Dabengwa gets back at Moyo

HARARE - Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa has hit back at Information minister Jonathan Moyo who has criticised him for his recent comments on newly-appointed Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko.

Dabengwa told the Daily News yesterday that he would not lose “any sleep” over Moyo’s criticism, describing the sharp-tongued government information czar as “offside”.

“What he is talking about is not what I said about Mphoko. I only responded to what Mphoko had started and I was talking about his record and history.

“I never spoke about his (Mphoko’s) appointment at all, so Moyo was offside. He missed it altogether,” Dabengwa said.

Dabengwa, together with a number of disgruntled former PF Zapu cadres, broke ranks with Zanu PF in 2008, protesting at what they described as President Robert Mugabe’s dictatorial tendencies, and subsequently revived Zapu.

In an interview with the Sunday Mail at the weekend, Moyo shellacked Dabengwa after the Zapu leader appeared to question Mphoko’s political record.

“It is most unfortunate that a stalwart of our liberation struggle, more-so one of Dabengwa’s historic stature, has chosen to come out sounding very trivial and immature,” Moyo said.

Dabengwa, he added, was allegedly collaborating with sell-outs to work against the same ideals that he and Mphoko fought for during the liberation struggle.

“Dabengwa’s immaturity in his mishandling of this matter risks exposing him as being petty and jealous about a former subordinate in the liberation struggle who today is holding an important position of national responsibility.

“Pettiness and jealousy are the stuff of counter-revolutionaries and quislings ,and there are many comrades who would not like to see Dabengwa continuing in that category,” Moyo told the lapdog weekly.

Dabengwa had described his former liberation war subordinate, Mphoko, as a “deceitful sell-out” who clandestinely became one of the then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe’s intelligence operatives just after Zimbabwe’s independence.

“On attainment of independence in 1980, Mphoko was one of the few Zapu cadrés to be inducted into the CIO,” Dabengwa said, in a statement written jointly with the Zipra high command.

Dabengwa also claimed that Mphoko ditched Zipra at the height of the struggle.

“In the mid-1970s when the Zimbabwe People’s Army (Zipa) was set up in Mozambique to bring together Zipra and Zanla forces, the Zapu contingent was led by Alfred (Nikita) Mangena, with Mphoko still in charge of logistics,” he said.

“When irreconcilable differences cropped up among commanders in that force, Nikita pulled back the Zipra contingent to Zambia, but Mphoko stayed back and indicated he would follow at a later date.

“That did not happen much to the anger of Nikita and the rest of the Zipra command. As far as Zipra commanders are concerned, Mphoko joined Zanu when he reneged from joining his contingent when they left Zipa to return to Zambia.”

Comments (40)

So which history is correct??? If at all there is 'correct facts of history'!! Child play Messers Dabengwa, Moyo and Mphoko

Garikayi - 26 December 2014

Dabengwa's skills to hold his own in an argument are in short supply. Moyo has put him on his defense and instead of standing firm and pushing further his point and he reminds me of young boys when caught on the wrong side of things saying 'aah ini handina kumbodaro in' or 'aah ndiye atanga kundiswinya. the man is fickle possibly because his statements were equally fickle - meaning they are hot air which does not change the direction Zanu Pf will be taking this country. Down! Mugabe could put, in that seat, an actual donkey or baboon and as long as he did it, the rest of Zanu would come away saying 'Oh how brilliant thou art. Our Crazy Master'

Mseyamwa - 26 December 2014

Well no sane person can take Moyo serious he is always hallucinating isn't he? He bonks other men and was once called kanemusoro wakahoma by now frail Mugabe. How can he ague with Dabengwa who knows sellout Mpoko from the bundu where Moyo was never near and recent statement by Mpoko about gukurahundi tells you that he worked with gukurahundi which he actual formed like the late Enos Nkala, But a reminder for Mpoko is Jabulani Sibanda used to sing like you where is he ? In the dust bin .We know that Mpoko is the one who planted arms catch near zipra farms but more will come out not so far.

