By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Investigative journalist and ZimLive editor, Mduduzi Mathuthu has said President Emmerson Mnangagwa takes the cup for media harassment if put in a race with his predecessor, the late Robert Mugabe.
Mathuthu said this during a zoom meeting on African Investigative Journalism conference that was held virtually and hosted by the Information for Development Trust (IDT) on Thursday.
Mathuthu told delegates there was no question who was the worst between Mnangagwa and Mugabe as the current Zanu PF leader had proved himself over the past three years since he assumed the top office.
“It is obvious, Mnangagwa will lift the cup,” said Mathuthu.
Mathuthu is in hiding after the infamous Ferret Force allegedly invaded his home.
He believes he is being hunted for exposing corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 medical equipment in the famous DraxGate scandal.
His nephew, Tawanda Muchehiwa was recently abducted and tortured by the Ferret Force in Bulawayo as it sought him and his source of funding for ZimLive.
The state security agents are said to have demanded that Muchehiwa reveal the mole in government leaking information to Mathuthu.
“Tawanda told me that the state security agents severely harassed and tortured him.
“They demanded him to reveal who were funding ZimLive and if there is a person from the government system leaking government information to us,” he revealed.
Mnangagwa has failed to throw off the bad boy tag on Zimbabwe left by Mugabe.
His re-engagement agenda has been heavily affected by rising cases of state sponsored human rights abuses against journalists, human rights activists and opposition politicians.