SELF-EXILED former Zanu PF propagandist Professor Jonathan Moyo has pushed back at Bishop Trevor Manhanga’s call for exiled G40 politicians to return home and help President Mnangagwa rebuild the country.
The alleged G40 members include former Cabinet Ministers Moyo who is based in Kenya, Savior Kasukuwere, Patrick Zhuwao, Walter Mzembi and Godfrey Gandawa, who are reportedly holed up in South Africa.
The former Zanu PF gladiators fled the country in 2017 after Robert Mugabe was removed by his military chiefs in a coup supported by the opposition MDC leaders and many Zimbabweans.
This was after their plot to push then First Lady Grace Mugabe into the Presidium was torpedoed by the army.
Moyo said he will never return to Zimbabwe as long Zanu PF led by President Mnangagwa is in power as that would be no different from walking himself into a slaughter house.
“Like compatriots elsewhere in the diaspora, I am ancestrally and, therefore, existentially Zimbabwean and Zimbabwe wherever I am, as such I did not and cannot flee Zimbabwe, but I fled murderous Gukurahundists that Bishop Manhanga was praying with and for,” Moyo told the NewsDay.
“They were baying for my blood and they had put my family on harm’s way, falsely accusing me of treason, causing disaffection in the army and working for the CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] through the then United States ambassador in Harare, Harry Thomas, whom I never met nor spoke to even for one second during his entire tenure in the country.
“Today, they are the illegitimate government. If I fled them when they were not in government, it is preposterous for anyone, let alone a whole bishop who ought to know better, to say I should go back to the murderous Gukurahundists today when they are the government. It’s like inviting me to a slaughterhouse. Hell no!” Moyo retorted.
Manhanga had made his remarks at a national thanksgiving and dedication service held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo.
The annual event was held under the theme: Pursuing Nation Building Initiatives in the Spirit of Godly Patriotism Ownership Unity and Inclusiveness.