1/24 Thank you @ProfMadhuku for an interesting but wrong opinion that s96(2) of the Constitution applies only to vps who're running mates & not current vps who're appointed. I offer my rejoinder because I triggered the debate👇🏿
2/24 You fatally misunderstand the IMPORT of s96(2) by linking the public notice of a resignation of a vp to HOW they ASSUMED office, when it is about announcing a VACANCY that affects SUCCESSION to the Presidency; regardless of whether the resigning vp was ELECTED or APPOINTED!
3/24 I will elaborate on the above key point later, but first some points in limine on some surrounding observations. Firstly, I don't understand why you thought it necessary to present your opinion as an "extract from an academic manuscript". Is it a peer reviewed "extract"?
1/17 It's outrageous & unfortunate that some quarters are alleging, with no proof, that @zimlive got the Mohadi audios from a #ZanuPF faction linked to the #CIO or #MID. The allegation is aimed at discrediting @zimlive. It's a bizarre case of shooting the messenger!
2/17 The bizarre claim is that, so as not to be duped by a ZanuPF faction as happened in the 2017 coup, the opposition shouldn't be excited about @zimlive's historic exposé of Mohadi's salacious phone-chats with women, one married, which led to his resignation as Vice President!
3/17 The claim is bizarre not only because its peddlers purport to know @zimlive's sources of the Mohadi audios, but also because they seek to appropriate and own @zimlive; as part of their political agenda, whatever that agenda is, in Zim's current toxic & treacherous politics!
Hatred, I refer to your scurrilously defamatory story in the @HeraldZimbabwe today (18 January 2021) in which you allege that I face rape accusations. I take your scandalously false allegations seriously!
2/9 Your story alleges that Mrs Sipho Mazibuko claims in a Facebook post that I "RAPED" her 11 years ago. Her attached Facebook post that I've seen alleges that I "SEXUALLY ABUSED" her, which I categorically & emphatically deny. You've elevated her "sexual abuse" claims to RAPE!
3/9 On 13 January 2021, your @HeraldZimbabwe published a revealing article about Mrs Sipho Mazibuko and her issues that I am attaching herewith, whose contents speak for themselves, as a background to your scurrilously defamatory story published today👇🏿! herald.co.zw/mazibuko-eyes-…
1/6 @TeeMuchehiwa, nephew of @zimlive editor, @Mathuthu, was abducted on 30 July 2020 by Mnangagwa's Ferret Force, which tortured him for three days. The Ferret Force was/is looking for @Mathuthu to get him to name the source who fingered Auxillia Mnangagwa in the Drax drug scam!
2/6 This is part of the FERRET FORCE that abducted @TeeMuchehiwa. The team has been separated & redeployed around the country, to hide them. For example Frank Muzembe is now in Mash West; Innocent Chigona in Mash Central; Joshua Zingwe in Masvingo; Ronald Musarurwa still in Byo!
3/6 Another ferret in @TeeMuchehiwa's abduction who deleted his pictures when others were outed is Loveridge "Chief Svosve" Chinyanga, Officer in Charge of #CIO's Matapi station. He is said to be notoriously ruthless & muscles his way to be part of abduction & torture operations!
1/21 I'm uploading herewith raw evidence which exposes Mnangagwa & his wife Auxillia as the barons & beneficiaries of money laundering & gold smuggling by one Mohamed Zakariya Patel. The evidence covers the period from 24 May 2018 to 14 January 2019!
2/21 As is often the case in such matters, the main enabler tends to vary either their name by use of different spellings or even use of different names. So, here you get Mohamed Zakariya Patel, or Mohamed Zakaraya Patel or Mohammed Zackaraya Patel commonly known as "Zaks Patel"!
3/21 The raw evidence consists of WhatsApp chats between Mohamed Zakariya Patel & Ishamaiel Mossa Lunat; along with key documents that backup the content of the chats. The chats specifically refer to "Number 1" (Mnangagwa), "first lady" (Auxillia) & "Pres (President's) Office"!
