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War Of Words Between Strive Mayisiwa & Jonathan Moyo Continues

   

Strife Strive Masiyiwa’s move to delete his Twitter account in support of his wife’s boycott of the social media platform seems to be a never ending saga as the feud is roping in many other people and it seems now there’s a beef between Strive and Former Minister Jonathan Moyo.

Jonathan Moyo was vocal (as always) after Strive and his wife deleted their accounts. The self-exiled former minister tweeted:

One need not hold a brief for @dewamavhinga to realise how shocking, outrageous & unacceptable it is for Strive Masiyiwa to accuse Dewa of cyberbullying his wife; & top that by peddling his crap accusation on the Internet while name dropping, in the hope of costing Dewa his job!

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…who are the “some” & what gives Strive the notion that Tsitsi has a right to condemn the “some” without any objection from anyone?

Strive Masiyiwa has not been known to respond to online persecution but ever since he responded to the backlash he got after saying President Mnangagwa seems “sincere”, the businessman seems to be taking a stand. In similar fashion, Strive responded to Jonathan Moyo and took him on a history lesson:

One former Minister [now a champion of democracy] was involved in the shutting down of my newspaper, which was subsequently bombed. Same guy attacking me now!

Remember, Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and former owner of the Daily News newspaper and in 2001 there was a bombing at the Daily News offices and Masiyiwa seems to be alleging that Jonathan Moyo was behind the attack as he was the Minister of Information at the time. Jonathan Moyo also made sure there was as much censorship as possible so you can see why some would point fingers at him if there were any threats from members of media thought to be problematic by the government. The former minister denied having any involvement in the bombing last year.

Anyway, knowing Jonathan Moyo and his Twitter-fingers it was only a matter of time before he responded and the former minister has responded:

Strive, you’re a lumpen democrat & a stinking hypocrite. You claim not to read @Twitter, yet you twisted @dewamavhinga‘s TL , hoping to cost him his job. You shut down your paper by illegally not registering it. Recently you called the leader of your paper’s bombers, “sincere”!

Maybe certain businessmen and former politicians need to have their phones taken away and they can only use them during the holidays as some parents do with their kids because this whole issue seems largely unnecessary to me.


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