Former Cabinet minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo has come to the defence of Petina Gappah, a former advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa who has been attacked for her previous association with Mnangagwa.
Her critics argue that she is not sincere when she claims that she does not support a number of things in the Mnangagwa administration.
Moyo posted on Twitter in her defence saying:
The demonization of@VascoDaGappah after her interview with #TrevorNcube revealed she has big issues with the same #MnangagwaRegime she was part of after the Nov 2017 coup is wrong. Sadly, the “democratic movement” in Zim is its own worst enemy with a suicidal CANCEL CULTURE!The same demonization of@VascoDaGappah has been extended to@daddyhope by the same self-righteous guardians and moral police of the “democratic movement” whose crude “bad guy versus good guy” narratives have retarded the discourse on and progress of change in Zimbabwe!Instead of welcoming@VascoDaGappah &@daddyhope, to benefit from their experiences, first-hand information & perspectives, the holier-than-thou do-gooders in “CIVIL” society have amazing if not shocking energy, time & words to demonize & CANCEL OUT real and potential allies!There’s no change in Africa, that has taken place or succeeded without former insiders & outsiders coming together to coalesce around shared goals for transformational change. The mantra that “once ZanuPF always ZanuPF”, is false & primitive. Even Tsvangirai was once ZanuPF!The personalization of politics in Zimbabwe has become cancerous & is now a clear & present danger to the country. Every human engagement requires a meeting of minds, which should be the pivotal starting point. Once people have a meeting of minds, it must be all systems go!
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