NEWLY reinstated MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora has ruled out working with former Zanu-PF propagandist Professor Jonathan Moyo, saying Moyo is a toxic and divisive character who has never apologized for his role in polarizing the Zimbabwean political landscape through his ruthless control of the media while he was still in good books with Zanu-PF.
Moyo, who fled the country in November 2017 when the government of Robert Mugabe was toppled by the military, remains in self-exile and has supported the MDC Alliance under Nelson Chamisa.
“I would not want that person as an advisor to my party on democracy, I say this with the greatest respect. He has a right of personal opinion but he is not welcome in the MDC.
“Jonathan Moyo is a highly toxic, divisive political character who was ruthless when he had access to State power, and he has never apologized for his role in getting Zimbabwe to where it is today.
“I do not agree with his involvement with MDC, he is the person who was instrumental in the crafting of AIPPA and POSA obnoxious pieces of legislation,” Mwonzora declared yesterday.
Moyo, who has turned into a fierce critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is accused of being instrumental in the crafting of the repressive Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) at the turn of the millenium.
The Government of the late former President Robert Mugabe used the laws to crush organised dissent, harass journalists as well as members of the opposition MDC.
– Zimbabwe Voice