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:
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.