Magaya Challenges Mnangagwa, Says He Should Stop Behaving Like Mugabe

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

He has since used social media to condemn last November's military coup in Harare which saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa taking over from Mugabe.

A Zanu-PF activist who led a group of people who booed former First Lady Grace Mugabe during the ruling party's youth rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo a year ago has been granted liberation hero status following his death in a vehicle accident this week.

The development has outraged loyalists of the fallen leader, chief among them former higher education minister professor Jonathan Moyo who retorted in a BBC interview this week that it's not the worldwide community which chooses Zimbabwe's leaders.

The outspoken Bishop also condemned Mnangagwa for the on going arrests on members of the ZANU PF G40 faction on corruption charges claiming that even amongst Mnangagwa's own Lacoste faction there are many people who need to be arrested on similar charges.

In the BBC interview, Moyo called Mnangagwa's government illegitimate, saying it had come to power via the bullet, not the ballot.

And on Friday he was in Angola, meeting President Joao Lourenco, who also recently replaced that country's long-serving leader Eduardo dos Santos who had been in power since 1979.

ZIMBABWEAN president Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected in Namibia next week on an official visit, State House press secretary, Albertus Aochamub announced in a statement yesterday. He said he traveled to a border post with Mozambique but was told he could not leave. "I came to Luanda to brief my senior, President Lourenco, about the transition that has taken place in Zimbabwe", he said.

The Angolan president is the current chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)'s Organ for Politics, Defense and Security.

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