Former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Jonathan Moyo has made spectacular and improbable claims that 25 SAS snipers raided his home.
The former G40 kingpin, took to twitter to make the sensational claims.
What would you do if you & your family survived a 2am-15 minute ZDF attack on your house with 7 children one of them 12 years old, by 25 SAS snippers with semi automatic weapons; randomly firing tracer bullets & stun grenades? Is this the New Justice? New Dawn? New Era? New Zim? pic.twitter.com/vr6EWzByFq
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 28, 2017
But Moyo’s claims are an outright lie according to combat experts, and analysts.
“First the claim that 25 SAS snipers stormed his house and randomly fired is false. Snipers shoot at targets. Why take a sniper to shoot indiscriminately when you can get a normal soldier to simply shoot in all directions” a military expert who declined to be named wrote to Khuluma Afrika.
“Secondly, at 0200 in pitch black darkness, how did Moyo count the number of snipers present. Snipers operate from high vantage points and under disguise. Did Moyo know the exact location of these snipers, and did he stand outside counting them as they shot at his home. Were the snipers shouting ‘we are snipers’ on loudspeaker while shooting? This is a lie that is horrible, even for a movie.” he added.
Several users on Twitter also questioned how people firing randomly shot at everything else but missed human targets, leading many to conclude that Moyo’s claims are overly exaggerated if not false.
Is he the same guy who said It’s Dzamara was not kidnapped but went into hiding.For your own information Jonathan the army was using blanks not live bullets otherwise you could have been biltong by now.
— Mike Gosten (@GostenMike) November 28, 2017
Moyo is reported to have fled the army assault leaving his family behind. Ironically, Moyo called the now President of Zimbabwe a coward after he fled Zimbabwe over security concerns, when he was fired as Vice President.