In an interview with The Standard, Presidential candidate and Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) leader, Nkosana Moyo denied reports that he endorsed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He however said that Mnangagwa would run Zimbabwe differently from President Robert Mugabe.
Below is an excerpt of the interview between Moyo (NM) and Standard reporter Nqobani Ndlovu (NN):
NN: There has been an outcry after an online publication claimed you said in an interview that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is smart and must be given a chance. Is that what you believe in?
NM: Again, it is quite sad really that interviews given in sincerity are twisted for an agenda known best to particular channels. It is very simple, if you ask me about MDC president Morgan [Tsvangirai], VP Emmerson or PDP president Tendai [Biti], you will find my answers consistent. Why disparage people so that someone can be entertained? We are not in a mud fight, certainly not for APA and we intend to practice the politics of unity, nation building than engage in mud-slinging.
So, for the sake of clarity and good order, I never endorsed Mnangagwa. I was asked the question, “do you think Mngangagwa would run the country differently than Mugabe?” And I responded yes of course. Which I think is true, he would.