Diibulaanyika - 26 December 2014

“…a stalwart of our liberation struggle, more-so one of Dabengwa's…” - utter, utter, utter garbage. That is the ZanuPF fictitious history. 35 years of lies. The fighting by Zanu and Zapu has no connection whatsoever with the attainment of black rule which came via two negotiated settlements to be precise. PEOPLE IN ZANU AND ZAPU ARE TRYING TO CLAIM CREDIT FOR SOMETHING THEY NEVER DID OR ACHIEVED. The history I know which is true is as follows in a nutshell - From February 1976 US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger came up with the “Anglo-American initiative“ on Rhodesia and discussed with UK, S Africa and the Front Line States, then in September 1976 the went to Pretoria to have talks with S Africa's John Vorster on Rhodesia. That is when Ian Smith was summoned to Pretoria and told to make preparations for majority rule. Rhodesia being landlocked, with enemies in the north, east and west, had no choice but to do what USA and S Africa dictated because S Africa was Rhodesia's only trade outlet (lifeline). Meeting Smith in Pretoria on 18 September 1976, Kissinger proposed majority rule after a transition period of two years. However, the Frontline States then abruptly revised their stance and turned the Kissinger terms down, saying that any transition period was unacceptable. New British PM, Margaret Thatcher, then decided to give the Rhodesian problem a try in August 1979 when Muzorewa was the then prime minister and resulted in the Lancaster House Conference and then the general election where Zanu was voted into power purely because people inside felt pity for their kith and kin living outside the country. The fighting by Zanu and Zapu did not force USA's Kissinger or Britain's new PM Thatcher to call for negotiations. No politician inside Zimbabwe-Rhodesia pushed for negotiations at any time. When Zanu and Zapu say they “liberated the country” what exactly do they mean? They never defeated anyone. How can Dabengwa be called a “stalwart”?

Musona - 26 December 2014

It's worth pointing out that Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo are the ones who were forced to attend the Lancaster House Conference by the Front Line Presidents, Machel, Kaunda and Nyerere or risked losing the support of the host countries. If ordinary people had voted for Muzorewa to carry on in 1980 Zanu and Zapu would have been doomed. Zanu has dominated the political arena since 1980 and they can lie with impunity and people are powerless to refute their lies.

Musona - 26 December 2014

Dabengwa , you left Zanu a long time ago. You don't know what Zanu pf is all about , so you better tell us about your new Zapu and not the Zapu that united with Zanu . Daily news , if you have run out of news just say so rather than continue to interview Dabengwa about other parties . If you want to bring Dabengwa please ask him about his unknown zapu . If he wants to contribute to Zanu pf he should rejoin them . Dabengwa you lost it so accept it .

Hayibo - 26 December 2014

Hayibo-lifuna ukuhlanziswa. Ladliswa yiZanu yikho nje u humana kangaka

zAnU-SPIT - 27 December 2014

Lets face the fact: Zimbabwe has some negative stupid tendancies; like we have a tendency to be polarised in many scenarios be it political, social, even religious, sport etc. Its sad. No country can move forward with such stupid, childish, selfish, evil traits. No Never! Look at the way we view things: polarised, ndiani arikuhwina, etc. Its so stupid. Its stupid is the proper term we find realistically describing the case. Of course I don't mean there is nothing good about us actually really good people but we tend to get stupidity that seems heriditary. We need to be forward looking. Not brushing each other in falsehood and impurity.

Zita - 27 December 2014

Never will you have a people with the traits we seem not comfortable to let go excel. It's like we are getting more mediocre in conduct by each day. Sometimes when I get to follow arguments, comments like here, and the like, by our own one tends to wonder - are these kids discussing or what. Leave the stupid, selfish, egocentric, unhealthy competitive spirit, never has that got anyone anywhere, never is getting anyone anywhere and never will! Not taking any sides for example, Dabengwa is kind of responding in an acceptable manner whereby he most probably intends building a normal atmosphere then you get what you typically get from our typical own - sounds cornered (I am not attacking you beloved) chiichii, see already pitying people that unhealthy competitive spirit. You want have that American nonsense whereby they think tough talking is the president material. JFK put aside that nonsense and avoided nuclear conflict - the closest humanity ever came to a nuclear holocaust - I saute the late real here JFK. he put aside heriditary stupidity (general perception of a tough Americam president) and did the right thing. In a similar fashion we can put away these demons we have talked about briefly and surely we will see ourselves move forward.

