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Jonathan Moyo tears into Mnangagwa's escape story book

by Mandla Ndlovu
06 Apr 2019 at 08:58hrs | Views
Former Cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has described a new book about the November 2017 coup called Two Weeks in November by Douglas Rodgers as a fiction script laden with lies and myths.

Two Weeks in November got Zimbabweans talking about it in the past week after BBC radio serialized it as the book of the week.

Professor Moyo who owns a copy of the book said, "Sad #TwoWeeksInNovember by Douglas Rodgers is fiction-loaded including fibs that ‘Mnangagwa escaped a gunshot' to cross into Mozambique on 7 November 2017 and ‘commandos foiled a Chihuri plot to nab Chiwenga' at the Airport in Harare on his arrival from China on 12 November."

Moyo said if it was true that the plot to arrest Chiwenga was foiled the coup would have happened instantly on that day.

"Anyone who believes the fairytale about Chihuri's foiled attempt to arrest Chiwenga at the airport on 12 November 2017 will believe anything. The fairytale is beyond poor propaganda. It's utter nonsense!

"That's a dumb thing. If the airport incident had happened as alleged on 12 November 2017, then the 13 November 2017 press conference would not have happened. The coup would have been there and then on 12 November. You have to suspend rationality to believe the airport yarn. It's garbage."

Moyo further said the book is not different from other pieces of writing that have been done before which speak about the same incident.

"My considered opinion is that the book rests on uncorroborated self-indulgent opinions. I did not have to make a mockery of globalisation by waiting for it to be released in South Africa. We live in one digital world where we can shop anywhere anytime.

"This self-indulgent spin has been in the public domain ever since the coup. Repeating the propaganda proves nothing. Where is the corroboration? Where is the aliunde evidence? Moving bones from one grave to another does not give rise to life. It's the popular fiction that everyone has heard before and which has been dismissed with the contempt it deserves. So why put that kind of crap in a book in March 2019?" Moyo queried.

Source - Byo24News