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Jonathan Moyo speaks on purported Chiwenga-Kasukuwere meeting

FORMER Cabinet Minister and self-exiled G40 kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo has weighed in on social media reports that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga held a secret meeting with another self-exiled former Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, in South Africa “a few days ago.”

Vice President Chiwenga, who was in China for treatment since July, arrived back home early on Saturday showing signs of having had his health vastly restored. He was the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces when the military stormed the streets in November 2017 and forced Robert Mugabe to step down, with the help of public pressure and mounting threats of impeachment from both Zanu-PF and opposition MDC lawmakers.

However, he had barely settled down when sensational social media rumors erupted that he had a few days before held a secret meeting with Kasukuwere with a view to bring him back into Zanu-PF in order to appease the Chinese.

Kasukuwere is among a list of several former Zanu-PF bigwigs and Cabinet Ministers who fled the country after Mugabe resigned. Others are Mandiitawepi Chimene, Patrick Zhuwao, Walter Mzembi and Jonathan Moyo.

But Jonathan Moyo, a key ally of Kasukuwere, has rubbished the reports as pure fiction.

“I don’t take fiction,” said Moyo, who is believed to be holed up in Kenya since the military stepped in in November 2017 and vanquished the G40 faction which then had one foot into power.

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However, Moyo speculated that Zimbabwe was now ready for “another revolution”, referring to an unorthodox transfer of power to the army.

“Let’s “abuse” the word “revolution” to make a point. The April 1980 people’s revolution lost its way after it was hijacked by the Maputo cabal. In November 2017, the Mgagao stockholders staged their entitlement revolution. Two years later, Zimbabwe is ripe for a bottom up revolution!” he said, writing on social media.

Over the past weeks, the Zimbabwean rumour mill went into overdrive when it was reported that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was now fit and ready to return home.

However, the reports turned to be just that: plain rumors. President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited Chiwenga at his home later on Saturday, where Chiwenga said he would be dead if the President had not acted in a brotherly way to ensure he got the best treatment possible.

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