‘Don’t kill people’ – Moyo warns Mnangagwa allies

HARARE – Outspoken Information minister Jonathan Moyo has cautioned Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s backers not to ‘spill blood’ but they should engage the electorate.

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Information minister Jonathan Moyo has cautioned Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s backers not to ‘spill blood’ but they should engage the electorate.

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Moyo told BBC’s HardTalk programme that Mnangagwa was handpicked by President Mugabe to be his assistant and not to succeed him.

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That angered vice president’s allies.

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Engaging his followers on his official twitter account Moyo said: “These so called VP allies should learn to persuade the electorate to back him without threatening to spill blood!.”

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“Even a fly would not be scared by electoral cowards masquerading as allies!” Moyo wrote on his twitter handler.

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He did not explain further his reference to “spill blood.”

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Moyo is believed to be aligned to a faction that pushed for Vice-President Mujuru’s ouster ahead of the Zanu-PF congress last December.

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The faction had the blessings of First Lady Grace Mugabe, who led the onslaught against Mujuru through nationwide rallies where Moyo’s ministry was a vital cog.