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'I will never apologise for POSA and AIPPA' says Jonathan Moyo

by Mandla Ndlovu
28 Jan 2019 at 18:21hrs | Views
Exiled former G40 Kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo has vowed that he will not apologise for the enactment of two laws that are largely repressive in Zimbabwe; the Public Order and ad Security Act and the Access to Information Privacy Protection Act.

Writing on micro blogging site Twitter on Monday Moyo said, "I will never apologise for POSA as I had nothing to do with it. "

Moyo further revealed that the POSA bill was taken away from him, edited before being unanimously adopted by the 2002 parliament which was composed on opposition MDC MPs.

"And I will never apologise for AIPPA as the record is clear the Bill was taken away from me and unanimously  adopted by Parliament in 2002 and amended in 2007 by agreement between Zanu PF and MDC when I was not in govt." said Moyo.

Moyo has always insisted that the Public Order and Security Act was a a brainchild of ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa when he was Minister of Home Affairs but was later introduced in parliament by the late Dr. John Nkomo.

Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa blames Moyo for introducing AIPPA which required every media house to comply with stringent media regulations leading to the closure of his paper Daily News after it was bombed by suspected state agents.

One Tendekai Muchenje whom Prof Moyo was responding to had said, " What particularly irks me about Professor Jonathan Moyo is that up to this day, he has never issued so much as an apology for his leading architect role in both AIPPA and POSA, arguably the two most repressive laws in independent Zimbabwe. Now he pretends to be our savior. Lest we forget."

Moyo is reportedly to be exiled in Kenya after the 2017 bloody coup that ended 237 years of Robert Mugabe's rule.

Source - Byo24News