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Full Text: Jonathan Moyo’s Allegations Against Strive Masiyiwa – This Is War

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Former Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo beef with Strive Masiyiwa is still on and the Professor has published a series of tweets containing disturbing allegations on the Econet’s Founder. What started as a mere exchange of opinions has turned into a war of words.

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1/24 The self-righteous outburst by , supported by his fellow bible-quoting juntapreneurs, in response to a polite & genuine concern by reveals he holds himself as an untouchable who is beyond criticism. Yet his closet is full of despicable skeletons!

2/24  has escaped scrutiny, thanks to Zimbabwe’s flawed public discourse which has never been about facts, truth or ideas but about “good guys” versus “bad guys”; presumed to be such by definition, not by deed. So Zimbabwe, sadly, has no culture of truth-telling!

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3/24 When  was caught with his pants down after defending his wife’s indefensible outburst, smearing some human rights groups; he responded with an outburst smearing , labelling him a bad guy, inciting  to fire him, while posturing as Mr Good Guy!

4/24 Taking himself to be “the good guy of them all” & presuming his critics to be bad guys,  went berserk. For calling him out on his uncouth attack on , he smeared me with false & defamatory allegations, laced with epithets; best handled by lawyers!

5/24 The issue about , as it is about anyone else, is not whether he’s a good or bad guy but whether his deeds match his self-righteous claims. Is he the champion of human rights & democracy, that he claims to be? If he is, does that make him a God above criticism?

6/24 For the avoidance of doubt, it must be acknowledged upfront that has supported worthy philanthropic initiatives in & outside Zimbabwe for the benefit of society. This commendable support should be appreciated in its own right, as an inherently good thing!

7/24 All things considered,  is a bundle of falsehoods: he lies about his feats & failures of others, with reckless abandon. He lies that Econet is the biggest employer in Zimbabwe when government is. Small businesses are also employing more & well, as a sector!

8/24 ‘s biggest lie is his claim that he’s a champion of human rights & democracy. There’s no known or respected institution in Zimbabwe dedicated to the promotion of human rights & democracy in the country created by or from ‘s philanthropy. None!

9/24  owned the , as a political investment to massage his political ambitions & not to promote democracy with a free & professional press. Edited by the ever reckless Geoff Nyarota, ‘s  distinguished itself by publishing falsehoods!

10/24 The difference between ‘s  run down by Nyarota & today’s , is like that of day & night. The former was a political pamphlet & the latter is a newspaper. But this is a story for another time. Suffice to say  is an enemy of press freedom!

11/24 Over the years,  & his fellow juntapreneurs have conflated the fight for democracy & human rights with their personal fights against former President Mugabe. For them, to be anti-Mugabe became synonymous with being a champion of human rights & democracy!

12/24 ‘s fight with Mugabe did not originate from any concerns he had about lack of democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe but hail from a contractual dispute over a shoddy job that ‘s Retrofit company did at the former President’s rural home in Zvimba!

13/24 Recently  declared that Mnangagwa is “sincere”, signalling his support for the Harare junta. He capped this by calling for the removal of Zidera sanctions.  is fully entitled to his views, as is anyone else. But his views invite public questions!

14/24 When  says Mnangagwa is sincere, is he himself sincere? And when he calls for the removal of sanctions, having been party to their imposition in 2001, is he sincere that their targetted objectives for democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe have been achieved?

15/24 Parenthetically, & given his loud claims that he has supported MDC in his self-proclaimed quest for democracy & human rights in Zimbabwe, which party did  support in the July 2018 elections? What explains his loud silence on the Army atrocities of 1 Aug 2018?

16/24 When & how did  start working with Mnangagwa to know he is “sincere”? Is it from their Zambian days? Or their IBDC days? Or their 2008 runoff days? Or their 2013 election days or their 2018 election days? Or is it all these days plus some more in between?

17/24 As former President Mugabe’s right hand man until the 2017 coup, Mnangagwa abused his closeness to Mugabe to groom a cohort of political & business cronies for his ambitions. He went about this in a tribal, regional & Zambian way. A key product of this group is !

18/24 It’s not by accident that  was created by some up & coming businessmen around Mnangagwa, including  who later was alleged to have cheated the others out. While  has supported the , his horse has always been a Mnangagwa led  faction!

19/24 That  did not support MDC’s 2018 election campaign & that, after the stolen election he said Mnangagwa is “sincere”; testify to his longstanding support for Mnangagwa. In 2008,  gave  USD45m to purchase grain used in the -run runoff poll!

20/24 On the back of the 2008 runoff grain scheme, in 2013 Masiyiwa’s  joined Mbada Diamonds to give  some $60m to fund the organisation & conduct of the 2013 elections, outside treasury then run by . Mnangagwa & Chinamasa were the instrumental hands!

21/24 In 2015 ‘s schemed with Patrick Chinamasa, then a staunch Mnangagwa ally, to get $30m from  to pay salaries for civil servants through a dubious arrangement, whose backdrop was the longstanding relationship between  and Mnangagwa!

22/24 The’re many under cover dealings invloving  & Mnangagwa’s Army faction, since 2008 after a damning CIO report on , that almost got its license withdrwan only to be saved by monetary authorities, who cited many cases of ‘s cooperation with !

23/24  claims to be a champion of press freedom & supports this with reference to his ownership of the . But his relationship with the press is terribly bad. In 2015 his  connived with the Police to raid & ransack  offices & computers!

24/24 As a bondnote billionaire,  fancies himself as a big fish. But he’s in a small pond. Hard currency millionaires in bigger ponds with lots of big fish don’t behave like him. It’s time the other founders of  got the justice they have been long denied!

Patrick ChinamasaEconetStrive Masiyiwa

Patrick Anthony Chinamasa is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is the former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning .He was reappointed to the ministry after President Emmerson Mnangagwa had appointed his cabinet in November 2017.Chinamasa is former Minister... Read More About Patrick Chinamasa

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys... Read More About Econet

Strive Masiyiwa (born 1961) is a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless International a global telecommunications group. In 2002, Masiyiwa made it to the Time Magazine List of Most Influential People, and in March 2014, he was... Read More About Strive Masiyiwa

9 thoughts on “Full Text: Jonathan Moyo’s Allegations Against Strive Masiyiwa – This Is War

    1. Can you really take Professor Jonathan’s words for a fact and quickly label Masiiwa a fraud, wait until you hear his response. Never trust that disgraced professor

      1. Seems you haven’t been in Zimbabwe for a long time to figure out that Strive is a proud goon, who hides behind his thin finger! He uses the Bible to try and run, but God is also tired of his tricks. Nonsense! Prof could be disgraced but he is telling the truth.

  1. After all is said and done, who is better at making practical, life changing decisions, the gud Professor or the businessman? So much about our emphasis on top education vs practicalities…

  2. Prof, Leave Strive alone. He is a Blessing to Zimbabwe, Africa and the rest of the world. All your vituperation will not change our positive opinion about Mr. Masiyiwa.

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