1/24 @MinisterSBMoyo's PA Lynette Mahlaba has been AWOL from circa Feb 2020 & not seen at the Ministry since lockdown. Staff say she's training for posting in SA or on maternity leave. Truth is SB lied to wifey that he fired his PA in Feb yet he moved her to a Kuda Tagwirei bldg!
2/24 The Kuda Tagwirei bldg is on 11 Argyle Drive, Newlands, Harare. That's where @MinisterSBMoyo, who has a private office there, has literally been hiding his PA from his wife, under the false pretext that he fired her in Feb; yet she's still with him on the Ministry's payroll!
3/24 It is an open secret in the foreign affairs ministry that @MinisterSBMoyo is in a relationship with his PA. Things came to a head in Feb when SB's wife said she didn't want to see the PA at the Ministry. SB then moved her to a Tagwirei bldg, but lied that he had fired her!
1/4 After Justice Happias Zhou came third in recent public interviews for ConCourt judges, Chief Justice Malaba has arm twisted the interviewing panel to remove Zhou's name from @JSCZim list of five judges recommended for ConCourt appointment!
2/4 Out of seven judges interviewed by the @JSCZim panel chaired by Chief Justice Malaba, five were nominated by Mnangagwa's office: Justices Chinembiri Bhunu, Paddington Garwe, Annie-Marie Gowora, Ben Hlatshwayo & Rita Makarau. Excluded were Justices Bharat Patel & Happias Zhou!
3/4 The top three performers from the public interviews as scored by the @JSCZim interviewing panel were:
1. Justice Rita Makarau
2. Justice Paddington Garwe
3. Justice Happias Zhou
The ordering is per how they were ranked according to their performance!
Lieutenant Colonel GIFT MUNANA, a deadly exRhodesian & exGukurahundi soldier who was SAS Commander untill just before the Nov 2017 coup, has been recalled from retirement to lead special operations against Mnangagwa's political opponents in & outside Zim. His team has been to SA!
Lieutenant Colonel GIFT MUNANA was a Selous Scout in Rhodesia. After Independence in 1980, he operated with #gukurahundi forces in Matabeleland!
1/3 Zim's special forces (SAS) recently carried out two audacious operations against Owen Mudha Ncube, CIO minister, at his residence to expose his insecurity. One night, they immobilized his security guards & left them asleep. Mudha found them all in deep slumber in the morning!
2/3 One morning days after the first incident, which Mudha blamed on his security whom he wanted fired, he & his wife woke up on their bed in the middle of their yard. His gun, which he sleeps with under his pillow had been disarmed & put on the yard some two meters from the bed!
3/3 The SAS's Mudha operation wasn't the first of it's kind. They did the same to Sekeremayi, defence minister in 2017. They went into his bedroom, kept him & his wife asleep, took money; & a bag & suit were left in the yard. It was reported as a burglary! google.com/amp/s/www.sund…
1/7 It's not in dispute that after the 2018 general election, a political party, MDC-ALLIANCE was formed. The rights of this party are protected by the Constitution of Zimbabwe. The leaders, members & supporters of the MDC-A have an obligation to defend their party by all means!
2/7 There're two reasons why MDC-T seeks to runaway from its tainted name to contest elections in MDC-A's name: their MDC-T can't win any election against MDC-A & @DMwonzora wants to use MDC-A name to reclaim Parly funds given to MDC-A in 2018 & 2019; which he claims were abused!
3/7 The MDC-ALLIANCE is not a name but a symbol of a formidable social base made up of leaders, members & supporters. Names of political parties don't matter in Zim; what matters are registered party symbols. No one, let alone MDC-T, can use this MDC-A election symbol👇🏿. No one!