Zita - 27 December 2014

Ian Smith the supposedly arch-enemy remained in Zimbabwe's parliament until 1987 - a good 7 years. Not only that - in Mugabe's first cabinet there were a number of Rhodesian Front ministers. Mugabe used to consult Ian Smith in weekly meetings like he was having with Tsvangirai. The meetings were stopped after Ian Smith had attacked Mugabe on misrule. Mugabe even implored the then British Governor, Lord Soames, to extend his stay in Zimbabwe in 1980 and help the new government run the country and Lord Soames politely refused. Mugabe asked the Rhodesian army General Walls to lead the new army and Walls and again General Walls politely refused. The white Police Commissioner, Jack Denley, continued to serve as Police Commissioner under Mugabe. The CIO Director, Ken Flower was asked to continue and did so until he left his post of his on volition. Where, I dare ask, was the liberation here? When Zanu and Zapu say they liberated the country what exactly do they mean? How is Dabengwa a “stalwart” in all this?

Musona - 27 December 2014

One sentence should read, “The white Police Commissioner, Peter Allum, continued to serve as Police Commissioner under Mugabe”. Jack Denley was his deputy who also continued in his position. Peter Allum left his position as Police Commissioner under Mugabe in 1982.

Musona - 27 December 2014

jonathan moyo is the immature one always saying bad things about our heroes when he the sellout the biggest and most successful political prostitute in the world, but wait grace has a plan for him just wait and see the boss will sort him out

Harare - 27 December 2014

Musona you obviously a white man , did blacks vote before independence, where they allowed into swimming pools eg Les Brown where they allowed to bvuy a house in low density areas eg borrowdale etc, musona you are an agent of destruction

Harare - 27 December 2014

Mphoko should respond to the allegations not Jonathan Moyo.. the Mozambique issue where he is said to have sold out and his being attested into the Intelligency services are two areas he is being rewarded for..Mamvela

Muntuloko - 27 December 2014

You keep asking the same questions every week you idiot. I will not answer the same silly questions by the same idiot

Musona - 27 December 2014

Moyo is becoming notorious every second in this country . Volunteers like Dabengwa who made this country ungovernable forcing every white man to carry a gun or drive around with a gun protruding through a car window should be respected although I am not saying they should be worshiped . It is these volunteers who made life difficult for whites as they would need a convoy with among it a soldier with a long machine gun to travel to tourist destinations . It is this kind of sabotage which saw a large number of whites leaving this country to settling in countries like Newzealand SA Canada and Australia those who remained forced the then rulers to give in to black demands as they were no longer safe and finally black rule came but was given to a wrong leader who was a novice and knew nothing about nation building who started killing his own and practicing tribalism and racism which the volunteers like Dabengwa where fighting against . Instead of keeping the few white zimbabweans and obtain wisdom on how to build thriving economy as we all know they are the masters in that like it or not they are brilliant he chases them away taking away their properties in the process . Clever as they are they took all the money in country and left leaving us with building and vast tracks of land which we can not eat or make use of .Under such situation chancers image and that is where our own Moyo comes in to confuse every one . But fortunately zimbabweans are clever they never listen or take Moyo serious .

Diibulaanyika - 27 December 2014

You should go to the Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku and ask him how he managed to be a Member of Parliament for Harare Township during white rule - whether he was APPOINTED to be MP or whether he was voted to be MP by BLACK VOTERS DURING WHITE RULE. You should also ask Ronald Sadomba and Chad Chipunza's children how their father managed to be an MP during white rule in Rhodesia. Les Brown Swimming Pool was built by a group of whites for their own recreation not for other people's use. Why would someone want to muscle their way into someone else's swimming pool? Why not built their own swimming pool(s)? Are you able to go to Mumbengegwi's house and use his swimming pool? Of course not. The other reason is HYGIENE. Blacks were using the bucket latrine system until around the early 1960s and the latrines had no running water so black people did not wash hands after using the lavatories and the lavatories had no running water, no electricity so it was questionable how often blacks took a bath. This is the other reason why whites did not allow blacks into their swimming pools. Oh Yes. It's unpalatable but this is how things were. Now you know the truth. HYGIENE, HYGIENE, HYGIENE!!! Would you allow anyone from the street to jump into you bath tub? If not why not? Right now I am looking at my notes to see the names of black Mps elected by BLACK VOTERS during white rule. Voting now under black rule is just as useless as not voting - ZanuPF thiugs dressed in army uniform decide for people. In 2008 Tsvangirai got 73% (Mugabe revealed at the Congress) but the army reduced it to 47%. So much for black voting in black ruled Zimbabwe!

Musona - 27 December 2014

Two sentence should read, "Would you allow anyone from the street to jump into your bath tub?" And the other is "Voting now under black rule is just as useless as not voting - ZanuPF thugs dressed in army uniform decide for people". Blacks voted Muzorewa into power in 1979. More people voted Muzorewa into power in 1979 than those who voted Zanu into power in 1980.

