Zanu PF wars rumble on

HARARE - Zanu PF factionalism is raging on with Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday launching a scathing  attack on her critics telling youths in the presence of President Robert Mugabe that the party had been invaded by know-it-all individuals.

Speaking at Harare International Airport soon after Mugabe arrived from the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mujuru warned Zanu PF officials against solving party matters in public.

Mujuru spoke as MPs believed to sympathise with her in the race to succeed Mugabe have been accused of spying for the United States government and have been dubbed the Dirty 12.

One of the MPs accused of working with the US authorities, Temba Mliswa however furiously hit back at the allegations claiming that the accusations were being created by Information Minister Jonathan Moyo as part of the factional fights in Zanu PF.

Mujuru yesterday decided to send the message home in the presence of Mugabe and said:

“Ndinozvitaura futi zvandakataura kuChinhoyi muna February vanhu vakati ndakupenga. Tinofanira kuvhara hapwa mumusangano, hatidi vanhu vanopindira voita kunge vanoziva stereki…..kana kuzvigure kune mitemo yako, tinokwanisa kuzvida asi hatizviite nekuti hatizivi zvierwa zvako. Ndizvo zvimwe chete nekumusangano weZanu PF kune zvierwa zvako zvinofanira kutevedzwa.“People thought I was out of my mind in Chinhoyi in February. I said let’s keep our issues inside the party not engage in public fights. We don’t want people who come into the party claiming to know more than all of us.

“Even traditional dancers follow certain rules which they respect. Even in Zanu PF, we have rules that have to be followed,” said Mujuru.

On Friday, Mliswa came out guns blazing accusing Moyo of promoting factionalism in the party and working with US agents.

In an interview at Parliament building on Friday, Mliswa dismissed as fallacy accusations by unidentified Zanu PF officials that he was part of the “Dirty 12” MPs who were spying for the US government in return for cash and well funded projects in their constituencies.

Mliswa, like the other MPs being accused of spying for the Americans claimed that the agenda to discredit him and others in the State media was being fronted by Moyo.

While Moyo was not available for comment on the latest attacks, he last week dismissed accusations that he was behind the Dirty 12 plot.

He told the Daily News that: “I wish I were as creative as is being alleged by quarters that know or should know better. But I do understand what’s going on because being blamed in this manner has become too common and fashionable.

“I guess because it is in good currency among those in our midst, who have imaginary enemies and who are unwilling or unable to take responsibility for what they do or do not do. Such is life these days.”

But Mliswa accused the Information minister of malice and insisted that while he had not received any funding from the US embassy, he would openly accept their assistance for his constituency.

“The biggest  American agent  we have in Zanu PF  is Jonathan Moyo, who  did  his  university education  in USA, and then later worked for  the Ford Foundation in Kenya, also an organisation of Americans.

“So how does Jonathan (Moyo) know that  the MPs are  working with the CIA if he is not working with them? “ asked Mliswa.

He said as Information  minister, Moyo had authorised the publication  of articles in the State media labelling him part of the Dirty 12 saying this was a desperate attempt to tarnish his image and that of 11 others.

Mliswa said he was going ahead to apply for funding under the US Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Programme.

“The people in my constituency need help and I am going  to seek aid from the US Embassy as I see nothing  wrong with that considering the  country  is using its currency,” he said.

“In this country, we are using the US currency approved by our

Cabinet, so is he (Moyo) implying that we have  a dirty Cabinet?  We also have our health system in the country getting help and money from USA, like the provision of anti-retroviral drugs, is this also dirty?” he questioned.

Mliswa was named amongst 12 MPs alleged to have held secret meetings with US Embassy officials where they allegedly gave  briefings on classified internal discussions related  to party‘s succession politics.

The 12  MPs named by the State media are Paul Mavima, (Gokwe Sengwa,) Walter Kanhanga (Guruve North,) Adam Chimwamurombe (Chipinge West,) Chriswell Mutematsaka (Guruve South,) Batsirayi

Pemhanayi (Mutare North), Enock Porusingazi (Chipinge South), Tapiwanashe Matangaidze (Shurugwi South), Temba Mliswa (Hurungwe West), Kindness Paradza (Makonde), David Butau (Mbire) and Simbaneuta Mudarikwa (Uzumba).

