Speaking on Twitter, former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo dismissed Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri’s claim that former President Robert Mugabe confiscated a book detailing the circumstances surrounding the death of the late Zimbabwe National Liberation Army (Zanla) commander, General Josiah Magama Tongogara.
Moyo said Muchinguri-Kashiri claim to have written a book is fake because she cannot write a sentence. He urged her to address claims that she finished off Tongogara after the accident. Said Moyo:
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1. How can someone who can’t write a sentence claim to have written a book? 2. If Oppah wants to come clean on Tongo’s death, why not address persistent claims that she finished him off after the accident!
Muchinguri is quoted by NewsDay to have said:
I wrote a book on the story [of Tongogara’s death]. I did not know that I was not allowed. Maybe now we can say it because the people are dead. When I wrote the book, I was summoned by former President Mugabe [then Prime Minister], who was in the company of the country’s military commanders Generals Solomon Mujuru, Vitalis Zvinavashe and Josiah Tungamirai, all bedecked in their official uniforms. You know how scary that is. I was asked to hand over the book.
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
The late Air Marshall Josiah Tungamirai was a Zimbabwean military leader and politician who rose to fame in the Zimbabwe African National Union party during the Second Chimurenga war. He served as the Air Marshal of the Airforce of Zimbabwe and was buried at the... Read More About Josiah Tungamirai
Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri is a Zimbabwean politician and the current Minister of Defence and War Veterans. She is the former Minister of Water, Environment, and Climate. She is the former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Muchinguri is a member of the Zanu-PF party where... Read More About Oppah Muchinguri