Musona - 27 December 2014

Two sentences should read, "Would you allow anyone from the street to jump into your bath tub?" And the other is "Voting now under black rule is just as useless as not voting - ZanuPF thugs dressed in army uniform decide for people". Blacks voted Muzorewa into power in 1979. More people voted Muzorewa into power in 1979 than those who voted Zanu into power in 1980.

Musona - 27 December 2014

1953 - S Rhodesia - there were 48, 869 white voters, 594 Asian Voters, 570 Mixed race and 441 black voters. And in Northern Rhodesia only 3 blacks qualified to vote at the time and none in Nyasaland. This was during the time of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Blacks - Jasper Zengeza Savanhu beat Stanlake John William Thompson Samkange Mashonaland and Masotsha Mike Hove beat Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo in Matebeleland.

Musona - 27 December 2014

1970 African seats in Rhodesian Parliament - Edward Gabriel Watungwa - Harare Township (1,505 voters) Gervase Muchada, Patrick John Daniel Rubatika, Mandishona Donson Matimba: Lewis Alban Ndhlovu - Insukamini (491 voters) Phillip Elijah Chigogo, Sidney Sidwell Bonke Keyi, William Henry Kona: Josiah Moses Gondo - KUNYASI (1,488 voters) Johnson Matariro Hungwe, Cephas Asaph Napata, Jepson Mutumwa Mashingaidze, Lazarus Dembetembe: Lazarus Masenda - MABVAZUWA ( 1,566 voters) Oswald Nyamwanza, Selby Hlatshwayo, Ambrose Charles Majongwe, Davidson Murambiwa Jahwi: Wening Shake Moraka - MATOJENI (646 voters) Billy Boarder Matawele, Samson Chibi, Michael Malisela Mojapelo: Lwazi Joel Mahlangu - MPOPOMA (539 voters) Cephas Hlabangana, Cleaphas Chihota Chiremba, Abishai Chimbadzwa Mutasa, Zachariah Tongai Chigumira: Ronald T.D. Sadomba - NEMAKONDE (1,453 voters) Chad Magumise Chipunza, Herbert Munukwa Mano, Paul Harbinett Joseph Chanetsa, Eric Gwanzura, Simon Chibvawure Paraffin: Micah Mahamba Bhebe - NTSHONALANGA (638 voters) Austin Ruzayi Munyoro: I have not included 9 Tribal Seats.

Musona - 27 December 2014

@Musona, although I have respect for your views and opinions. There are certain pieces of historical facts that you missed out. The fall of Rhodesia was not only as a result of H Kissinger but rather an interplay amongst different forces such as: (1) S.A which was a key ally of the Rhodesian gvt became less supportive after Mozambique got its independence in 1975. It became more difficult for Rhodesia to cope with sanctions hence to finance the bush war. (2) The situation in Rhodesia worsened due to the escalation of the guerilla war(This is were nationalists such as Dabengwa come in) followed by mass emigration of whites. Remember it was a requirement that every white person above the age of 17 goes to war. This emigration had a negative bearing on Ian Smith's gvt. (3) Lastly it was the direct political pressure from USA (H. Kissinger) & S.A which then paved the way for majority rule. It is therefore wrong and misleading to say that the liberation war did not play a critical role in freeing the blacks. My next comment will indicate why we went to war in the first place.

Mentalist - 27 December 2014

@Musona, u once said Rhodesia was far much better than Zimbabwe and u have just mentioned that these nationalist liberated no one. I just wan to take you through the history of Rhodesia so that you have an understanding of why the Liberation struggle was so critical. Please bear in mind that this is not an attack on what you just said, but I am shedding more light for us to have a clear picture of what transpired before independence.

Mentalist - 27 December 2014

@Musona: On 11 Nov 1965, Ian Smith & his gvt which opposed majority rule declared their independence from Britain(UDI). This is because they did not want to give power to the black majority who rightfully owned Rhodesian land. This is why Rhodesia was never recognised internationally and therefore suffered the impact of economic & diplomatic sanctions. Further more, in 1969 Smith's gvt drafted a constitution which allowed for bicameral parliament in which the majority of the seats were reserved for whites. In other words, 270,000 whites had 50 seats in parliament, 8 tribal chiefs had 8 seats, whilst 6 million black Africans had 8 seats as well. Now despite the number of seats occupied by blacks in 1970 like u pointed out, the number of blacks voted into parliament is far less than the 50 seats reserved for whites. By reserved we mean it is guaranteed that only a white person can occupy that seat. This draft constitution: WAS AN ATTEMPT BY WHITES AND MINORITY BLACK RHODESIANS TO PROTECT THEIR LIFE STYLES, WHICH WAS HIGHER INTERMS OF LIVING STANDARDS AND SAFER THAN MOST OTHER TERRITORIES IN AFRICA AT THAT TIME. "Continued in next comment"

Mentalist - 27 December 2014

Black nationalists arose during those days with the intention of bringing about independence for Rhodesia and the limitation of the wealth disparity between blacks & whites. These nationalist repeatedly tried to form political movements to campaign for "BLACK MAJORITY RULE" which the Smith regime did not want. In 1964 after Petrus Oberholtzer was assassinated, several black nationalist were arrested which then led black militants to launch attacks against Rhodesia's gvt, civilians and then the war began. "Continued"

Mentalist - 27 December 2014

@Musona, just for u to see how this liberation war was a success - According to statistics there were at least 20, 350 war related deaths between 1972 & 1979 in Rhodesia: 468 white civilians, 1,361 members of the security forces, 10,450 terrorists & 7,790 black civilians. Even though the number of black causalities might have been underestimated, it is clear that the whites were hardest hit by the war if one takes into account that there were about 270,000 whites & between 4 million & 6 million blacks at that time.

Mentalist - 27 December 2014

@Musona, the major question is: Do u think H. Kissinger would have had the guts to come with his suggestions of Majority rule through S.A if these Black Nationalists had not shown resistance to this white minority rule through civil and bush war?

Mentalist - 27 December 2014

Henry Kissinger was not a Rhodesian national or colonialist. His country, USA, had not in any way been affected by the Rhodesian bush war. The question of Kissinger having the guts does not apply. If Ian Smith himself had gone to Britain to beg for intervention them we could say the Rhodesians had been defeated but it was an outsider, Kissinger, who took the initiative to try and solve the Rhodesian problem without being prompted by anyone. The same with Margaret Thatcher - she had been elected PM in May 1979 and decided to give the problem a go and succeeded but was not under any pressure from anyone - she was just a new broom trying to sweep clean as it were. When her government invited all parties in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia to come to the Conference, Nkomo and Mugabe refused but were forced by Nyerere, Machel and Kaunda lest they lost support from these Presidents. Nkomo and Mugabe wanted an outright military victory which the Presidents thought was remote. The bush war had been going on since 1966 and had Thatcher not taken the initiative nobody can say for sure how long it was going to last. Solomon Mujuru said himself in 1980 Zanu fighters were under the cosh and peace had come at the right time for Zanu. Here is a quotation from a publication in 1980 by Rex Nhongo:- “ZANLA, with some 10 000 trained men within Rhodesia, persisted in its effort to secure political control of the villagers. “Despite those numbers, by September 1979 ZANLA was in dire straits in the opinion of its commander, Rex Nhongo, because of Fire Force, the external raids, and the unease of the host country. “Nhongo believed that ZANLA would have found it difficult to get through the next dry seasons of mid-1980. “Peace came none too soon for ZANLA”. “Nhongo believed that ZANLA would have found it difficult to get through the next dry seasons of mid-1980. “Peace came none too soon for ZANLA”.

Musona - 27 December 2014

One sentence should read, "If Ian Smith himself had gone to Britain to beg for intervention then we could say the Rhodesians had been defeated but it was an outsider, Kissinger, who took the initiative to try and solve the Rhodesian problem without being prompted by anyone".

Musona - 27 December 2014

You just copied the figures I wrote about 2 weeks ago on the bush war casualties. Where I wrote 10,000 + guerrillas you adding your own 450.

Musona - 27 December 2014

With all respect Musona, why on earth would I copy your numbers when I have numbers of my own. Please be advised that you are not the ONLY person with the history of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe at your finger tips. I have always noticed that you call people Idiots and other names when they question your comments. That is unprofessional, uncalled for and unacceptable. Well I am not on this platform to attack any one but to lay facts in black & white. Please have respect for people's views and take your time to go through the request made by the Editor of paying attention to your language. Nevertheless, I will further point out how the Liberation struggle was a success

Mentalist - 28 December 2014

In August 1977, after so many years of fighting in the bush; Ian Smith was advised by military leadership that the war could not be won. They further contacted London with a view of seeing Britain resuming responsibility for its rebellious colony(Rhodesia). Unfortunately, the labour party refused to accept this approach. Citing this, whites embarked on protracted negotiations with non-Marxist nationalist leaders such as Muzorewa(UANC), Chiefs Chirau & Ndiweni & Rhodesia Front in March 1978. The whole idea was to form a puppet unity government that will protect the interests of the white Minority. ZANU/ZAPU refused to take part in those elections which sow Muzorewa becoming the Prime Minister. The PF wanted to continue with the war and get full independence.

