1/5 This interview by Japan’s @nikkei with Mnangagwa on the sidelines of the TICAD summit in Tokyo last week is a must read. It’s littered with falsehoods, misrepresentations & confessions that the “new dispensation” rests on the same ground as the old!‘We are using our own domestic resources’President Mnangagwa’s push to open up Zimbabwe for investment captured the imagination of potential investors at the just-ended Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) summit.sundaymail.co.zw
2/5 Distancing himself from the Nov 2017 coup Mnangagwa told @nikkei that there’s no difference between him & Mugabe whom he said “stepped down” & ZanuPF elected him as successor. He’s forgotten ZanuPF’s central committee “elected” him on 19/11/17 & Mugabe “resigned” on 21/11/17
Prof Jonathan Moyo@ProfJNMoyo·19h 3/5 Aware of the illegitimacy of his presidency given the stolen 2018 presidential poll & the razor thin margin of the stolen result, Mnangagwa told @nikkei that he won “with over two-thirds majority in Parliament–more than 140 seats against the opposition’s 60”. A new result!
Prof Jonathan Moyo@ProfJNMoyo·19h 4/5 Mnangagwa grabbed power in a military coup on 15 Nov 2017 with a message that the economy had collapsed because of Mugabe’s old administration; now he says the econony collapsed 20 years ago because of “sanctions imposed on us by the West”. Same old Mugabe story, back again!
Prof Jonathan Moyo@ProfJNMoyo·19h 5/5 Mnangagwa told @nikkei that his administration removed the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act in OCTOBER 2018, when that is in point of fact just not true. The “repeal and replace” process for the indigenisation law was announced by @MthuliNcube only last month!