Ex-MDC official speaks out

BULAWAYO - Qhubani Moyo, the former  director of  policy and research in the MDC led by Welshman Ncube who resigned from the party recently saying he was very disappointed by July 31 elections results, has revealed he will join the Zanu PF government  to change  its behaviour from inside.

The Ncube-led party failed to secure a single parliamentary seat during the elections in Matabeleland region regarded as the party’s stronghold.

Moyo who has reportedly been offered  a job in the Information ministry told  journalists at Bulawayo Press Club on Friday that if he was offered a position in government he would take it with both hands.

“I will do so that I serve my country especially people of this region (Matabeleland).

“There are two options we have now as opposition parties in this country — its either we guard Zanu PF from inside or from outside. And personally I think the best is to guard it from inside,” Moyo told journalists.

He added that; “One of the problems we have as people of this region (Matabeleland) is that when opportunities come in government we don’t take them and then we cry foul from outside.

“Grab that opportunity and serve your region in government. I have walked that path whereby we attack people from this region who work with the Zanu PF calling them sell-outs but I have realised that doesn’t work”.

Moyo who lost the Insiza North seat to Zanu PF’s Andrew Langa in the July 31 elections said he has great respect for Information and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo.

Qhubani who is also the founder of Bulawayo community radio station Radio Dialogue is currently a lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

He was the MDC faction’s representative in the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic) during the inclusive government and also contributed immensely in the writing of his party manifesto and other party policy documents before the July 31 elections.

His last MDC assignment was in South Africa when he represented his party during the Crisis Coalition symposium held last month where he presented a paper during a discussion entitled “50 Points on the state of the constitution-making process in Zimbabwe.”

Comments (7)

Power-hungry moron.

Gombingo - 21 October 2013

It is obvious Moyo has already received the offer of a job in the ZPF government. Moyo should just grab the offer of a job on condition he quits opposition politics and shutup. This talk of changing ZPF behaviour is a load of rubbish. Opposing ZPF demands endurance like the MDC-T,under the leadership of Morgan Tsvangirai,has done. They are prepared for the long haul. It is not for the fainthearted or the squimish like Moyo. If anyone think they can oppose ZPF today and be in power tomorrow they are daydreaming. "Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,raise your sights and see possibolities-always see them,for they're always there" -Dr Norman Vincent Peale.

Stanley - 21 October 2013

GOOD ADVICE: Do something for yourself. Don't waste your time talking politics while others are enjoying their lives with money without politics. See how this Zimbabawean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap artificial diamonds to young people in cities. Very interesting. Go to ARTIFDIAMONDS.COM to see the methods and companies she was using to do that. ARTIFDIAMONDS.COM . Wake up Africans

wVada - 21 October 2013

Hey Qubani...what do you imagine you are doing? Who said there was anything wrong with joining ZANU? What is going to come back and bite you in the behind is this pretence that you are peddling..For someone who had earned the respect of many why are you willing to destroy all this over a whim. Why not join this new party of yours quietly then once you have your root taking ground then go to the rooftops..what is somebody from this new home decides to torpedo whatever promises you were made...will you be able to handle the bad press? Look at Madhuku now he is like a headless.....What is your game good sir? Whichever you look at it, it stinks and tears are likely to result..For someone who made a name for themselves in the turbulence that is our politics this is disappointing..not the joining ZANU bit mind, but the way you are going about the whole thing.. for a touted strategist..this is strange!

gutter poet - 21 October 2013

Does this turncoat seriously think readers will believe his excuse for joining ZANU(PF) ? Did he state his intention of trying to change ZANU(PF) from inside to his recruiter ?

Leslie - 22 October 2013

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Farming Testimony - 22 October 2013

Crazy Qubani, is he this same guy who used to write gabbage in newspapers, then I am not surprised. many tried to change ZanuPf within and instead it was them who were changed, Jonathan Moyo from a warrior of people's rights was turned into a hangaman. You will be turned from paul to saul my friend. Just join the gravy train silently. Anyway I know you have to be very ZanuPF to be accomodated even if it means burning your mother's mdc home to prove you have really been convicted into ZanuPF. Yes in ZanuPF you are convicted in other places you are converted.

Maita Manyuka - 22 October 2013

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