1/9 Under international law the primary responsibility of a govt is to protect its citizens. Where a govt fails to protect citizens the international community has a duty to step in. Mnangagwa's rogue govt has created an illegal Ferret Force to abduct & torture targeted citizens!
2/9 Mnangagwa's abduction & torture force consists of ferret teams with operatives mainly from the CIO & MID, that sometimes include CID officers from ZRP's Law & Order section. While ferret teams are now in every district, they are most active in Bulawayo & especially in Harare!
3/9 The main & in fact only purpose of the ferrets, a self-given name after the 2017 coup, is to abduct & torture citizens accused of threatening or undermining Mnangagwa's authority & identified either by Isaac Moyo & Owen Mudha Ncube at the CIO or by General Thomas Moyo at MID!
1/5 Outrageous & false assertions were made at yesterday's Sapes Zoom debate on the implications of the recall of MDC-A MPs. For example Paul Mnangagwa lied that Zim's electoral system is based on the primacy of the party. Balderdash from a lawyer who claims to have co-led COPAC!
2/5 Zim elections are based on a first past the post electoral system. Party list results for electing senators & women's quota in the National Assembly, using a special "proportional representation formula" in the Electoral Act, rely on first past the post constituency results!
3/5 The only MANDATORY requirement for candidates in the 210 constituencies is that they must be nominated by at least five registered VOTERS in the constituency they're contesting in & must countersign to accept their nomination. The VOTER is thus more important than the PARTY!
1/15 #WhyChasiWasFired: Below & in the next hours, days, maybe even weeks & months, I'll share with you the true story of why Mnangagwa yesterday criminally fired @fortunechasi as Minister of Energy & Power Development. The criminality involves theft of at least USD 1,2 billion!
2/15 In the statement that announced @fortunechasi's dismissal yesterday, Chief Secretary to the President & Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, said Chasi's "conduct of Government business had become INCOMPATIBLE with the President's EXPECTATIONS". It's very important to unpack this!
3/15 Chasi's conduct of Government business was INCOMPATIBLE with Mnangagwa's EXPECTATIONS in one respect in two cases, which cost him his cabinet post: Chasi did not want ministerial decisions made for him, he wanted to make or recommend decisions & take responsibility for them!
1/18 Some here believe they've uncovered a "secret letter" that @PatrickZhuwao & I sent to @MYANC on 5 July 2020. For Christ's sake, the letter was made public by Zhuwao. There're reasons why it was shared. It's best to uncover them before jumping into conclusions! #ZanupfMustGo
2/18 It's sad & most unfortunate that in Zim, public discourse is invariably poisoned by a negative focus on persons over issues or ideas. Any public duscourse that seeks to box targeted or hated individuals into a thoughtless culdesac is absurd, crass & unhelpful! #ZanupfMustGo
3/18 Our letter is only a problem statement as an invitation to @MYANC to have a conversation on the crisis in Zim; given SA's critical role in Zim politics. The letter has talking points with no solutions. It was intended to kickstart, not to end the conversation! #ZanupfMustGo
1/4 As momentum gathers for the people's #31July2020 action to restore constitutionalism & recover the economy to save Zimbabwean lives & livelihoods, the jittery regime is mobilising @PoliceZimbabwe to train officers in brutality. Below is an example in Bulawayo! #ZanupfMustGo
2/4 The best legal way is to exercise your ss 58, 59 & 61 rights in your area. Take Glen Norah A, B & C in Harare. They have one police station with 21 officers. If Glen Norah demonstrations & sit-ins are at its shops & offices, the 21 officers can't use brutality! #ZanupfMustGo
3/4 Another Harare example is Waterfalls. It encompasses Parktown, Zindoga & Mainway Meadows; all with one police station that has less than 30 officers & no cars. If Waterfalls residents demonstrate at shops & sit-in at public offices there, 30 #ZRPs won't manage! #ZanupfMustGo
Initially I had intended this to be an article. But concerns shared with me via DM about downloading issues, and the convenience of a focused and tweet-specific duscussion & debate, persuaded me to do a thread, as I have done before!
