Jonathan Moyo receives death 'threats' after Kasukuwere comments
The erstwhile Zanu-PF G-40 faction drivers appear to have bitterly fallen out as they follow different pathways five ways after barely managing to escape into exile as former President Robert Mugabe was ousted by a military coup.
Prof Moyo and ex-cabinet colleague Patrick Zhuwao recently issued a public apology to Zanu-PF members in what was seen as part of a bid to rejoin the ruling party.
For his part, Kasukuwere (also known as Tyson) – and in apparent reference to Moyo and Zhuwao's move, said he would never apologise, indicating instead that he was ready to lead the country.
Said Prof Moyo on Twitter; "Someone just sent me an audacious life-threatening message on WhatsApp simply because I defended myself against his gratuitous public political attack. In politics, there are no sacred cows, and no person has a title deed on Zimbabwe. Accordingly, necessary steps have been taken!
"It is not right that some people – in opposition ranks – think Zimbabwe is theirs alone; that only they have political interests, and have exclusive rights to engage the stae; that other Zimbabweans must stay dumb & leave politics to them, even when they're gratuitously provoked!
The threat was issued after Moyo scorned Kasukuwere's public pretence that he would never apologise to Zanu-PF.
"It's cheap for Tyson to make hay out of the open ‘apology letter' Patrick Zhuwao and I wrote. Our letter is public and is to Zanu-PF members; unlike his private ‘APOLOGY CATTLE' to a Zanu-PF bigwig.
"Meanwhile, when it suits him, Tyson associates himself with our letter."
1/3 "I'll never BEG for ZanuPF forgiveness, says Kasukuwere in apparent jibe at G40 colleagues"@NewZimbabweCom— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 27, 2022
Yet days after the coup, @Hon_Kasukuwere coined the term "new dispensation"; he later made endless forgiveness calls and begged a ZanuPF bigwig with "APOLOGY CATTLE"! https://t.co/orfp5Fq2n3 pic.twitter.com/o0hNj2AJrK