Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo has sprung back to life- on the internet.
He has just tweeted a commentary on two judgments passed by Justice George Chiweshe yesterday in which he ruled that the military intervention that ended Robert Mugabe’s rule was legal while the dismissal of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Vice-President was illegal.
“If these breathtaking High Court Orders granted in Harare yesterday represent what is being peddled as a “new path”, then please pray for Zimbabwe. The country desperately needs God’s favour and intervention!” Moyo tweeted, sparking heated debate on Mugabe and Mnangagwa.
Moyo’s whereabouts are still unclear.
This is his fourth tweet since the military intervention on 15 November.
One tweet which said that he and his colleagues from the G40 faction of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front had skipped the country and were safe was removed from his twitter handle.
Two other tweets after Mugabe resigned are still there.
“There’ll never be anyone like Cde RG Mugabe. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have served my country under & with him. I’m proud that I stood with & by this iconic leader during the trying moments of the last days of his Presidency. Democracy requires politics to lead the gun!,” Moyo said.
“While the violence of the gun is real, powerful & devastating, it is always a temporary & empty deadend in that it is not as everlasting as the power of generational renewal which is unstoppable as a permanent force of history & progressive ideas.”
According to the law Moyo remains Higher Education Minister until Mnangagwa had announced a new cabinet.