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Glorification Of Smith Is Coming From People Who Were Part Of 2017 Coup - Jonathan Moyo

Glorification Of Smith Is Coming From People Who Were Part Of 2017 Coup - Jonathan Moyo

Exiled former Information Minister, Jonathan Moyo has reiterated that the last Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Douglas Smith was never better than the late Robert Mugabe or the incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

He makes the remarks when some members of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) have in the recent past been arguing that the ruling ZANU PF has failed the nation and has actually destroyed what Smith built.

They also argue that human rights violations during the Smith era were not as serious as it is under the ruling ZANU PF. Moyo disagrees. He said:

I know I am a sinner and thus an imperfect human being; but zvisinei ndinopika naMwari kuti no person & no political party can piss on the liberation struggle by glorifying Ian Smith for whatever reason, and expect a political dividend from that. Izvo hazvigoni kana zvikaita sei!

Hamadzangu it is absurd to say “Ian Smith was better”; knowing he was not, but just as a dig on ruling authorities in Zim; it’s like having the opposition in Germany or Israel saying Hitler was better, only as a dig on ruling authorities in those countries. Aiwa, iyo hayitambike!

CCC folks glorify Ian Smith, a settler colonialist like Cecil Rhodes; lying that he was better and did wonders for whites when the racist dog was the worst of 8 white prime ministers; who started & lost a 15-year war that bankrupted Rhodesia & turned it into hell for whites!

Glorification of Ian Smith’s racist rule is a treacherous denigration of the liberation struggle, which resulted in the return of violently stolen indigenous land. By 2013; 276,620 black households had reclaimed 12,117,000 ha that were with only 3,500 whites under Ian Smith!
There can be no circumstance that warrants the glorification of racist dogs like Ian Smith & Cecil Rhodes. Notably, the glorification of Smith is coming from quarters that were part of the 2017 coup; some of them called it “a miracle” & others wrote long essays supporting it!
Recently, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said it is disheartening to hear some young Zimbabweans arguing that it was better to live in Ian Smith’s Rhodesia than Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe and himself.
He added that the total independence, freedom, democracy and sovereignty “we are enjoying as Zimbabwe, will never be sacrificed for any socio-political or economic expediency.”

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Putin 🇷🇺 OG 🐊 1 month ago

100% correct Jonso Smith was worse ma police reserve munomaziva muchingovukura


dispenser 1 month ago

What a naked lie , who organized a coup ,who put Mugabe under house arrest . Apart from that who chased Jonathan and his friends out of the country .Is it the opposition ???;!!!

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Ungada urumende yakasvonaka kupfura apa ungaiwanepi?


Zuze 1 month ago

VYBZ unofunga nema****.
Mudehenya rako hamune chiro

Chii chakaitwe nechihurumende chauri kupembedza chinoonekera?

Luv 1 month ago

Say it more Jona,the reality is clear and those who think otherwise,it will not be.


Jojo Zvenyika Chenjera 1 month ago

Yes Smith was a rascist. Yes Smith ill-treated blacks. Yes Smill killed, imprisoned & exiled blacks. ED is a rascist. ED abuses fellow blacks. ED kills his black folks. ED exiles fellow kin and kith eg you Jonathan Moyo,Kasukuwere,Zhuwao & Mzembi. And all those forced into the diaspora.ED imprisons and tortures. ED kidnaps. The only difference between the 2 Smith and Mnangagwa which makes the latter being labelled as worse is that under the former jobs were available,the economy was functional,transport industry was superb and agriculture and health services were excellent. Smith liked his kith and kin but ED hates us. That's why Mr. Professor we are saying tidzorereyi hedu kuRhodesia were we will be called Kaffirs asi tine mabasa,vana vachifunda,zvipatara tichirapwa sikongo,tichikwira mabhazi asinga pinde mudzimba dzevanhu. Saka u can spin and swank Jonso Smith was better


feyafeya 1 month ago

wakaenda kuhondo nhaiwe. ndokisaka mose mune pfungwa dze huku.....chicken brain. basa reku imbiswa kuti Zimbabwe yakanaka iwe kana salt chaiyo mumba hauna. basa reku nwiswa masuper nekuputoswa mutoriro

dispenser 1 month ago

makava defeater kupi

dispenser 1 month ago

Makava defeater kupi

**** off vybz kartel muSatanist 1 month ago

Ian Smith akasiya iwewe vibes kartel.

