Prof Moyo Defends Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Over Claims They Are Foreigners, Says Judge Them On Merit

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President, General (retired) Constantino Chiwenga have found an unlikely defender in Professor Jonathan Moyo. Moyo who has been a rabid critic of the two men has launched a vigorous defence of the two men after they were called foreigners by National Patriotic Front spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire. Mawarire said the two men were ineligible to lead the country because they originated from Zambia and Mocambique.

However, Moyo dismissed this assertion as rubbish and said that the two-man had contributed immensely to Zimbabwe’s liberation. He said that the only criteria that should be used to judge Mnangagwa and his deputy is their actions. Moyo who has previously accused Chiwenga and Mnangagwa of leading a violent military coup against former president Robert Mugabe wrote on his Twitter account,


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It’s false, illegal & unacceptable to say Mnangagwa & Chiwenga are foreigners. They were born in Zimbabwe & contributed immensely to the country’s liberation. A name isn’t a nationality. Besides, it’s not a crime to be a foreigner. People are judged by their deeds, not parentage!

Jealousy MawarireConstantino ChiwengaJonathan Moyo

Jealousy Mbizvo Mawarire is a Zimbabwean politician, founding member and current spokesperson for the National Patriotic Front. He is also a journalist and the executive director and founding trustee for the Centre for Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa (CEDSA). Mawarire is well known for... Read More About Jealousy Mawarire

Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the second secretary of Zanu-PF political party and the former Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs. He is also the former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and also the... Read More About Constantino Chiwenga

Jonathan Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former member of the ZANU-PF party where he was a member of the party's Politiburo. He is also the former minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Moyo was expelled from Parliament as the (Tsholotsho North) Legislator in November... Read More About Jonathan Moyo

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3 comments on “Prof Moyo Defends Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Over Claims They Are Foreigners, Says Judge Them On Merit

  1. So is Robert Mugabe, his father is said to be of Malawian origin. Mawarire is getting carried away, is he new in the game of politics.

  2. “A name isn’t a nationality. Besides, it’s not a crime to be a foreigner. People are judged by their deeds, not parentage!”

    Apa benzi rataura zvinemusorowo apa. There is irony in Mawarire’s stupid statement however. He says because Chiwengas first and second names are Constantino and Guveya they are Mozambican names and this implies Chiwenga is Moscane. By that silly reasoning, mawarire would be considered British because his ‘odd’ name Jealousy – is English! kana neanoendawo kumusangano uno taurwa marara akadai kupenga chaiko

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