He denied defrauding the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF) of $400 000. He says $200 000 was used for an exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in 2016. The other money was used for “approved ZanuPF programs”. $100 000 was used to support science education in Tsholotsho.
Moyo denied that Mnangagwa has changed policies and said:
3. There are serious tensions between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga
He said there are serious tensions between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga which can lead to future instability.
He said Mnangagwa is harassing the Mugabe family contrary to what he told the African Union that the former leader is safe and secure. He said accusing the Mugabe’s of corruption outside of court is harassment.
Moyo argues that Mnangagwa and Patrick Chinamasa opposed the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. The proposal was to have a Peace, Truth and Reconciliation Commission but Chinamasa and Mnangagwa succeeded in convincing Zanu-PF to oppose the truth component. Mnangagwa had no option but to sign the National Peace and Reconciliation Bill into law since it had already been passed in Parliament.
The African Union and SADC should launch a fact finding mission in order to evaluate claims that the coup was bloodless.
Moyo said that the military coup was not done out of public interest but was it was a power grab related to a factional fight within Zanu-PF. He said that the attacks on Mnangagwa by former first lady Grace Mugabe was not enough to justify a military coup. He added that the Zimbabwean precedent is a bad one for the SADC region. – Pindula