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

When we defeated whites after a protracted war of independence, they left behind their remnants who want to ferment violence and chaos in the country. We will deal with them.
ZANU PF is the only party which has a history and a legacy for this country. We will not allow zvimbwasungata (puppets) to rule this country.

Gas Mboko 1 month ago

how far ma "measures" akazotaurwa here yesterday?


Zuze 1 month ago

Measures DOLOLO

Mujibha 1 month ago

You may hate Jonso but this is truth said. Jonso is a think tank. Those digs only embarrass our identity as blacks.


mafirakureva 1 month ago

at least vamwe vakaendaniuhondo and hauvanzwe vachi taura zvehondo. jonso hauna kuenda kuhondo iwe. shutup

dispenser 1 month ago

He is a liar , trying to bootlick on Munangagwa that he may return to Zimbabwe. He is forgetting that he mentioned that a cop and who is a victim of that cop . Confused cockroach it is not opposition who organized a cop

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maidhona 1 month ago

problem inana chamisa havazive varungu vakakurira mugeto kubudiriroo. muDhara Bob aive asingadi varungu aivazivaa.. inini varungu ndinovaziva varungu havadi munhu mutema, varungu kuti ufunge kuti mukuwirirana unenge uchishandiswa.. ndakakura navo, ndikashanda navo ndikaenda nzvimbo dzose dzavanoenda hatiwirirane.. Bob was right....


Imi maidhona 1 month ago

Anotida wacho ndiani ndiED ere kkkkkk varungu hatidi 100% well said but Ed wenyu haana here kuita chirongwa chekuvadzosa muminda yakarwirwa hondo kuti ivhu rive redu. Chandoziva hangu Comparing Ed and Ian smith zvakafanana nekuti guys nyoka inoita ndeip rovambira nemhungu kkkkkk nyoka inyoka ndozviri apa. Chakanaka chazoitwa naED chiiii chaizvo

kkkk 1 month ago

wotonzwa ama2000 achiti smith was better wotoshaya kuti zviri kufamba seyi.wotowona kuti poritikisi nenzara zvatora pfungwa chokwadi


Vana havana mhosva kkkkk 1 month ago

Nzara yacho ikutadza kupedzwa ere vana vacho vafunge zvakanaka kkkkkk ama 2000 vaikushaya mabasa chikafu mudzimba vabereki varukundika saaaaa moda vatiiii havo ivo vachingoona havo maPositive results enguva yaIan smith wacho. Provai vana wrong ava build new schools hospitals and clinics, create employment mukazonzwa vakuti Ian smith was better moziva vanopenga kwete kungovaJudger

Zim $ 1 month ago

chii chakaitika kuti $ redu risatenge neradio kuti iti hondo yeminda


👀 1 month ago

izvozvo zve liberation wat wat hazvinei necurrent generation baba, , we need a life worth living, we need a country to live, not a hell of political, social and economic
persecution .
Iwe Jonso huya ugare neZanu yako ne liberation ne independence yako iyoyo and everything else from that old people's home, isu we will fight for our own independence to the last breath
Smith was a better devil than zvatirikuona apa izvi, far much better, almost 80% of infrastructure yatirikushandisa now ws build by smith, all u can do nemamwe machembere ako is glorifying in destroying it and blame the plunder on sanctions...TO HELL with you ❗❗ Voetsak


dispenser 1 month ago

liar not correct,why is it not happening in Zambia , Malawi and many more African countries.Misrepresantation of information.

