Mugabe's Motor-Mouthed Minister


President Robert Mugabe speaks at the first election rally for his ruling ZANU-PF party

The man who puts the spin on Robert Mugabe's moves is a balding, motor-mouthed political prodigal who once said that the President's "propensity for shooting himself in the foot has become a national problem." Jonathan Moyo, 45, Minister of State for Information, is now top gun in Mugabe's propaganda arsenal and, some say, a future presidential aspirant himself.

Moyo's about-turn on Mugabe, from virulent critic to cheerleader, hasn't earned him many friends. Even in ZANU-PF, Mugabe's own party, he is regarded as an arrogant opportunist. But those who dislike him also fear the ambition that has taken him...

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