Arrest Tsvangirai: Moyo
HARARE – Zanu PF loyalists masquerading as political analysts, including the
country’s most dangerous attention seeker Professor Jonathan Moyo have
called for the prosecution of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Minister
Jameson Timba for accusing Robert Mugabe of lying to the nation.
The discredited unemployed Political Scientist, Professor Jonathan Moyo says
what Prime Minister Tsvangirai and Minister Timba have done by calling
Mugabe a liar is in violation of the Criminal Code section 33, which he said
prohibits undermining the authority of the President or insulting the Head
of State and Government.
“I strongly believe that it is high time that the law should take its
course, it is totally unacceptable for Tsvangirai and Jameson Timba to call
Mugabe a liar.
Who is Tsvangirai?
He is just a senior minister and Timba a junior minister who is known for
spearheading and mobilising funds for independent media under the 3 million
pounds project sponsored by the west. This kind of behaviour whereby they
are sponsoring the private media to attack the president should come to an
end before it is too late,” said Professor Moyo.
Another party loyalist, Retired Brigadier General Felix Muchemwa said Prime
Minister and Minister Timba’s actions should be treated with the contempt
“This utterance should be dismissed with the contempt itdeserves, there is no way
President Robert Mugabe can lie to SADC, which heis a member to. Who is
Tsvangirai and Timba to call the president a liar?
The two are none entities to SADC, after all President Mugabe only gave a
short and precise statement of what exactly transpired at the SADC Summit in
South Africa,” noted Dr Muchemwa.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told MDC supporters at Gweru’s Mkoba
Stadium over the weekend that Robert Mugabe lied about what took place at
the just ended Summit held at Sandton, South Africa.
Zanu PF Sources in the Attorney General’s offices say such utterances by Mr
Tsvangirai and Mr Timba are a violation of the law and a serious offence
that can result in prosecution.
This is not the first time that Mr Tsvangirai has unleashed his loose tongue
The PM said this while addressing more than 10 000 party supporters who
thronged Mkoba Stadium in Gweru.
“The problem is that people like lies and evade the truth. An old man
(Mugabe) is lying about what happened in South Africa. President Mugabe was
there with his delegation and I was also there with my own delegation and he
should not lie to us about what happened,” Tsvangirai said before he
explained what he said transpired in South Africa.
“Some lies are self-defeating. The resolution was very clear on Zimbabwe,”
the Premier said.
President Mugabe and Zanu PF propagandists through the State media claim the
Livingstone Troika resolutions were rejected at last week’s meeting in South
Tsvangirai attacked army officials and State agents whom he said were
intimidating people and threatening not to recognise anyone other than
President Mugabe as leader of the country.
He blamed the military men’s behaviour on President Mugabe who he said gives
policy direction to the institutions as Commander-in-Chief and was supposed
to have control over them.
“I asked President Mugabe that you call yourself Commander-in- Chief who
gives policy direction to these is institutions. If they are not sent by you
it means they are defying your command or they are not respecting you. I
told him they were doing what they were doing in your name so you cannot
deny responsibility for what is happening,” Tsvangirai said.
“We will not argue with soldiers and police. They are national organs, but
they are individuals with their own attitudes. They say they don’t want
Tsvangirai. What is their problem? Did I take your wife?” he said. “If you
want politics, remove uniforms and we will show you.”
Tsvangirai said Zanu PF had run out of ideas and were abusing President
Mugabe who wanted to retire. The Premier said in one of their meetings with
President Mugabe, he had advised him to rest and he was not against that.
Tsvangirai said President Mugabe was clear to him that he wanted to rest,
but conceded he was worried about factionalism in his party that would be
disastrous if he retired.
“I warned him and he wants out. I don’t know whether it is fear, but he is
old. He needs help from young people like me. He is just old.
“President Mugabe was asked to present at the Sadc Summit and said he wanted
to thank (former South African President Nelson) Mandela (instead of
President Zuma),” said Tsvangirai. “He is just old.”
Tsvangirai told his supporters not to listen to what President Mugabe and
Zanu PF were saying about elections asserting his party would never engage
in an election without a clear roadmap.
“Never again shall we hold an election that is not legitimate. Zanu PF has
run out of ideas and continues to blame the MDC. As a way forward, we need a
constitution first, a referendum then we sit down and set a date for
He cannot do that alone. Don’t be fooled. If I am not satisfied, he will go
it alone. They want to do what they did on June 27. The election must be
supported by Sadc, Zimbabweans, African Union and the international
community then we go for elections,” Tsvangirai said