Gas Mboko 1 month ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏

Cable Guy 1 month ago

Well said sir

Tkt 1 month ago

@Mujibha,,,, haureve nhema ipapo wangu
Neniwo I'm not in a position to compare and contrast the two Regimes; smith's & ZANU-PF but what I back is the ZANU-PF notion of not allowing foreign powers to design how we must run our country
The only thing that's keeping us Africans trailing is importation of culture we've totally lost our norms & customs 🛃 zvachose
God Bless Africa to stand on its own ini handife ndakafarire umwe murume kuzondi udza how to run my family
Ndoku Dora mvura inopisa maskati machena


Zuze 1 month ago

@Tsikidzi, tanya wapfeka nhembe usati wataura zvekutonga mhuri yako. Wodzokera kunokanga mhandire

Exile 1 month ago

@Jonso nyarara kutsvaga dzvene ku ZANU


mafirakureva 1 month ago

jonso inga waka tiza nyika ine huchi nemukaka. uri kuitei kuhwanda muma skates emukadzi kukenya ikoko. mbwende

Mtwakhaz 1 month ago

African hut was valued at $2us and earnings per month were $0.50. Now we have at least greedy black first class citizens land owners company owners not workers ( middle-class)


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

I have heard others here saying down with triple C, let me assure you that there is nothing that it can achieve, you see how we crush lice with a stone.
You put it on a flat stone and then flatten it to the extent that even flies will not make a meal out of it.


Magufulification 1 month ago

All I know is that Smith was doing was for the betterment of whites not blacks ..Nhamo inhamo amai havaroodzwe! Africa unite for betterment of Africans look at Libya .


Biden 1 month ago

Come back home jonso


Anonymous 1 month ago

Its actually a phenomenon yekuti a poor man reminds a rich man of what he will have been without money. Anozviona pauri iwe murombo kuti dai ndisina mari ndingadai ndakaita seuyu. So most of them rich men try by all means to create a rich men society kwavanogara without interacting wth the poor. They know kuti its wrong kuti imbwa yake inoda budget re $1000US pamwedzi whilst umwe munhu achifa nenzara. So its not like Smith hated blacks, or ED hates us... Its just that the rich men have got that bad relationship wth the poor.. ukatoita zvimari unotomwa doro na Smith na ED.


Yeah 1 month ago

Yeah guz munhu anoti heee heee avoka vamwe venyu kuhondo kwacho mamusiko vamwe vakangoita kuinzwa varikundari vabva vatiza Zimbabwe makutanga kuhukura now satan... maZanu musatinyangadza manzwa makufarisa kuyendza mai venyu nemudzinh wenyu manzwa... ungaita mai mukadzi... kna imi muchit ccc inoda kudzosa nyika kuvarungu siyai idzoseka kna ikadzosa kwacho pane pamuchanorwa hondo here imi harahwa nechembere vanhu vasisina meno mumuromo zvavo. Mukange moimbswa nziyo dzechimurenga dzechizvno munodzdeera. Vana ****. Maguta kunyarwa


Ndini Ndadaro 1 month ago

I just want Chamisa, Biti and Sikhala heads


Ndini Ndadaro 1 month ago

Their bodies motora henyuu and feed them to dogs


Yeah 1 month ago

Guyz imika. Nenera jah praiser akaimba humbwende imi ndmi vamwe vacho. Mumondiudza kut now muno hamuna varungu hre the likes of vana Bill Rautenbrg varkushandsa vanhu for nothing. Mondiudza imi kut muno macho mamurikut hatide varungu ko after the Rhodesian tym makaitwei muno nevamunot vanogona vacho. Maminerals murikuateresa nechina mot hamuna varungu maChaina mayellow born hanty ndzvo aaaaa inga muchiri kumahumbwe nechengare ndchitoti ndribaba kunekamwe kamwana kepanekaz pangu tirivasvava. Bepurai mheni mubve kutsi kwe hope....


Yeah 1 month ago

Unot baba vari **** mai zvimwechetezvo mwana anoyenda nepi ndaaapedza kana ukazvpa answer apa wapedza masport.


