Chamisa kicks off 2019 as twitter “president”


Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa today overtook former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo as the most followed Zimbabwean politician on twitter.

By 8 pm today Chamisa had 412 514 followers compared to Jonathan Moyo’s 412 452.

Chamisa has only sent out 3 517 tweets almost a tenth of the 29 093 tweets sent out by Jonathan Moyo.

Chamisa joined twitter in September 2010 while Jonathan Moyo opened his account in February 2015. Moyo only follows 377 people while Chamisa follows 1 149.

When Moyo went into exile in November 2017 he had 205 000 followers while Chamisa had only 78 000.

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa joined twitter in December 2011 and now has 286 435 followers. He has posted only 323 tweets and follows 69 people.

The most followed Zimbabwean on twitter has nearly 10 times more followers than Chamisa and is a religious leader.

Mufti Ismail Menki has 4 013 800 followers. He opened his account in February 2011 and has posted 8 966 tweets. He follows only one person, President Mnangagwa.

The second most followed Zimbabwean is actress and playwright, Danai Gurira. She has 710 910 followers, follows only 149 people and has posted 1 251 tweets since opening her account in April 2014.



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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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