Professor Jonathan Moyo has mocked his rival, former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa for skipping the country and going into exile. Mnangagwa said that he had gone into exile because his life was in danger after he was fired as the vice president on Monday by President Robert Mugabe, having served in the government since 1980. Moyo contrasted Mnangagwa’s actions with his own when he was expelled from Zanu-PF saying that the former Vice president’s actions were those of a man with a guilty conscience who is seeking to escape justice. He accused Mnangagwa of having abused his position in government to cover up heinous crimes that he had committed.
Speaking on microblogging platform Twitter, Moyo said:
I did not jump the border when I was fired in 2005. I stayed put right here in Zimbabwe as I had nothing and no one to run away from into self-exile. It’s real thieves and murderous cowards who jump the border after they’re fired from the high positions they abused when in office!
When a senior official is fired from a high ranking government office and they jump the border into self-exile within hours of their dismissal, you know that they are running away from being legally held to account for heinous crimes they committed and covered up while in office!