MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora says he is proud of the late United African National Congress (UANC) president and former Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Prime Minister, Bishop Abel Muzorewa.
Speaking in an interview with TechMagTV, Mwonzora insisted that he rates Muzorewa highly compared to the former President, the late Robert Mugabe.
Historians have labelled Muzorewa a puppet of the racist settler regime who allegedly worked with the Rhodesians to scupper blacks’ struggle for independence.
Responding on Twitter to Mwonzora’s comments, exiled former ZANU politburo member Professor Jonathan Moyo said:
MWONZORA SAYS MUZOREWA who, as Prime Minister of Rhodesia-Zimbabwe, raided & bombed freedom fighters in Zambia & Mozambique was the CORRECT NATIONALIST; and today, as Zim remembers the heroes who SACRIFICED their lives, MNANGAGWA is in bed with @DMwonzora.
MWONZORA says he is PROUD of Muzorewa, the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia between 1978 & 1979, whom he says later became “an insignificant figure in this country”. With this, are #ZDF & #ZanuPF officials/members PROUD of Mnangagwa’s PARTNERSHIP with @DMwonzora?
NOW MNANGAGWA is in bed with @DMwonzora, who says Muzorewa was the CORRECT NATIONALIST & gets his authoritative biography authored by an #MDC cofounder, EDDIE CROSS famous for BUSTING @UN sanctions against Rhodesia. So #ZDF, is this the LEGACY you RESTORED?
Watch Mwonzora speak about his admiration for Muzorewa: