PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe savaged information minister Jonathan Moyo Friday, accusing him of working to destroy Zanu PF from within.
According to the ZBC, Mugabe made the uncharacteristic attack while addressing mourners at home of the late information minister and Zanu PF politburo member Nathan Shamuyarira who has also been declared a national hero.
Mugabe said Moyo was being counterrevolutionary by employing journalists who were previously critical of Zanu PF and its policies.
Recent changes at the Zimpapers group, which is majority owned by the government, saw Itai Musengeyi being replaced as editor of The Chronicle by former NewZimbabwe.com editor Mduduzi Mathuthu who was based in the UK before being head-hunted by Moyo.
In another surprise change, Edmund Kudzayi, who was also based in the UK before returning to Zimbabwe to help with Zanu PF's campaign for last year's elections, also took over as editor of the Sunday Mail, replacing Brezhnev Malaba.
Zanu PF sources said Moyo was also came under fierce attack over the way he was running the state media the politburo meeting held at the Zanu Pf headquarters in midweek.