2/24 While some may see ZanuPF as a political party, it has never been one. I did not have this view before 2000, but since then I have come to understand that ZanuPF is a system or culture steeped in the military; with a tainted history, a troubled present, with no future!
3/24 The fact that ZanuPF is not, and I would say has never been, a political party, in the traditional sense of the term, has far reaching implications on why it must go. Before developing this further, some preliminaries on important assumptions underlying this intervention!
1/9 Congratulations to Malawi's Tonse Alliance for winning the presidential election & to Malawians for once again expressing their will which will undoubtedly count, this time. Clearly nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. There are huge lessons for Zimbabwe from Malawi!
2/9 Four factors explain how Malawians reversed the 2019 theft of the presidential election:
*United support for the opposition by a cross section of Malawian voices;
*A transparent, fearless & independent judiciary; and
*A professional & apolitical military!
3/9 In Malawi's election, the military was with the people & the law; in Zim's election the military was against the people & the law. General Sibanda was right two days ago about the corruption of some bosses, but the most cancerous corruption in Zim is having a ZanuPF military!
1/5 "Khupe strikes again as 9 more MDC-A MPs expelled from Parliament" @NewZimbabweCom 23/6/20
It's outrageous that the unconstitutional recall circus in Parliament continues unabated. What's troubling is that the MDC-A seems to have no effective response! newzimbabwe.com/breaking-khupe…
2/5 It's clear from the attached ALLIANCE AGREEMENT, signed by Morgan Tsvangirai & being used by @DrThoko_Khupe & @DMwonzora in their recall circus, that it was not used for the 2018 poll by the MDC-A; which contested as a political party in its own right! drive.google.com/file/d/1yoCiQd…
3/5 In terms of Clause 1.0 of Tsvangirai's Agreement, the identity of the Alliance is defined by "a common symbol...being an open palm incorporating the image of the Alliance Presidential Candidate and the name and logo of each party underneath". No such symbol was used in 2018!
I'm proud to have led the Initiative to mobilize & popularize support for the historic land reform programme through a media outreach that eschewed & replaced the jambanja approach that some had preferred & used. Our Initiative birthed the 75% local content media-policy!
I stand by this with no apology whatsoever. I realise some disagree vehemently. I respect their right to disagree but I strongly disagree with them too; not only as my right but also because I know that the majority of Zimbabweans supported & support the land reform programme!
In life one must stand for something. For me the land reform
programme is a bottom line. It was a necessary fulfillment of a key goal of Independence. But it was wrong to do it in a violent jambanja way; that's why we initiated the media outreach programme with clear messages!
2/4 "Edison Zvobgo secretly told (Cephas) Msipa after the (#ZanuPF Central Committee) meeting (held in Harare on 31 December 1982): the decision was simply that let's massacre Ndebeles".
3/4 "Mugabe, who had denounced the bishops after their unrelenting pressure as "sanctimonious prelates" and "foreign agents", had also indicated in one of their meetings that the Ndebeles were resisting his rule because they didn't want to be ruled by a Shona leader".
1/10 The countdown to the lockdown is over but the govt remains clueless about how to fight the #coronavirus. This is because it's in denial & ignorant about how the virus is spreading in Zim. To the govt, the lockdown is about "keeping up with the Joneses"; everyone is doing it!
2/10 Sadly, but not surprising, the govt is treating the lockdown as a law and order operation. Yet it should be a medical lockdown defined & visible by medical interventions to stem the spread of the #coronavirus backed by measures to safeguard livelihoods & protect the economy!
3/10 Evidence of govt's ineptitude is scandalous. For example, @MoHCCZim, the presumed lead agency in the fight against the #coronavirus, has started the first day of the lockdown with an update that govt has done only 194 #COVID19 tests to date & that no test was done yesterday!