By John Chimunhu|
Chronicle editor Mduduzi Mathuthu has confirmed that he is in the United Kingdom but claims he is on “annual leave” until August 4.
On Friday, Mathuthu tweeted in a neutral tone about the progress of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai’s address at the prestigious Chatham House think tank in London.
Mathuthu is the target of a purge by Zanu PF faction members opposed to his appointment to the top job – usually reserved for a loyal party cadre -by information minister Jonathan Moyo in 2013.
Moyo was quizzed by police detectives Thursday about his role in recruiting Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, the man the cops say is Baba Jukwa, a divisive character who spilled Zanu PF secrets and clandestine strategies.
Political commentator and former MDC St Mary’s MP Job Sikhala said the Baba Jukwa issue was just a smokescreen for a wider attack on Jonathan Moyo, aimed at driving him out of Zanu PF party politics.
Sources said the police wanted to interview Mathuthu, who wrote an article claiming to be the publisher of Kudzayi’s first Baba Jukwa posts at Newzimbabwe.com before the account was allegedly hijacked by forces opposed to president Robert Mugabe.
Vice-president Joice Mujuru is said to have directed party administrator Didymus Mutasa to deal with Moyo and her archrival Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mutasa said Moyo – accused of being a ‘weevil’ by Mugabe – should be eliminated using ‘gamatox’, widely interpretted to mean murder.
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