Jonathan Moyo & Patrick Zhuwao Run Back To ZANU-PF After Brief Romance With Chamisa
Ex-ministers Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwao who fled the country during the November 2017 coup which ousted former President Robert Mugabe have sent an apology letter to ZANU-PF over their campaign against the party.
“Between 2018 and 2020 – on the back of the 15 November 2017 military coup that ousted President Mugabe and his government from power and violently targeted us and other comrades linked with the s-called G40 – we associated ourselves and used the hashtag ‘Zanu PF Must Go (#ZanuPFMustGo), in our public messaging and communication.
“Whereas we stopped using the hashtag and disassociated ourselves from it quite some time back, it is our considered judgment that we owe you a long overdue apology for having used the hashtag and for having associated ourselves with it in the first place.
“Accordingly and on this day 15 November 2022, we hereby apologise to all of you Comrades most sincerely and with profound regret for our wrong use of – and ill-advised association with – the hashtag ‘Zanu PG Must Go’ (#ZanuPFMustGo),”
The pair went on to highlight that though they supported Nelson Chamisa, they never sought to join his party.
“For whatever it is worth, we supported Nelson Chamisa in the 2018 and well after that but we did not at any time in that process ever seek to join his then MDC-A or his new CCC,” the pair said.
“As President Mugabe best put it ahead of the 2018 harmonised general election, ‘there was no one else to support’ given the political dynamics at play at the time.
“We hoped in vain that Chamisa would break barriers and forge a new platform on which a cross section of citizens straddling the political divide could converge, based on Zimbabwe’s founding values and principles stipulated in section 3 of Zimbabwe’s constitution.”
Meanwhile, ZANU-PF director for Information and publicity, Tafadzwa Mugwadi has accepted the apology.
This is the way @ProfJNMoyo & Patrick Zhuwao. The President & entire leadership of the Party have always said “let bygones be bygones.” This is a good start. I have always maintained even as we argue brutally then, that you don’t fit in an opposition to ZANU PF. Musangano ihomwe!