FULL TEXT: Jonathan Moyo “Exposes Strive Masiyiwa As A Fraud And Hypocrite” On Twitter As Cyberwar Rages On

Today, Jonathan Moyo posted what he referred to as an expose on Strive Masiyiwa on Twitter. Below is the thread of 24 tweets:

1/24 The self-righteous outburst by , supported by his fellow bible-quoting juntapreneurs, in response to a polite & genuine concern by reveals he holds himself as an untouchable who is beyond criticism. Yet his closet is full of despicable skeletons!

2/24 has escaped scrutiny, thanks to Zimbabwe’s flawed public discourse which has never been about facts, truth or ideas but about “good guys” versus “bad guys”; presumed to be such by definition, not by deed. So Zimbabwe, sadly, has no culture of truth-telling!

3/24 When was caught with his pants down after defending his wife’s indefensible outburst, smearing some human rights groups; he responded with an outburst smearing , labelling him a bad guy, inciting to fire him, while posturing as Mr Good Guy!

4/24 Taking himself to be “the good guy of them all” & presuming his critics to be bad guys, went berserk. For calling him out on his uncouth attack on , he smeared me with false & defamatory allegations, laced with epithets; best handled by lawyers!

5/24 The issue about , as it is about anyone else, is not whether he’s a good or bad guy but whether his deeds match his self-righteous claims. Is he the champion of human rights & democracy, that he claims to be? If he is, does that make him a God above criticism?

6/24 For the avoidance of doubt, it must be acknowledged upfront that has supported worthy philanthropic initiatives in & outside Zimbabwe for the benefit of society. This commendable support should be appreciated in its own right, as an inherently good thing!

7/25 All things considered, is a bundle of falsehoods: he lies about his feats & failures of others, with reckless abandon. He lies that Econet is the biggest employer in Zimbabwe when government is. Small businesses are also employing more & well, as a sector!

8/24 ‘s biggest lie is his claim that he’s a champion of human rights & democracy. There’s no known or respected institution in Zimbabwe dedicated to the promotion of human rights & democracy in the country created by or from ‘s philanthropy. None!

9/25 owned the , as a political investment to massage his political ambitions & not to promote democracy with a free & professional press. Edited by the ever reckless Geoff Nyarota, ‘s distinguished itself by publishing falsehoods!

10/24 The difference between ‘s run down by Nyarota & today’s , is like that of day & night. The former was a political pamphlet & the latter is a newspaper. But this is a story for another time. Suffice to say is an enemy of press freedom!

11/24 Over the years, & his fellow juntapreneurs have conflated the fight for democracy & human rights with their personal fights against former President Mugabe. For them, to be anti-Mugabe became synonymous with being a champion of human rights & democracy!

12/24 ‘s fight with Mugabe did not originate from any concerns he had about lack of democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe but hail from a contractual dispute over a shoddy job that ‘s Retrofit company did at the former President’s rural home in Zvimba!

13/24 Recently declared that Mnangagwa is “sincere”, signalling his support for the Harare junta. He capped this by calling for the removal of Zidera sanctions. is fully entitled to his views, as is anyone else. But his views invite public questions!

14/24 When says Mnangagwa is sincere, is he himself sincere? And when he calls for the removal of sanctions, having been party to their imposition in 2001, is he sincere that their targetted objectives for democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe have been achieved?

15/25 Parenthetically, & given his loud claims that he has supported MDC in his self-proclaimed quest for democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe, which party did support in the July 2018 elections? What explains his loud silence on the Army atrocities of 1 Aug 2018?

16/26 When & how did start working with Mnangagwa to know he is “sincere”? Is it from their Zambian days? Or their IBDC days? Or their 2008 runoff days? Or their 2013 election days or their 2018 election days? Or is it all these days plus some more in between?

17/24 As former President Mugabe’s right hand man until the 2017 coup, Mnangagwa abused his closeness to Mugabe to groom a cohort of political & business cronies for his ambitions. He went about this in a tribal, regional & Zambian way. A key product of this group is !

18/24 It’s not by accident that was created by some up & coming businessmen around Mnangagwa, including who later was alleged to have cheated the others out. While has supported the , his horse has always been a Mnangagwa led faction!

19/24 That did not support MDC’s 2018 election campaign & that, after the stolen election he said Mnangagwa is “sincere”; testify to his longstanding support for Mnangagwa. In 2008, gave USD45m to purchase grain used in the -run runoff poll!

20/24 On the back of the 2008 runoff grain scheme, in 2013 Masiyiwa’s joined Mbada Diamonds to give some $60m to fund the organisation & conduct of the 2013 elections, outside treasury then run by . Mnangagwa & Chinamasa were the instrumental hands!

21/24 In 2015 ‘s schemed with Patrick Chinamasa, then a staunch Mnangagwa ally, to get $30m from to pay salaries for civil servants through a dubious arrangement, whose backdrop was the longstanding relationship between and Mnangagwa!

22/24 The’re many under cover dealings invloving & Mnangagwa’s Army faction, since 2008 after a damning CIO report on , that almost got its license withdrwan only to be saved by monetary authorities, who cited many cases of ‘s cooperation with !

23/24 claims to be a champion of press freedom & supports this with reference to his ownership of the . But his relationship with the press is terribly bad. In 2015 his connived with the Police to raid & ransack offices & computers!

24/24 As a bondnote billionaire, fancies himself as a big fish. But he’s in a small pond. Hard currency millionaires in bigger ponds with lots of big fish don’t behave like him. It’s time the other founders of got the justice they have been long denied!

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Geoff Nyarota

Geoffrey Nyarota is an award-winning journalist and politician who is known mostly for his investigative journalism. He is the former editor of the Daily News, a privately owned daily newspaper in Zimbabwe. He was also the editor of The Chronicle in the 80s and is... Read More About Geoff Nyarota

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