Responding to Bishop Lazarus whom he said is George Charamba, Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo said that his support for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2004 was a mistake.
In a tweet Moyo said:
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) June 11, 2017
Moyo was one of the people behind the Tsholotsho Declaration which refers to a clandestine meeting organised by a faction loyal to Mnangagwa in 2004 to plot Zanu-PF’s succession. A group led by six Zanu PF provincial chairmen, some members of the politburo, central committee, MPs, veterans of the war of liberation met at Dinyane Secondary School in Tsholotsho where an agreement was allegedly struck to install Emmerson Mnangagwa in the presidium following the death of Simon Muzenda.
Under the scheme, Mnangagwa would assume the vice-presidency and eventually the leadership of Zanu PF and the country. However the participants of the plot were suspended including Moyo.