MDC calls for Moyo's arrest

HARARE - As the ugly Zanu PF dust-up over the corruption probe against Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo (pictured)  and his deputy Godfrey Gandawa hots up, the MDC has joined the brawl calling for the arrest of the Tsholotsho North MP.

This comes as the two Zanu PF factions, which are going at each other hammer and tongs as they desperately bid to determine who will succeed President Robert Mugabe — Team Lacoste which is rooting for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Generation 40 group which is rabidly opposed to the Midlands godfather — have escalated their brutal succession war.

The MDC said yesterday that it wanted the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to ignore the allegations that it was being used by Team Lacoste to fight Moyo, an alleged G40 kingpin — urging the statutory graft body to investigate all corruption claims in the country without fear or favour.

“We call upon both Zacc and the ZRP to immediately arrest Moyo, Gandawa and all other public officials who have been implicated on very reasonable and tangible grounds, in the criminal offence of stealing and defrauding the State of its money and other public resources.

“All these people should have their day in court. At the very least, this is the very essence of the rule of law. It is apparent that the thieving of public resources has always been the Zanu PF way of running matters of State,” its spokesperson Obert Gutu said.

Moyo, who was on Wednesday last week said to have been saved from arrest by Mugabe — having at one point sought refuge at Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s house — has accused Zacc of pursuing a Zanu PF factional and tribal agenda.

With analysts and opposition parties pointing out yesterday that the graft probe on Moyo had highlighted the “naked abuse” of State resources by Zanu PF, Moyo himself has in the meantime continued to train his guns at Mnangagwa and his ruling party supporters in a series of messages posted on microblogging site Twitter.

“So traditional leaders in Matabeleland are just ordinary people & empowering them & the region is fraud, corruption & abuse of office! ... While it’s ok for some to use Zinara funds to build tarred roads to their village farms, it’s fraud for others to get bicycles for chiefs!

“So Matabeleland places like these in Tsholotsho remain as they were in Lobengula’s times because developing them is fraud & corrupt? ... You can say what you want but I would rather be a Robin Hood than a cruel tribalist, murderer & UN-identified cross border diamond thief!,” he tweeted at the weekend.

Moyo and G40 accuse Mnangagwa and Team Lacoste of using Zacc to target them in the blitz against corruption, although the anti-graft body has been removed from the Home Affairs ministry to fall directly under Mugabe’s office.

The attempt by Zacc last week to arrest Moyo follows claims that he, Gandawa and Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) chief executive Frederick Mandizvidza have engaged in multiple fraudulent activities involving hundreds of thousands of dollars which the anti graft body has been investigating since July this year.

Comments (9)

Arrest the thieves Mugabe

Thieves - 10 October 2016

its sad that our country is placed in the hands of such corruption silly politics It stands divided and its not even the citizens causing divisions like racism it is within zanu itself !!! In the case of gukurahundi Moyo accuses Lacoste not the president Moyo why did you join Zanu after what did to your father ??Each time the president is away these 2 factions cant stop to take a dig at each other and when they meet the president on arrival from his secret rendevous they pretend all is well !!!!Saka iwe Moyo you think threatening students peacefully raising concerns about jobs is better than stealing from them as we are aware the said funds were meant for students Do you think you did what was right ? If you are improving Tsholothso why not make it transparent These 2 factions are playing games with Zimbabweans As for Mnangagwa you preached about stopping corruption hardly 2 weeks ago when you were acting President here is your chance Lets see you act Its like iwe urikuba saka ini ndobawo What happened to honesty ? Citizens are crying with genuine concerns but you guys are planning on worsening problems already there Anyway keep fighting so you can reveal the extend of the rotten ness in our government No wander you want to stay in power and as of you the acting President to outright and support Moyo -I am speechless ok we never expected much from you After staying in a hotel paid for by the Gvt for 2 years It shows you guys have very little empathy for citizens You all have done your best to milk the country dry You are competing on who does that best !!!!Unbeleivable

Naphiri Chisayi - 10 October 2016

Anything to do with ZANU PF you do not talk of arrest. The police is ZANU PF , the law is ZANU PF , Judiciary is ZANU PF and to say the truth all the senior office holders have the same propaganda who will arrest who. No law to talk of if its about ZANU PF senior members.

mwanza - 10 October 2016

all of them will rot in jail one day

Camilla Kasiyano - 10 October 2016

So the Minister of Justice's tribalism is the reason for Tsholotsho not having roads? Isn't the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure (Obert Mpofu) from Matebeleland? Jonso hiding behind a finger...

Side eye - 10 October 2016

@side eye,this platform is not designed to expose your ignorance

truth - 10 October 2016

haiwawo what development? Yemabhasikoro ne ma motorbikes? What kind of development is that, iwe johnso ukapiwa bhasikoro or motorbike ungade, handiti unotoda latest landrover? Get away professor, zvakuwanawo nhasi, vamwe vachatevera don't worry, all of you zanu idiots will go that's the order of life, everything will come to an end, iwe na bob, grace, mnangagwa, etc will all soon be history.

misty - 10 October 2016

Looting from gvt resources particularly from Harare Polytechnic continues unabated. The issue of 25 non-existent companies that are given tenders was reported but the whistle-blower was castigated and threatened left,right and centre. These fictitious companies are conduits through which Harare Polytechnic funds are siphoned and ends into pockets of big wigs in ZanuPF. I don't to start mentioning them but urge the ZACC investigations at Harare Polytechnic. A lot of briefcase companies with names such as Masibanda and other interesting names are winning tenders here. They do half done jobs. Whose company is constructing the durawall? Whose company is supplying computers and rocking chairs? Who owned the staff canteen which was once converted into a bakery? How much do polytechnic principals earn because one of them buys cars like bicycles?

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 10 October 2016

I don't understand how someone takes money for development and spends it on a million man march and then also calls that event a national event when it was clearly a Zanu counter to demonstration against "the one we do not speak of" if that is not corruption then surely i don't know what is.

Harry Potter - 11 October 2016

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