I respect Mutasa: Moyo

HARARE - Under fire Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo, who is battling a slew of corruption charges, says he has great respect for his ex-Cabinet colleague Didymus Mutasa despite their political differences.

Still locked in a bitter war with his rivals in a battle that has since turned tribal, Moyo is now seemingly seeking new pals.

In 2014, the then State Security minister Mutasa accused Moyo — the incumbent Information minister at the time — of abusing State media to demonise former Vice President Joice Mujuru in an onslaught against her faction. 

Responding to his twitter followers who had taken him to task over his love-hate relationship with Zanu PF that has seen him being kicked out of the ruling party at one point, Moyo said he owed his return to the fold to President Robert Mugabe and Mutasa.

“I was brought back by ... Mugabe & the process was facilitated by Didymus Mutasa for whom I have lots of respect even as we differ!” Moyo said last week.

Mutasa was Zanu PF secretary for administration when Moyo applied for readmission into the party nearly five years after he was sacked for defying a party directive not to stand as an independent candidate in the March 2005 general elections.

Prior to his readmission in 2009, Mutasa described the Tsholotsho North MP Moyo as an asset saying “in Jonathan Moyo, I find a very good and important investment for the party. He is a very good information person”.

But five years later, Mutasa was singing a different tune saying Moyo had become a national security threat.

“As a matter of fact, they (security agencies) now do not understand what Jonathan nemanewspapers ake (Moyo and his newspapers) are doing.

“And there is a possibility that we shall start investigating him thoroughly because zviri kuitika munyika muno (what is happening in this country) currently hazvisiri zvinhu kwazvo, zvinoputsa nyika zvakatungamirirwa naJonathan (all these things will destroy the country and being led by Jonathan).

At the time, Mutasa told the Daily News that Moyo was at the heart of besmirching the country’s top leadership, particularly Mujuru, a situation that was threatening national security.

On the other hand, Moyo hit back at Mutasa describing him as a security threat rather than a security person as he delivered a lecture.

Comments (8)

Jonho the typical political prostitute playing "chikapa" the way he knows best.

Mukanya - 12 October 2016

@mukanya,as far as i know jonathan has been a member of zanu pf since 1974,yu might be the political prostitute

truth - 12 October 2016

Msunu kanyoko wena sela lothuvi

Kachembere kekwaChivi - 12 October 2016

kurera imbwa nemukaka vaMutasa honai jona uya ndiye akakudzingisai mumusangano .Nhasi oti he respect Mutasa.what kind of respect proffessor.

Beremauro - 12 October 2016

Jukwa. KKK

Professor - 13 October 2016

JONSO IS A GOOD INFORMATION PERSON FOR BOTH THE PARTY AND THE COUNTRY,HE IS ONLY PLAYING IT SAFE THIS TIME AROUND,HE IS VERY CAUTIOUS NOT TO DISAPPOINT HIS PRINCIPALS CONSIDERING HIS PREVIOUS FALLOUT WITH THE PRESIDENCY.DURING THE NIGHT HE RUNS WITH THE HOUNDS AND DURING THE DAY HE RUNS WITH THE DOGS.HE HAS A FUTURE TO TAKE CARE OF PLEASE.HE IS ONE OF THE FINEST BRAINS IN THE COUNTRY LETS RESPECT HIM FOR THAT,NGATAMBE TAMBE MUSWE TAKABATA CHETE.

vivazim - 13 October 2016

Robin hood anotemesa nekutunganisa vanhu misoro.

X-MAN IV - 13 October 2016

@vivazim, I don't know what yardstick you use to describe motormouth as "one of the finest brains" in Zim. Those with some of the finest brains are not in the Zanu PF framework for the following basic reasons:- it is a very violent party, some principles are averse to violence. often bad things are left to continue (murder, graft, corruption etc) and in Zanu PF one only starts talking when either they are expelled or in trouble (very bad for any meaningful team building). whilst at the top, there a re a number of drgree/doctrate holders, the base seems full of uneducated and uncouth vermin (this difference typifies the oppression and exploitation of the "masses". (If you have learnt what counts in your studies and you're working hard to keep others ignorant what are you called? I despise this party and ALL it stands for, if I wanted to pursue a political career, I would submit to Allah and establish Shariah law in Zimbabwe. The country would be clean in a month after the vast number of infidels are beheaded.

Sagitarr - 14 October 2016

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