Khaya Moyo sings for his supper

HARARE - Under pressure from Zanu PF hardliners to demonstrate that he is not a Gamatox at heart, and having survived the party’s brutal purges thus far by the skin of his teeth, Simon Khaya Moyo is seemingly hell-bent on impressing those who wield power in his divided party that he can be a useful Weevil.

Once a truly senior official of both the ruling party and its government, he now cuts a forlorn figure, ruthlessly relegated to the margins of its life, and reduced to being the post office through which party hawks release their vile but vacuous barbs targeted at their perceived enemies. It is pathetic.

Using the much-discredited Zanu PF newsletter-in-chief, The Herald — as usual — the reluctant Zanu PF spokesperson launched an umpteenth attack against the Daily News yesterday, accusing Zimbabwe’s most trusted daily newspaper of peddling falsehoods after the leading daily wrote a story about an apparent fallout between controversial First Lady Grace Mugabe and the party’s thin-skinned hardliners.

And for the record, we never said Grace and Mnangagwa had fallen out, but that they are now more aligned to each other.

Maybe Khaya Moyo is suffering hallucinations after failing to land the Vice President’s post which he thought was in the bag.

“Zanu PF has no gangs. We are a well-structured revolutionary party with a well-known liberation war history,” Khaya Moyo said, in yet another classic example of Zanu PF politicians singing for their supper in an embarrassing way.

If we may ask, Cde Khaya Moyo, what is so structured and revolutionary about a party that is daily at war with itself  — a party whose leaders have shamefully bettered Ian Smith’s thuggery against ordinary Zimbabweans to a point where citizens are now worse off than they were in minority-ruled Rhodesia?

As we have noted before, the disgusting slew of snake oil politics and desperate propaganda that is coming out of ‘‘Shake Shake House’’ (Zanu PF headquarters) and lickspittle State media is frankly frightening.

At a certain level, the ongoing hatchet jobs and smear campaigns are so childish and pathetic to a point of almost being laughable.

And there is method and typically murderous malice to all the barbarity — the sole aim of which is to annihilate and obliterate anyone remotely perceived to believe in the obvious fallibility of Zanu PF bigwigs.

But what is even more frightening is not the realisation that President Robert Mugabe is letting all these vulgarisms happen right under his nose, it is the thought that he may actually have come to believe the fiction brewed by his desperate spin doctors and obsequious State media. It’s tragic.

But like everything else in life, these propaganda blitzes and blatant lies have their limits, as Zimbabweans now know who is and who is not on the right side of history in our seemingly cursed country.

After all, denying the truth, Cde SK, does not make it any less true. And the Daily News will always tell it like it is, without fear or favour.

Comments (7)

Eish! If I were this esteemed comrade I would want to crawl into a hole and disappear like Saddam Hussein tried to do when he lost power! Kunzima.

Khumalo - 29 April 2015

Politically , Simon Khaya Moyo is now the late. Exists in body but Zanu PF no longer wants him. Will be spat out pretty soon .

Reader - 29 April 2015

SK is a Snitch and a coward who sold out others,and join the Weevils to save his ass.He is a man not ashamed to lick at the President's behind,doing it better than Grace herself

snitch - 30 April 2015

I guess when Mugabe chastised Kalangas, he had Simon Khaya in mind.

nyimo - 30 April 2015

The best editorial i have read. Svoto chaiyo. SaSK akanorara ngebhutsu musi iwowo wavakaverenga this masterpiece kkkkkkkkk

Mutinhi_weshuro - 30 April 2015

Well done Mr editor. A very fair comment to the likes of SK. Hope he has ears!! Ulalele ndoda nxa amanye amadoda ekukhuza. Yeka ubuthengisi bakho.

Nzou Nzou - 1 May 2015

Masterpiece Mr Editor , kwasara jonathan, saviour na charamba mukavanyorere chokwadi chakadai namwari hapana chavanotaura.

taneta nazvo - 2 May 2015

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