Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo has alleged that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa threatened to kill him saying they used to kill trouble makers like him during the war. The threat was reportedly made during a heated politburo meeting after Moyo had made a video presentation accusing Mnangagwa of plotting to topple Mugabe. Moyo wrote a letter to Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is responsible for the police, saying that he wanted it on the record that Mnangagwa had threatened to kill him.
Part of the letter written on the 9th of August 2017, reads,
After my presentation, Cde Mnangagwa made a shocking statement to the effect that while he was in Mozambique, during the liberation struggle, people who made interventions such as my presentation to the politburo on 19 July would have ‘their head separated from their shoulders.
The full import of Cde Mnangagwa’s statement did not visit me until after the politburo meeting, especially when other politburo members asked me about it.
Separating a head from a person’s shoulders is tantamount to murder.
The effect of Cde Mnangagwa’s statement was to threaten me with murder and I wish to place this on record and request your office to take the matter under review and to do the needful about it given the serious implications of the unlawful threat.
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