South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has dared Zanu Pf Director for Information and Publicity Tafadzwa Mugwadi to release the information he says he is withholding, regarding a visit by an ANC delegation to Harare, IOL News reports.
This was after Mugwadi in a tweet said:
If the ANC and SABC News do not restrain and reign [rein in] Sophie Mokoena whose fake news reporting and tweeting is directed at undermining a neighbouring country and President E.D Mnangagwa for no apparent reason, I will seek permission to leak a bombshell on why the ANC delegation came.
Ramaphosa who was speaking to SABC responded to Mugwadi’s threats and said he is welcome to share the information he is talking about:
In relation to Zimbabwe, I don’t know what the representative of Zanu-PF was talking about. I’m sure he will be willing to share all that with the ANC and with all of us. We sent a delegation, as the African National Congress, to Zimbabwe because Zanu-PF is a sister party to us.
We have deep and strong links with Zanu-PF and it [the trip] was to express concern and also to find out what’s happening and to see the extent to which we can either be supportive and to fully understand what is happening. So as far as we are concerned there is nothing amiss and there is nothing we could say we have to hide.
At government level, I appointed three envoys who went to Zimbabwe and we continue to interact with Zimbabwe, and I am also in contact with President Mnangagwa on an ongoing basis
Mugwadi has been engaged in a Twitter fight with SABC’s Sophie Mokoena over a number of issues. Mugwadi says she is undermining President Mnangagwa with her tweets. This is not the first time Mugwadi has clashed with journalists, last year he insulted the panel that was discussing issues troubling Zimbabwe on Aljazeera using obscenities.