Moyo speaks on Mutasa's ouster

HARARE - The minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Jonathan Moyo, has suggested that there was no other option for Zanu PF except to expel former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa from the party.

Engaging with Zimbabweans on social media platforms on Thursday evening, Moyo said there was no need to probe Mutasa because his case was allegedly straight forward.

“Mutasa’s was an open & shut case. It was common cause with nothing to probe,” Moyo said in response to a question posed to him on why the party’s disciplinary committee never engaged Mutasa.

Mutasa, along with his nephew Temba Mliswa, the former Zanu PF chairperson for Mashonaland West, was on Wednesday expelled from Zanu PF for making remarks that were not allegedly consistent with the values of the party.

However, Mutasa has since pooh-poohed his purported expulsion, saying it was a “sham” since it was passed by an illegal politburo meeting.

Moyo went on to say that President Robert Mugabe, who turns 91 today, was not going anywhere anytime soon, notwithstanding his recent mortifying fall at the Harare International Airport.

“He was not elected on 31 July 2013, about 20 months ago, to retire.

He was elected to govern for five years from July 31, 2013 to July 31, 2018. That is what he is doing and he is determined to discharge his constitutional mandate,” the minister said.

Asked whether First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of now calling the shots in both Zanu PF and government, is gunning to succeed her husband, Moyo said: “Who knows? Your guess is as good as any other”.

Turning to the Gukurahundi atrocities of the 1980s, Moyo appeared to differ sharply with Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s insistence that the killing of an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians was a Western conspiracy.

“I am still trying to come to terms with those remarks in terms of their intended meaning and purpose.

“Meanwhile, I know that most people agree that the late VP Joshua Nkomo and President Mugabe addressed the Gukurahundi issue in very fundamental terms with rich lessons for all of us. There is no need to be revisionist about this.

“I do not think there is a problem in the country about unravelling the causes of that dark period in our country’s early independence period. The question of its causes has been addressed authoritatively, especially in the run up to the historic Unity Accord (of 1987).

“What has remained with lingering questions are not the Gukurahundi causes but the Gukurahundi consequences,” Moyo said.

Mphoko courted the ire of the public when he told lickspittle State media last week that Mugabe was not the author of the Midlands and Matabeleland massacres which claimed the lives of an estimated 20 000 people.

In his interactions with Zimbabweans on social media, Moyo also denied that he was behind the barbaric bombing of the Daily News’ printing Press by alleged State agents in 2001.

“That is an allegation. It has been made countless times before without any truth or facts to support it. I hope and pray that one day the real truth will be known.

“I honestly don’t know and that is the truth between me and God,” he said.

Comments (14)

yes, Mr Moyo, there is a further option. ZPF should do the decent thing, dissolve government, admit failure to govern, call for all stakeholders input, request a combined party interim government whilst honest, free, fair, open and Godly elections are called. That would be decent. That would be the further option!

TruthBTold - 21 February 2015

Those in manicaland who are celebrating the demise of Mutasa are very naive and politically bankrupt . Tekere was kicked out. Nyagumbo was forced to drink poison. Chitepo was assassinated, Ndabaningi Sithole was pushed out now it's Mutasa. Your diamonds are being enjoyed by people from other regions and nothing is going back to the Marange community. If you understand the history of our country most of the leadership was from Manicaland. These are the people who were directing the war. Mugabe and company only came in 1975 a year before the ceasefire negotiations. Your region deserve better than what is going on. Support your leadership there is unequal distribution of wealthy since 1980. Muchi guru Stop it. Or else you will tell us what happened to Tongo and Mahachi ? One of these days you have to tell the nation the truth.

Flash - 21 February 2015

"he will be shot"..... straight forward case " Open and shut" Mutasa is too dumb, One cannot expect someone in charge of spooks to be caught by a honey trap. Prof moyo is such a character, If zanu pf falls he wins, If zanu pf wins he wins.

X-MAN IV - 21 February 2015

Igula lamasi ligcwel'mlaza.

Gudl'indlu - 21 February 2015

Well all what Moyo said are lies and is a serial liar all what he knows is lies lies lies and lies but the good thing is the way he is destroying zanu much to our amusement . So now we wait for another party imaging from zanu and that is very good indeed .

Diibulaanyika - 21 February 2015

Thanks flash..being from Manicaland I totally agree with you. Our diamonds and in the hands of the other people while the Manyika people are suffering.

Manyika - 22 February 2015

Have you noticed how Moyo now always comes to the defense of Grace and Mugabe ever since the day Mugabe publicly attacked him and called him the weevil within? I don't know why he just can't be his on man

Dr Tapers - 22 February 2015

i will stand with didmus mutasa until i die as he is the last man standing in manicaland

patriot - 22 February 2015

As a point of correction to our compatriots who have identified themselves as the Manyikas and are claiming diamonds are theirs if i got it correct.If thats what they imply i just wanted to tell them that no resource belongs to a region but to Zimbabwe and its for Zimbabweans irrespective of regional,ethnic,racial or other attributes.That kind of negative and distorted thinking only arrive at atrocities.It ought to be condemned vehemently so that we come to terms with a solid,united people only as Zimbabweans and never as Vabudya,vakaranga,Manyika,makorekore,Ndebele,Kalanga,Tonga,Venda etc.First and foremost Zim at heart

carson macate - 22 February 2015

As a point of correction to our compatriots who have identified themselves as the Manyikas and are claiming diamonds are theirs if i got it correct.If thats what they imply i just wanted to tell them that no resource belongs to a region but to Zimbabwe and its for Zimbabweans irrespective of regional,ethnic,racial or other attributes.That kind of negative and distorted thinking only arrive at atrocities.It ought to be condemned vehemently so that we come to terms with a solid,united people only as Zimbabweans and never as Vabudya,vakaranga,Manyika,makorekore,Ndebele,Kalanga,Tonga,Venda etc.First and foremost Zim at heart

carson macate - 22 February 2015

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