Zimbabwe presidential aspirant Nkosana Moyo says he did not endorse Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa but simply stated that he would run the country differently than Mugabe.
Moyo, who announced his plans to contest the 2018 presidential elections under the Alliance for the People’s Agenda told The Standard that what he had said was twisted.
Asked: “There has been an outcry after an online publication claimed you said in an interview that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is smart and must be given a chance. Is that what you believe in?”
Moyo responded: “It is quite sad really that interviews given in sincerity are twisted for an agenda known best to particular channels.
“It is very simple, if you ask me about MDC president Morgan, VP Emmerson or PDP president Tendai, you will find my answers consistent.
“Why disparage people so that someone can be entertained?
“We are not in a mud fight, certainly not for APA and we intend to practice the politics of unity, nation building than engage in mud-slinging.
“So, for the sake of clarity and good order, I never endorsed Mnangagwa.
“I was asked the question, ‘do you think Mnangagwa would run the country differently than Mugabe?’ And I responded yes of course. Which I think is true, he would.”