Information Minister, Jonathan Moyo has taken to microblogging site, Twitter to attack people he described as “shocking self-styled pro VP Mnangagwa successionists” whom he accused of “reproducing Gamatox epithets against erstwhile Cdes!”

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By John Mokwetsi, Online Editor

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Moyo’s tirade on social media was provoked by a story published by NewsDay on Thursday, where Goodson Nguni, the leader of the Zanu PF-aligned Federation of Non-governmental Organisations, made a string of allegations against Moyo. Nguni’s allegations include accusations that the former Zanu PF critic had an elaborate plan to tarnish the image of President Robert Mugabe and his deputies.

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He was was reacting to a story in The Herald on Wednesday claiming he leaked to NewsDay issues discussed at last week’s Zanu PF politburo meeting.

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This was after the paper published a story on Monday, where Zanu PF insiders alleged Mugabe had disclosed that President Robert Mugabe owed fired Mashonaland East provincial chairperson, Ray Kaukonde $30 million.

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Moyo, who has been accused of using State media to fight succession and factional wars that are seemingly causing discontent within the ruling Zanu PF, said in one of the tweets: “Claims that @HeraldZimbabwe publishes anti-Zanu PF articles are idiotic and a gross abuse of journalists whose serve their country selflessly!”

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