Edmund Kudzayi 1 month ago

Useless propaganda as usual from prof jonathan as usual. Trying in vain to divert the people's focus from the real issues. We have nothing to do with his useless debate of who was better smith or mnangagwa... The real issue is, this zanu regime has dismally failed to deliver. The country is in a mess becz of zanu failure to adapt to sustainable forms of govnmt which improves the standads of living of citizens. We ar in a worse state than we were when mnangagwa staged the coup in 2017. Zanu has failed and must step down, thats the issue here not to try to draw us to a useless debate which brings nothing in conclusion.


Mai Ro 1 month ago

Endi futi tati yellow....nyika yose yati yellow..!!!


tc 1 month ago

nyika ndeyevatema ndimi munopa muchena zvekuita asi muchishanda mese iye achiziva kt nyika inevaridzi,chinodiwa upenyu hwakanaka,uye kusadya huku zvese nemazai acho panosarei ?ndipo patiri now


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Smith was better because he was white 😂 koo vamwe are they white or black...


Born free 1 month ago

If Liberation struggle was important why there are fanctions in zanupf and who organized the coup? After coup we saw ED traveling all over Europe including our colonizers Britain begging them to come and invest here.ma ground breaking mangani akaitwa na ED where are those investors?mauraya nyika ndimi nehumbavha hwenyu .iwewe wakatizei kuno


Anonymous 1 month ago

They said Smith was better not because he is white. Smith was better because at that time Rhodesia was the bread basket for Africa, Smith was better because Harare was the sunshine city, Smith was better because the Railways were working and trains were modern, Smith was better because Roads were not death traps and there was continous building of roads and infrastructure, Smith was better because civil servants were paid a decent wage both blacks and whites, Smith was better because there was no inflation,


Swagger 1 month ago

S h u t~u p Jonathan iwewe wakatizei kuno? vana vema Ministers varikudzidza abroad kuvarungu ivavo vamurikuti chamisa akuda kudzosa varungu.chibage futi murikutenga ku Zambia kumurungu wamakadzinga ku Banket chimwe kuMalawi kuma British iwayo arikurima ikoko.Mkwane Zanupf


Mkanya 1 month ago

Smith was the devil incarnate.. Satan. Being compared to Satan is worse


Born free 1 month ago

HOW IS ROBERT JUNIOR? NEXT TIME ASADYE ICE-CREAM YAASINA KUTENGA.


Dirigsme 1 month ago

Jonso is doing a research oh How a Black gvt is worse than it's preceding coloniser. In that theses he is looking for the statistics of how many people support Smith and how many for Mnangagwa. As you debate here he is writing down the tangible arguments. At the conclusion he will convince students of political administration that every gvt that was born out of liberation struggle failed. He will prove that African states will never have economic stability,political tranquility and social stability as long as they are in the hands of former liberation fighters. Research shows that former colonial states need revolutionary change and a complete paradigm shift to enable them to develop. Erstwhile we will continue to retrograde.


Sca 1 month ago

Vote CCC for a better life. Once Chamisa rules the country, it will be beautiful in one day's time.


factos 1 month ago

Ok Smith was a witch but he never gave stones to his children when they ask for bread.

unlike this so called old age dictator ED Munangagwa
who prefers to give stones to his children


.. 1 month ago

Yes Smith was better, far much better than this government. Civil servants were paid wages, i remember by that time if your car was damaged bcoz of potholes the gvt was the one doing repairs. There was no inflation the currency had value. Industrieswere functioning. But now look at industry section, Railways, roads, etc. In clinics there is no medication.
This party has done nothing except damading what was left by the whites.


Aratiji Yesi 1 month ago

Chokwadi chaicho ndechekuti vashoma vanhu vachikuda zvaED neZANUPF yake. Vanhu vatambura even those who suffered under Smith say zvaitova nani ende hutsinye hebhunhu unotonzwisisa kuti imhandu yangu nekuti takatosiyana kana paganda. Zvekusokoleswa neweganda rinenge rako izvi zvakangooma.
Haiwa Smith and Rhodesia was better that this Dictator and his empire. Kunga munhu asina ropa mutsinga kudaro.


