Khaya Moyo bares it all

Khaya Moyo bares it all
Published: 13 September 2017 (127 Views)
ZANU-PF national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has revealed his deep seated at encroachment into his role by some party bigwigs whom he accused of sending inflammatory messages which he blamed for the growing factionalism in the former liberation movement.

Khaya Moyo also warned party officials to ditch back-biting and peddling falsehoods to President Robert Mugabe - a culture he said was causing divisions in the party.

Addressing a Zanu-PF commissariat workshop on voter registration here over last weekend, an angry Moyo accused party officials of usurping his role to speak on behalf of Zanu-PF.

"Everybody in the party is now a spokesperson, can't you see you are violating the constitution," a miffed Khaya Moyo said.

"We have spokespersons in all party wings even at provincial level, so stop talking nonsense. There are people who should deal with that but let me warn you, when it comes to national issues please don't tamper, I will deal with you.

"I am serious about this because it's destroying us. There is a lot of rumour-mongering in the party, honestly what's that? There is no direction," added Khaya Moyo.

Khaya Moyo wasn't done yet.

He reserved his harshest criticism for party officials he said were in the habit of spreading falsehoods and feeding Mugabe with lies.

"We were talking about it in the politburo. The president says he is tired of lies. Don't go to the president when you don't have facts because he is bound to make a decision on misinformation.

"Why do you tell lies? To get what? To achieve what?  If you have correct information go through the proper channels," fumed Khaya Moyo.

He conceded that factionalism had reached alarming levels and warned senior officials pushing factional agendas that their actions were good as committing treason.

"No one owns people. The party has membership and everybody belongs to the party. Talking of this issue of factionalism, us the former Zapu cadres we had no faction, we found factions at Zanu-PF. We are now being allocated, that so and so belongs to so and so.

"I feel factionalism is treason. We have a president then you have a faction, so that means you are also trying to be a president, that's treason.

"We have said it several times and we can't allow factionalism to continue when the leadership of these factions is known.

Why do you let them move around, they should be collected quickly. Factionalism is dangerous because as it is people are no longer greeting each other in the party," Khaya Moyo said.

Zanu-PF is being devoured by deadly factionalism which both party officials and political analysts blame on the burning succession issue.

The ruling party has been split into two distinct camps - with a faction of young Turks known as the Generation 40 - involved in a serious fight with Team Lacoste, a group backing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe.

Mugabe has consistently refused to appoint a successor - deferring the matter to the Zanu-PF extra ordinary congress which he argues has a constitutional mandate to do that whenever the party feels it needs a new leader.

This is in direct contrast to comments by his wife, Grace, who has been publicly urging him to anoint a successor.

Meanwhile, speaking at the same event, provincial affairs minister for Bulawayo Eunice Sandi-Moyo said real war veterans are those who belong to Zanu-PF.

"You cannot and can never call yourself an ex-Zanla or Zipra if you are not in Zanu-PF. There is nothing like that. In my government office, I get several requests from war veterans who do not belong to Zanu-PF asking for all kinds of assistance but I turn down those requests.

"I don't lie to them that this office represents war veterans that belong to Zanu-PF and not any other," Moyo said.

"Some come to my to office say ‘we are the Zipras we want to go and lay wreathes at the provincial heroes acre'. I have told them point blank that you ran away and joined Dumiso Dabengwa's party. My office does not represent Dabengwa's Zapu," she added.

The former freedom fighters have split into different camps - with the larger section of the war veterans backing the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) - whose leadership was jettisoned from Zanu-PF after a messy fallout with Mugabe.

- dailynews

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