Khaya-Moyo takes vote-buying to new levels

HARARE - Zanu PF national chairperson Simon Khaya-Moyo is a man in the news these days for castigating party officials who have gone on a vote-buying campaign.

But, a Daily News investigation today exposes Khaya-Moyo as one of the officials at the forefront of the vote-buying scheme and it seems he has taken this dirty political campaign to new levels.

And, unlike other officials, Khaya Moyo has brought creativity that fellow vote-buyers will only marvel at.
His portrait is emblazoned on bags of maize meal which he intends to use to win votes.

An undercover investigation by the Daily News busted Khaya-Moyo.

A highly-placed insider revealed to the Daily News the name of the company and person (names supplied) behind the idea and facilitating the imprinting of faces and such other insignia for electoral purposes.

“A lot of them are involved and they are stampeding to place orders,” a source said.

An undercover reporter from the Daily News was given a copy of the proforma invoice dated November 21 made out to Khaya-Moyo for the purchase and design of 3 000 10kg bags of maize meal.

A sample of the 10kg bags which the Daily News has in its possession shows a portrait of Khaya-Moyo and has the inscription; “Ambassador S.K. Moyo Mudle! Lidle! Roller-meal, proudly Zimbabwean.”

Moyo has been pouring vitriol on senior members of Zanu PF whom he accuses of abusing their wealth to buy votes, describing their actions as a scourge and vice.

“Some members are using money to buy votes, what nonsense is that?

“People are being treated as commodities and we must not allow this to happen,” said Moyo according local media.

“Why should we destroy the party with stolen money? Investors bring money and some senior members divert it so they can flaunt it to the people to gain popularity and get voted for.

“What kind of politics is that?” Moyo is reported as having angrily said at a rally last week.

Moyo has said he is worried when he sees party structures weakening, yet the money is running around all the provinces.

“If you have the money, why can’t you take it to the party offices if it will help the party?” he said.
Moyo’s mobile was at first available before it went off.

“Ngise South (I am in South),” Moyo said without elaborating whether he was in Matabeleland South or South Africa.

The campaign material reveals the divisions in President Robert Mugabe’s party.

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