Obert Mpofu must shut up: Moyo

HARARE - While on government duty in India, my attention has been drawn to reckless, irresponsible, disrespectful and unacceptable remarks about me by Obert Mpofu made in the glare of the media at an extraordinary meeting of Zanu PF’s Matabeleland North provincial coordinating committee in Lupane on April 23, 2017.

I have read Mpofu’s remarks as published today (yesterday) by the Chronicle on its various social media platforms and published by The Herald also on its various social media platforms.

From the published remarks on the social media platforms of the Chronicle and The Herald, it is clear that Mpofu abused the PCC, as he so often does, in his mistaken belief that just because he has a big body he should throw his weight around and usurp the PCC for his personal purposes and his grossly selfish politics that the people of Matabeleland North have come to loathe for its depravity.

Mpofu believes he is the Zanu PF PCC in Matabeleland North and that the PCC in Matabeleland North is Mpofu. This rot of his has gone on for too long and too far.

Even against this background, Mpofu’s allegation that I worked with Zanu PF national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere to set up parallel structures to topple President Robert Mugabe would be laughable but for its very serious implications. And so the record must be stated as it is.

Thanks to the successionist antics of the likes of Mpofu, the time has come to say without fear or favour that the allegation that Kasukuwere has set up parallel Zanu PF structures to topple president Mugabe is high sounding nonsense.

Yes, like everyone else, Kasukuwere can make mistakes, not least because he is too loyal, too committed and works very hard for the party.

Putting aside the understandable issues raised by the party’s women’s league regarding specific issues that have been addressed, nobody has said exactly what mistakes, if any, Kasukuwere has made. But to accuse Kasukuwere, of all people, of setting up parallel Zanu PF structures to topple president Mugabe is wickedly preposterous and hogwash of the century.

I wish to say that I have worked with Kasukuwere, sometimes around the clock, supporting and serving president Mugabe, Zanu PF, the government and our country.

For example, I know only too well that the historic #MillionManMarch organised by the Zanu PF youth league last year would not have succeeded without Kasukuwere’s leading and active facilitation as the national commissar of our party.

I’m proud of the work I have done with Kasukuwere in support of the president, party, government and country and it would be a great honour for me to be charged for doing that work by a well-known, shameless and greedy Judas Iscariot.

Mpofu’s allegation that I have attacked command agriculture in the social media and that I should be censured for that shows beyond any doubt that he has become dangerously opportunistic in his quest to impress some successionist interests in the hope of securing a position in their treacherous ranks.

I have challenged the falsification of command agriculture in and by The Herald, Chronicle, Sunday Mail and Sunday News.

The falsification has included cooked up figures and ridiculous claims that government has adopted a policy of command economy on the back of command agriculture.

So I stand by what I have said about the falsification of command agriculture without any fear whatsoever.

I have explained my position to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who has directly raised the matter with me and who has assured me that he understood my explanation.

It must be understood that some of us are not programmed robots who will consume, regurgitate and peddle nonsense published by The Herald, Chronicle, Sunday Mail and Sunday News under the pretext that they are government newspapers publishing government policy about government programmes.

Only aliens from outer space still don’t know that these newspapers have become successionist broadsheets in the streets and on social media.

It’s a pity that Mpofu apparently believes that a policy is a government programme only when it is claimed by successionists who distort or misrepresent it for purposes of grabbing power.

Many in Matabeleland North, and indeed across the country, know why Mpofu has remained stone silent when the likes of Headman Moyo and other rogue war veterans have insulted president Mugabe.

It’s because birds of the same feather flock together, even in silence. Mpofu’s claim to be the obedient son, used to cover up his greedy exploits, has never fooled anyone.

Zanu PF has one centre of power across the country and that centre of power is president Mugabe, my appointing authority to whom I report directly, not via Mpofu or anyone else for that matter. 

Mpofu is a colleague in the politburo, and not my boss. If he does not respect this fact, he must prepare for the consequences. 

Comments (2)

Whoever(yena uyazazi) is a gay gansgta between the two of you should just shut the f**k up!

Hon. Temba P. Mliswa - 25 April 2017


chatunga - 29 June 2017

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