.. 1 month ago

Now roads are full of potholesno repair, in hospitals there'sno medication we are given prescription when u go to a pharmacy they need forex when paying they use blackmarket rate while we are paid at govt's rate. Civil servants are working only to get peanuts. This gvt izicabangela yona yodwa izidlela imali yodwa. People are suffering most of Zimbabweans are migrating to look for greener pastures out of the country and they are illtreated there is xenophobia some are dying ther bcoz in Zim there are no jobs.


Ddd 1 month ago

musoro sebewura..uchagara mubako kusvika wafa !


bigsam 1 month ago

signing for supper


Joe Brownn 1 month ago

Jonso is bitter with CCC's refusal to accept him but but it's even ridiculous to compare Smith and Zanu-PF goons who are clueless on how to run the economy and are champions in human rights abuses. Smith was far better than these black hyenas.


Advocate 1 month ago

Thank you apo

🗣️ Voiceless🇿🇼 1 month ago

for your own information we did not partake in this coup, or what so ever but we watched it as they unfold it amongst themselves.
the masses partook only in celebration of what we all thought will bring a transformation to the new Zimbabwe that was promised.
Again it was Zimbabwe celebrating in Harare not one party celebration.

we support Ian Smith because during our time things were much better than now, Ian Smith left what we are using now most of it.
Atleast by then Rhodesia was bread basket of Africa.

Atleast those who supports Ian Smith as you say partook in the coup according to your opinion, they stood for the coup and didn't show cowardness by running away from it.


Ginious 1 month ago

ok toti it seems Ian Smith was better based on what we see zvaakaita.

Matabharuka 1 month ago

Jonathan Moyo he is right about Comparing Ian Smith and the Gvt of Black People,but indove yemunhu haazive zvaanoda


Gafa 1 month ago

U are a siner thanks so whats yo advise for yo fellows to go to hell?Kunze kuri kurwadzaka taura naED akuite Councillor kuNyatsime uone.


Oskid 1 month ago

Wakachekeresa mwana waida kuita President wei u are a family size fool .Manje ED ndiwo mushonga wemakonzo unouraya ipapo ipapo come home for roast.


mdara loli pop 1 month ago

Kuda kutivhara ne nhau dze hondo zvema hara apa ivo vanhu vachitambura. Ian Smith was only a racist one but munyika munhu wese achidya achiguta. Sekuru Jonso musavateedzera ndozvavanoita kana vaakuda kudzokera ku Zanu, vasuwa kuba mari dze hurumende vachidya ne nzenza dzavo sezvirikuita team rana ED nana Guveya.


CDE Victor Matemadanda 1 month ago

Of course, but on the real analysis Robert Mugabe and all his Zanu pf EDIOTS,,, They have destroyed this Zimbabwe,,,, Zimbabwe under Smith was the bread basket of Africa now under Mugabe and Zanu Zimbabwe now is begger state Smith was better , The capital city was called the Sunshine city,,, now where is the sunshine nemadomasi akutengeserwa munaFirst street,,, Smith was better musatityisidzira nehondo takairwa tese


Mujibha 1 month ago

You are disgrace to your own race slave. Smith was using cheap labour exploiting blacks and implemented apartheid to suit his race. Black people lived in conjested reserves without any freedom. Today you are free to shape your own destiny, stop
begging for sanctions they affect the povo. Any person who support Smith after the Chimurenga crimes is a dog and does not deserve to live, a dead person is better than him.

Mambo pfupajena 1 month ago

Past is past hama dzangu. I think the solution to lobby for the government to financially stimulate growth in other sectors like the manufacturing or service sector and not limit its focus on the agricultural and mining sector

Unoona an IT graduate anobva Ku university with a good business plan osvika Ku bank voti,"Dee dzaadzirinyaya dzekurima takupa Mari".

What is that?


Freda 1 month ago

If you say smith was a racist dog and no one in their right sense should dare compare him with the current gvt.Ask why pple ar saying that.Its becoz we feel that way.The gvt us failed to that extent.Zanu pf is the same with those racist dogs if not worse.


BUTTERNUT 1 month ago

🥨


fun time 1 month ago

prof Jonathan knows that the only way he can expose ED's failure is to reinvigorate this debate. He is a political scientist he knows the impact of his every word in all his deliberations.



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