War vets want Moyo censured

HARARE - War veterans yesterday accused President Robert Mugabe of failing to rein-in Politburo member Jonathan Moyo who has been wantonly attacking Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and key members of his Team Lacoste Zanu PF faction.

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa told a news conference: “One minister of government has literally run amok, shredding every rule book in the country, taking on everybody in the country, taking on the army, the judiciary, the minister of Finance (Patrick Chinamasa), the Speaker of Parliament (Jacob Mudenda), the vice president of the land and war veterans, literally brawling like a mad dog in a manger, but we are not surprised by his actions because he has suddenly found himself at the apex of executive power in the country.”

Mutsvangwa said if Mugabe was facing challenges in bringing Moyo to order, he should ask the war veterans to help in that regard.

“This kind of behaviour is something which can no longer be tolerated and we are saying to government, the appointing authority of Jonathan, that we war vets always dealt with such kinds of maverick, treacherous and unpatriotic behaviour and that’s how we built Zanla and Zipra forces, so we know how to deal with it.

“If there are difficulties in dealing with such kind of behaviour, they can always call on us; they should give him to us so we can deal with him.

“We can’t continue to have such a snivelling scoundrel in the body politic of Zimbabwe and we are saying to the president, enough is enough.

“We can’t continue to have a mad dog continue to run amok in our midst as he respects nobody, including the president himself.

“He (Mugabe) cautions him in public but he doesn’t listen, he still defies him so we are here to say enough is enough is enough, particularly when he scolds our general and our army.”

Moyo was unreachable for comment yesterday.

Mutsvangwa was apparently peeved when Moyo last weekend hit back at Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga after he took aim at Moyo, accusing him of undermining the Command Agriculture scheme, whose implementation is fraught with legal headaches.

Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa was the first to issue a thinly-veiled attack on the Higher Education minister on Monday last week. And on Tuesday, Chiwenga issued a lengthy statement in the State- media, reserving his harshest criticism for Moyo, in comments that attracted widespread condemnation among opposition political parties.

“When you attack the economy you become the enemy of the State,” Chiwenga said.

But the non-conformist Moyo, who derisively described the controversial Command Agriculture programme as an “ugly-culture”, told a local weekly that Chiwenga’s charge that he was a security threat for criticising the programme was “idiotic.”

“The president should rein in these barking dogs,” Mutsvangwa fumed yesterday. “We respect authority but when we do that, it should not be mistaken for fear.

“We never fear authority. We are all revolutionaries; we are egalitarians and should be treated equally, the same way Jonathan is treated.

“Rules which apply to Jonathan must also apply to all Zimbabweans. How can somebody attack the army general, the Republic’s vice president and they are not dealt with? That is not the Zanu PF way and has never been the Zipra and Zanla way and at some point, this thing has to stop.”

Comments (8)

i really hope the Prof knows what he is doing ....so many enemies he has created for himself

Mzilikazi - 4 July 2017

i really hope the Prof knows what he is doing ....so many enemies he has created for himself

Mzilikazi - 4 July 2017

Kufira munhu here chokwadi. Jonso you have put your life on the line because of hatred, bitterness and anger over irreversible past deeds such as gukurahundi. Is it worth it to die for a human being, whether it's gushungo or anyone for that matter? We are all humans and mortals with very short lives so guys stop this nonsense of fighting. The earth is Gods and all that is in it.

Madhunamutuna - 4 July 2017

Moyo's next move is to be the president,. watch

chahototo - 4 July 2017

MOST OF YOUR COMMENTS ARE AS IDIOTIC AS CHIWENGA's. WHAT BUSINESS DOES HE HAVE IN POLITICS WHEN HE BELONGS TO THE BARRACKS. WHAT DIFFERENCE EXISTS BETWEEN BOB & NGWENA. CHIWENGA WANTS TO BE V.P TO NGWENA, SO HE MUST REMOVE THE ARMY VEIL SINCE HE HAS BECOME A ROGUE GENERAL. STOP SUPPORTING THESE MURDEROUS THUGS & FACE REALITY!!!

Save - 4 July 2017

Prof moyo is a very interesting character. Zanu pf needs him more than he needs them. Whatever outcome happens to zanu pf he wins. You chase him he wins he stays he wins.

X-MAN IV - 4 July 2017

There are only two people in the mafia party who speak their minds under ALL conditions - RGM & JM. The rest hide behind other people. To Chiwenga I say, if attacking the economy is the same as attacking the state, the whole govt is guilty of that as they rampantly and corruptly destroy the economy daily in pursuit of personal wealth and glory at the expense of the same state.

Sagitarr - 6 July 2017

I think the issue at hand is the success or failure of Command Agriculture. Just publish the area put under command, the resources used and the yields obtained zvapera.

Bento - 20 July 2017

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