Mentalist - 28 December 2014

You mentioned that "Rex Nhongo said they PERSISTED to try and secure the political control". This explains exactly what I said: "Black nationalists RESISTED white minority rule and therefore chose to continue fighting. This PERSISTANCE/RESISTENCE is what caused the military chiefs tell Ian that they will never win the war. It is at this time that so many whites were emigrating which was a course for concern for Smith as there were less people to join his army. This RESISTENCE/PERSISTANCE by black nationalist is what caused H Kissinger to intervene. If blacks had shown interest in Smith and called for cease-fire then H-Kissinger was not going to try and intervene through S.A. Please see my first comment on how the war was endend

Mentalist - 28 December 2014

You use a variety of names like taurai, mentalist, Harare, kudo muchena or mhofu or gatsi rusere or the truth etc etc and you use insults as well when you are an employee of Daily News. I do not suffer fools gladly. If you attack me I will hit back without a shadow of doubt. Do not try and take the moral high ground. It is utter, utter utter nonsense, to say “the military leadership advised Smith that the war could not be won”. This is your own creation. Manufacturing events to bolster your argument. Events did not happen like what you wanted or liked. You are obviously brainwashed. Trying to rewrite events. Where were you in 1977? I was following events minute by minute there is nothing you can tell me about events in Rhodesia up to Zimbabwe. Who in the Rhodesian regime contacted London? How come you are the only person who knows about this secret meetings or contacts? You are talking through your hat. I do not believe your nonsense. By September 1979 ZANLA was in DIRE STRAITS in the opinion of its commander, Rex Nhongo, because of Fire Force, the external raids, and the unease of the host country”. Zanu were in DIRE STRAITS. “Peace came none too soon for ZANLA”. The fighting by Zanu and Zapu had no bearing whatsoever in the attainment of black rule. I do not find the connection at all.

Musona - 28 December 2014

It 's inconceivable that any sane military leadership would surrender lamely by telling the enemy that they are about to lose the war. Even when Zanu was under the cosh Tongogara or Mugabe did not go public to say “We are up against it”. It was only after the ceasefire, when Rex was in the Ceasefire Committee that he revealed the problems faced by Zanu before the Lancaster House Conference. The last thing Smith, a man with a military background, would have lowered the morale his men by going behind their backs to wave the white flag - declaring that they were not going to win the war. That never happens in the military. You are showing you are brainwashed into parroting the lies. You changed from Kissinger having guts to call for negotiations to Smith suddenly having secret talks with Labour Party of UK. You should stick to one lie. Was it Kissinger's guts or the secret talks by Smith with Labour party?

Musona - 28 December 2014

@Musona i think you sometimes make sense even though i am a man of few words...

Flubber - 29 December 2014

Mentalist and Musona you have brilliant history notes but mentalist you went speculative when you said some generals wanted Briatin to take over its colony that is speculation. The war was unwinnable to both fronts the guerillas and the RF. There was to be a compromise. Smith had started a strategy which was going to get him above the situation when he started bombing without ceasing Mozambidque and Zambia and he could if he wanted taken them over. Yes Rex was right the guerillas had to celebrate the peace because they were being routed, just by the numbers of mass graves it shows RF was deadly.

maita - 29 December 2014

The main responsibilities of a Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, are to defend the Government policies, propagate its current and intended programs plus its record. One must not be surprised or caught in Jonathan Moyo's high, sounding words of praise - singing, especially, when one remembers that he is a loosing candidate for Parliament in the Tsholotsho Constituency. Also, in his life, he has never been near Mphoko neither did he fight in the Liberation struggle for any group. His record of rubbishing Mugabe, Zanu PF, Government personal and its policies, is well known. Therefore, at heart, Jonathan Moyo, is opposed to both Mugabe and Mphoko but because he is one of Mugabe's appointees, he is duty bound to defend Mphoko for desertion, being a secrete member of Zanu PF and the CIO. Please, do not be misled by his hot, air words.

Yepec - 1 January 2015

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