The MPs are accused of soliciting for donations from Washington, with US embassy staffer Eric Little, allegedly at the heart of the spying saga.

The State media also alleged the MPs received money as grants and aid amounting to $90 000, which was disbursed to their constituencies through non-governmental organisations for projects  to enhance their communities.

Mliswa said the Dirty Dozen campaign was part of factionalism and political fighting within Zanu PF, as the party prepares to hold its elective congress in December to choose new leadership.

“We  can expect  more of such stories  as we approach our congress. What is  very surprising  is that the  MPs  being labelled dirty  are mainly  from Mashonaland East, West  and Central Province provinces and we ask ourselves what  is going on here, “said Mliswa.

Four of the MPs including Tapiwa Matangaidze, Kindness Paradza, Enock Porusingazi and the MDC’s Willias Madzimure said they had no illusion this was all a consequence of the ugly infighting in Zanu PF.

Comments (17)

It sounds strange that zanu MPS can seek some help from the American embassy judging by the way their leader Mugabe hates the Americans . So now we have American puppets in zanu . Do not play with poverty it can make you associate with those you hate most provided they can serve you from your predicament .Once again we now know that they is no pulling in one direction in zanu as some MPs are mixing and dinning with the Americans will their president is insulting and fighting the Americans on daily bases.Zanu is hanging by a thread very soon it will fall heavily

Diibulaanyika - 28 September 2014

zanu yawora pakati kikikiki

dr matibili - 28 September 2014

Mliswa if you are genuine about what you say be factual and document what you consider as the truth. To make noise in the papers is playing into the hands of Jonathan, that's exactly what he wants...for you to get angry and explode. Facts, facts and facts all the way. You belong to a party that is broke, a part that loves US$ but hates Americans!!! You are all a bunch of fools. Mugabe is enjoying the drama.

Garikayi - 28 September 2014

Jonho's original plan of taking ZanuPf from within is working perfectly. Watch them go in sixes and sevens as he marches to state house

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yess - 29 September 2014

Zvamutsana muchuru, tsuro nembwa. mai Mujuru kusafukura hapwa ndokwaita kuti muite mapurazi ten ten vamwe vasina, ndokwaita kuti muvake ma mansion vamwe vasina kana a room to stay, ndoaita kuti mupake mota twenty pamba vamwe vasina kana bhasikoro, izvo zviyerwa zve ZanuPF izvozvi. Sorry mhamha you are not presidential material.

Maita Manyuka - 29 September 2014

iyo ka. watch out where this will end. i don`t understand it. the party is broke now the mps are going elsewhere. but given that they get the money will it go towards development or abata yake musamba.

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“The biggest American agent we have in Zanu PF is Jonathan Moyo, who did his university education in USA, and then later worked for the Ford Foundation in Kenya, also an organisation of Americans” - I have always said Zimbabwe's politicians were sponsored/mothered by whites during white rule but have now taken a fake fanatical anti-colonialism stance to try and distance themselves from their white sponsors. It's preposterous to say colonialism was bad when you were mothered by the whites. There's no way Jonathan Moyo would be where he is without colonialism. The same goes for Mugabe whose school fees were paid by white colonial missionaries at Kutama and sponsored by whites for College education at Fort Hare, S Africa. All African politics is illogical.

Musona - 29 September 2014

Muchakaguta Jonathan. Mucharovana misoro kusvka mangova mazombie ega ega.

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mwana wecorruption - 29 September 2014

chinoita kuti vanhu vakuite a fanatic of the whites is your ill contructed argument that the best thing that ever happened to us was colonialism. some of us would think that they would have done things differently. if they had been fair, nobody would have taken arms against them. more so, they came to our country uninvited - to loot minerals. why dont you discuss their looting in your posts? the idea of superiority over the black masses caused war that eventually toppled them off the throne. you will cry them back in vain my sekuru musona.

taurai - 29 September 2014

When a black man was given independence by whites he himself became the worst oppressor of fellow blacks , eg 2 years into independence in zim Mugabe went into a killing spree of 20 000 unarmed blacks . Divided people on tribal lines as we can see it today where other tribal groups are permanent deputies no matter how intelligent they are . White men treated all blacks the same if you are clever you are clever he will not first say but you do not belong to the correct tribe . In fact it is a lesson to us blacks that we must stop to follow idiots including imigodoyi as they lead us to way.

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