Jonathan Moyo, while in a virtual interview with Heart & Soul Television on Friday made sensational claims that President Emmerson Mnangagwa working with former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and RBZ governor Jonh Mangudya convinced President Mugabe to accept the introduction of the Zimbabwean currency, The Standard reports.
Jonathan Moyo was rebutting the claims made by former finance minister Patrick Chinamasa that G40 elements were reporting cabinet issues to Grace Mugabe when he said:
People said we supported the introduction of bond notes. When it was introduced by Chinamasa, it was rejected twice. He sneaked the issue again and this time he came with the governor, but Cabinet said no. Mnangagwa then connived with Chinamasa and decided to tell Mugabe that there was a critical issue which could not be discussed in Cabinet because of state secrecy.
They then got the president to agree, but no discussions in Cabinet were done and Cabinet had no consensus because decisions were made outside. Chinamasa, Mangudya and Mnangagwa are the ones who reversed Cabinet decisions to introduce bond notes.
Moyo even said the cabinet minutes to prove what he was saying were there. The former Tsholotsho North legislator also said President Mnangagwa was lying to the entire world that the there were no human rights crisis in Zimbabwe and said:
Mnangagwa has taken away the rights of citizens, but he is lying to the world that citizens are enjoying their rights. He has taken away the right of people to appoint judges. He is now solely responsible for taking away that right from people. People should participate in the appointment of judges
Jonathan Moyo has been in exile since November 2017 after the coup that toppled Robert Mugabe from power.
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