Suspected State agents have reportedly edited Jonathan Moyo’s book, Excelgate, and produced excerpts which they compiled into a 65-page adulterated book.
Excelgate is a book which purports to reveal how Zimbabwe’s security services, working in cahoots with electoral officials, manipulated the 2018 elections results using an excel spreadsheet.
According to the book, the results that were announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission were far removed from the actual results, which showed that MDC leader Nelson Chamisa won the presidential vote by over 60 per cent.
The “doctored” and watered-down 65-page version has been circulated extensively on social media and security agents reportedly stripped it of critical information which shows how the election was stolen.
Responding to some of his followers on Twitter, in a series of posts, Professor Moyo wrote:
I don’t know their rubbish from 7 July 2019 or what they are hiding with it. But EXCELGATE’S preliminary pages are from i to xxvi (16) pages while the pages in the book’s main section are from 1 to 234. Altogether the book has 260 pages. So their 65 pdf pages are just cow dung!
The 65 pdf pages are A4 bond paper size and the ediots are saying the pages “compress”, meaning the 65 pages reduce or shrink, into 260 book pages. Maiwe. With these kinds of ediots, who needs any ediots?
Peddling a fake 65-page pdf crap which is not a copycat of the real thing is not piracy but desperate criminality by Mnangagwa’s usual criminals who are cornered. Anyone who thinks that President Mbeki is reading that 65-page pdf crap needs a psychiatrist!
Ibbo Mandaza of Sapes Books took to Twitter Saturday morning castigating the malicious campaign against Excelgate by some trolls. He wrote:
Sad but malicious that some are trying to de campaign an academic product that is Excelgate by posting fake editing. Read the book to discover that there no such ‘shoddy’ passages