Tinashe Sambiri|Former Movement for Democratic Change Change Change official Eddie Cross shocked all and sundry after penning Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa’s biography.
Prominent academics have described the biography as a collection of lies.
The book, launched on Thursday, attempts to portray Mnangagwa as a political saint.
Professor of History, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni has described the book as a “a glut of hagiographies masquerading as biographies.”
University of Oxford professor Miles Tendi argued:
Of historical falsehoods and silences:
- ED was not a member of the Crocodile Gang.
- Silence on the 1980’s Gukurahundi.
- Silence on the DRC War.
- Silence on the death of Solomon Mujuru.
- The 2017 military coup is referred to as a “military assisted transition”.
MDC Alliance vice president Hon Tendai Biti said:
“It’s hard to measure which is the bigger fool Eddie Cross or Lovemore Maduku.”