President’s impending UK visit riles detractors

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President’s impending UK visit riles detractors
President Mnangagwa

Political Editor 

President Mnangagwa’s impending visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Zimbabwean President in more than two decades, has riled detractors, who see the Second Republic entering a fruitful new phase in the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

In a terse message dismissing a parody social media account in his name, Ambassador Chris Mutsvangwa said G40 elements, peeved by progress being made by the Second Republic through its resoundingly successful engagement and the re-engagement have now taken to phantom Twitter accounts in what can only be described as acts of cowardice and desperation.

Ambassador Mutsvangwa said all fingers were pointing to Jonathan Moyo.

“Jonathan Moyo is bereft of both attention and readership on his social media account. Addicted to limelight, he then clones my name and imposits. It is a despicable act of cowardice and irrelevance for a G40 pundit whose lifelong desire for apex power in Zimbabwe fell to a thundering thud in November 2017, Operation Restore Legacy. 

“Now EDM, their nemesis will likely fly to London soon. The three decade jinx in diplomatic relations between Harare and London is set to break so as to usher a new epoch of bonhomie. 

“Wither Jonathan Moyo in this hour when the Taliban is back in Kabul. Fawning acolytes of misguided imperial perfidy are leaking the wounds of unrewarding treachery against own people and home country. Lonely and hopeless exile has exacted its painful price,” said Ambassador Mutsvangwa.

Ambassador Mutsvangwa has been a victim of falsehoods from a parody account in his name, despite not having an account on Twitter.

At one point the phantom accounts in his name called for dialogue between the revolutionary party Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance, something that he never said.

While last year messages were sent on a fake Twitter account purported to be his, which he denied saying he suspected Moyo to be behind it.

Ambassador Mutsvangwa’s name has been registered on no less than five accounts while other leaders of the ruling party have also had fake accounts created in their names.

Under Twitter’s Impersonation Rules a person that pose as another person, brand, or organisation in a confusing or deceptive manner may be permanently suspended, but fake account holders usually get away with their crimes by opening multiple accounts.

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    Doris 1 month ago

    Cool. So two weeks in a quarantine hotel as the expense of the tax payer? How many hangers on for this trip? And why does ED want to go to England when most of the time he is slagging the Poms off?

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    Ndonga 1 month ago

    The Herald and this Chris Mutsvangwa always use plenty of big words that mean nothing. With all their hot air talk we still don’t know whether Mnangagwa is going to the UK or not.I for one hope that he does as it will give us Zimbabweans there a good chance to tell him how badly he has damaged our lives. And his quarantine hotel will give us plenty of good chances to do that.And borrowing words from Mutsvangwa, I am sure that he will be licking his wounds as well as leaking them.

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    Steve 1 month ago

    Challenging Shakespeare, with long winded garbage? “Wither Jonathan Moyo in this hour when the Taliban is back in Kabul. Fawning acolytes of misguided imperial perfidy are leaking the wounds of unrewarding treachery against own people and home country. Lonely and hopeless exile has exacted its painful price,” said Ambassador Mutsvangwa.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 1 month ago

    Beggars go to London in the hope that their begging bowl will be filled comrades.
    Often African leaders are able to fool western leaders into thinking they are nice people. Even in the old days Mugabe met the Queen and she would have thought he was a delightful fellow. That was until he showed his true colours and people, especially in Matabeleland, disappeared – in all about 25 000.