Mugabe did not exile Chenjerai Hove - Prof Moyo

Mugabe did not exile Chenjerai Hove - Prof Moyo
Published: 14 July 2015 (1023 Views)
Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo has angrily refuted claims that President Mugabe pushed the late novelist, poet and essayist Chenjerai Hove out of the country.

A fierce critic of President Robert Mugabe's increasingly autocratic rule, Hove died of liver failure on Sunday afternoon in self-imposed exile in Norway where he had lived since the early 2000s.

South Africa's Political commentator, media entrepreneur Justice Malala twitted saying Hove was driven out of the country by Mugabe.

He wrote "Zimbabwe's Chenjerai Hove died in Norway, exiled from his own home by the man lauded by some among us as a ‘champion of the people,".

That attracted Moyo's eye as he responded: "Sad about Hove. He was a great son of the soil who's gone too soon. But it's sick to claim President Mugabe exiled him!".

Born on February 9, 1956 in Mazvihwa near Zvishavane, Hove attended Kutama Mission and Marist Brothers Dete schools before studying at the University of South Africa and the University of Zimbabwe.

At the time of his death Hove was living in exile as the International Writers Project fellow in residence at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.


- Byo24News

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