Former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has said endorsing presidential candidates four years before elections causes coups.
Speaking on Twitter, Moyo said during former President Robert Mugabe’s days presidential candidate endorsements would be made days before an election. Moyo was reacting to news the Zanu-PF Women’s league had also endorsed President Mnangagwa as the sole 2023 Zanu-PF presidential candidate. The party’s Youth League and the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have also endorsed President Mnangagwa’s candidature for the 2023 presidential election as has almost every province. Said Moyo:
“ZANUPF WOMEN’S LEAGUE ENDORSE MNANGAGWA AS SOLE CANDIDATE” “SOLE 2023 candidate”? In the Mugabe days such ENDORSEMENTS would be seen a year, not more than four years, before a poll. A new dispensation, this? Don’t people learn? Such things beget coups!