reuters.

“If they don’t act, just as the sun will rise tomorrow, Zimbabwe will be another Somalia. There will be bloodshed,” he declared.

Moyo’s threats, warnings and other recent utterances have largely been dismissed as sour grapes although government at one time sought to have him gagged by his supposed hosts, Kenya. It later turned out however that Moyo was not in Kenya and that nobody seems to know where he is speaking from in posts on Twitter.

Asked to comment on Moyo’s bloodshed threats, presidential spokesperson George Charamba yesterday said Moyo was now irrelevant and not worth his time anymore.

“Can I be allowed to decline to comment on Jonathan? I think I have better things to worry about,” he said. “I am finished with him. He is not an issue for this country and he can run and rattle because he has that time. He is not worried about things that I am worried about. How do I continue commenting on a bitter man without myself sounding bitter? I am done with him.”

Zimbabwe Defence Forces spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi requested questions in writing. He, however, said Moyo needed to explain what he meant.

“This matter has nothing to do with us. Ask him, he is the one alleging that,” Mugwisi said. “Is he being prophetic or it’s his prediction [about bloodshed]. Please ask him about his predictions and not me. I don’t see where we can fit here. People can dream. Ask him about his dreams.”

War veterans spokesperson Douglas Mahiya said Moyo’s remarks pointed to wishful thinking.

“Maybe Jonathan Moyo and the G40 cabal had amassed a lot of money through corruption and they want to use that money to hire mercenaries and cause chaos in Zimbabwe. If they cannot do that then Zimbabwe, politically or otherwise, is not going to degenerate to that level at all,” he said.

“Our strength is based on the people and the principles of the revolution of Zimbabwe. The principles are meant to meet the political and economic objectives of the people of Zimbabwe and this is what the people of Zimbabwe are doing as the basis for the development of our society.

“The degeneration aspect is the wishful thinking of the enemies of Zimbabwe. All he has done is to declare himself an enemy to this state.”

Zanu PF secretary for youth affairs, Pupurai Togarepi said although the country must be vigilant, Moyo’s remarks could no longer be taken seriously because he was a bitter man who failed to destroy the whole Zanu PF institution.

“Jonathan Moyo had always had a project to destroy Zanu PF and the former president. He wanted everything to be destroyed at one go but unfortunately, he destroyed only one person who is the former president. He couldn’t destroy Zanu PF and he is bitter. In his mind and in his hallucinations, he wanted the whole institution to crumble with the former president and he failed to do that,” Togarepi said.

“He must realise that he is wasting his time and he must introspect and realise that he was up against a very strong institution that cannot be destroyed by someone who is greedy and vengeful for his own reasons. He must just go hang.”

Last week Patrick Zhuwao, another key member of the G40 faction and a close friend of Moyo, said there would be an uprising in the country and that a movement would emerge to fight Mnangagwa’s government.

“There is a groundswell of the #2018Resistance. The #2018Resistance is growing by the minute. The #2018Resistance is sprouting throughout Zimbabwe; like mushroom. The #2018Resistance is permeating across all sectors. The #2018Resistance is pervasive throughout the generations,” he said.

Yesterday, Zhuwao warned the opposition to be on the lookout and refuse to be goaded into supporting the Mnangagwa government.

He said there must never be postponement of elections amid reports that Mnangagwa is seeking to postpone elections by three years.

Mnangagwa rose to power in November last year after briefly escaping into exile when he was fired as vice-president.

He was locked in a bitter succession war with the G40 faction whose kingpins included Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Zhuwao and former first lady Grace Mugabe.

Mnangagwa assumed power after the military led Operation Restore Legacy was launched, targeting “criminals” around Mugabe. This resulted in the resignation of Mugabe and the scattering of G40 faction leaders who fled to unknown destinations.

14 Responses to Jonathan Moyo threatens bloodshed

  1. Nathaniel Maneru January 14, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    Jonathan should be hunted down and be put in the right place thus life in prison he is such a useless loud mouth bitter as he is he should go hang. Blood thief. His mouth is a #shithole

  2. Observer January 14, 2018 at 9:26 am #

    Jonathan is clearly bitter. He has definitely made himself an enemy of the ED government. He has destroyed his chances of being pardoned and returning home peacefully. As a result he is behaving like something who is cornered and has nothing to lose. Zimbabweans do not want war. His calls are less likely to find favor with anyone even those who were part of the Mugabe government and the so-called G40. As for his whereabouts, am pretty sure Zimbabwean security details know.

  3. machakachaka January 14, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    I always knew that Jonathan Moyo was an idiot. However, I was also mistaken to think he was an idiot who probably had a few sober moments per day. But now I know that he is always, always, always mad.

  4. Budie January 14, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Our mistake was to let the bagger leave this country. Kasukuwere, Zhwawo, moyo, that was the mistake. If that was Mugabes condition of resignation he knew he was letting lose his dogs who would always bark at us. That was the mistake. Robert was gone whether he had resigned or not the guy was gone. We would have lost nothing by putting him in chikurubi. Anyway we should not be fooled nana Moyo. People who think ndivo vega vakachenjera and think we are fools who always buy into whatever shit they imagine. We are a great people Zimbabwe. MDC , Zanu PF, Zapu, People First etc we are this one big family and very strong.

  5. munyaradzi January 14, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    this one is deluded, god first makes mad those he intends to destroy

  6. Daluxolo Mbele January 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    Yeah, Jonah is clearly hurting badly and I’m thoroughly loving it. Feel it, gay gangster!!!

  7. Likhwa Dube January 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

    All that Zimbabweans do is talk…now some are lambasting Jonathan Moyo…Moyo is a charlatan so is every politician in thia so call “new dispensation”…

  8. Rastaman January 14, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    I think we bonding well with our new gvt…leave us alone, traitor

  9. Joe Brownn Mutasa January 14, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    Indeed Jonathan Moyo must go hang a thousand times, he is a traitor & I’m angry at why they allowed him to escape, he should’ve been killed & silence him permanently.

  10. Chiremba Moyo January 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm #

    I like what is happening. We have always said that ZANU PF in its entirety is the source of our suffering of Zimbabweans for decades gone by day more so to this day. That institution tainted with violence, greedy and corruption must come to a dead end. A New Dispensation is possible in our lifetime. They can fight their internal battles we don’t care. We want a True New Beginning.

  11. eric January 14, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

    To hell Jonathan moyo …traitor …don’t come bek ….remember yu wer the mastermind we dnt want to here anythn from you

  12. blah -blah January 15, 2018 at 7:08 am #

    The bitter nutty narcissistic professor is naive and doesn’t understand the concept of power politics. He thinks for one to have power, you have to be a professor or doctor of sorts, a learned academic,but he is not so learned in terms of human behavior , he is too naive to understand that the world is a political animal. He saw himself as vice President in the Mugabe era that’s why he is so bitter.

  13. Fortunate January 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Why Prof Moyo still gossip about Zim now it’s here turn to live her mother land like what we did by their days .He must enjoy for now coz he suppose to be in prison

  14. Ax January 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    Moyo is a coward and a mercenary. He changes complexion more often than a chameleon, and has turned his coat inside out so many times that it is shop worn. Prone to verbal diarrhoea prior to engaging the single grey cell masquerading for a brain, he has no credibility. Come back and face the music, or shut up, loudmouth.

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