Jonathan Moyo loses seat

HARARE - Serial political flip-flopper Jonathan Moyo was trounced in the Tsholotho North national assembly election by newcomer Rosemary Sipepa-Nkomo.

The Zanu PF spin doctor lost his seat by a margin of 228 votes to Sipepa Nkomo of the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC, and wife of Sam Sipepa Nkomo, who polled 4 874 votes.

Moyo’s humiliation comes after a controversial broadcast on national television on the eve of the election where he told the nation that if they did not vote wisely, the baton would not be passed.

Formerly a fierce critic of Zanu PF, Moyo appeared on the revolutionary party’s front during the rejected 2000 constitutional draft.

He was later appointed minister of information, a position he held between 2000 and 2005 where he gained himself notoriety as media hangman after orchestrating the shutting down of the nation’s favourite newspaper, the Daily News in September 2003.

The Daily News only came back in late March 2011.

However, Moyo’s ride on the gravy train came to a painful and abrupt end after he allegedly engaged in a plot to unseat President Robert Mugabe in what came to be known as the Tsholotsho debacle.

Still, he managed to secure his Tsholotsho North seat after standing as an independent candidate in 2008 with the support of Tsvangirai’s MDC.

Although his constituency told him they would not vote for him if he went back to Zanu PF, he decided to call their bluff and has now been left with mud on the face.

According to whistle-blower website, WikiLeaks, Moyo held secret meetings with United States officials where he viciously bad-mouthed and effectively plotted to unseat Mugabe.

It now remains to be seen what political fate lies ahead for him and whether, for example, Mugabe will appoint him non-constituency member of Parliament and a Cabinet minister.

Comments (7)

If Moyo has lost his seat , sooooooooooooooooooooooooo what? We couldn't care less let us all say, "GOOOOOOOOOOOD RIDDDDDANCE!!!!!!!!!

Frompong - 3 August 2013

Moyo your heart is bad, you deserved it. When you was minister of information you humiliated the Zimbos by letting them listening on song a day for more than 20 times when you indigenize songs. benzi. Look we are still having our posts, you come and go we will be there for ever.

CHIKARA - 3 August 2013

Moyo and Chiyangwa..whipping boys or sacrificial lambs???

gutter poet - 3 August 2013

Zanu-PF likely has a special role for Jonathan Moyo, he may not have been sacrificed as such.

Dandirautande - 3 August 2013

ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL FRAUD UNEARTHED A private South African based intelligence organisation Nasini Projects has allegedly unearthed a deadly electoral fraud in the just ended harmonized elections in Zimbabwe to end an unease coalition between strongman Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai,leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change. Speaking to NP News Saturday the chief executive officer of the Think tank Ms Lucia Mordi said a delicate ballot paper was used to rig the election. "From our findings so far we are 99.9% convinced that the election was rigged via a ballot paper.A special watermarked ballot was used to give president Mugabe a resounding victory.The ballot had a water X against President Mugabe's name such that if any ink is placed on the paper the substance on the paper will react and remove the ink and activate the watermarked X into print.If you look at some ballots you would see that Xs are very straight and Identical.These were mixed with ordinary ballot papers in a proportion that would favour Zanu PF.Therefore I call for the opposition parties and the international community to stage an urgent probe into this scam " When asked why she carried out the investigations Ms Mordi said her organisation was established to deal with issues related to serious fraud across the world. "Our organisation was established to reduce serious fraud across the world.After a tip from our China Branch we moved in to evaluate the situation"She said If Nasini Projects happen to be correct this could be the world's fraudulant experience since the world was formed NP News

Snuuga - 4 August 2013

What do you know? Rave dumbu nemandere ? Uyu tinomiziva. Zvayi wana ngwarati kudya yakavata.

Tamarasa Mabhaloti - 5 August 2013

Jonathan Moyois best kept away from the overwhelming mandate that ZANU-PF received for its consistency and servant leadership, two values inimical to the Prof.

Mutongi Gava - 5 August 2013

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