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Moyo accused of vanity

Dumisani Muleya

ZANU PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has dismissed as unfounded former Information minister Jonathan Moyo’s claims that he was “one of the few people who served the

ruling party from collapse”.

Mutasa, a Zanu PF cabinet minister for over two decades, said Moyo’s assertions were baseless and smacked of self-glorification.

“I don’t think Moyo even believes in what he says. He knows that that is not true. I hope he will revise those statements and withdraw them because they are false.”

Moyo last week registered to contest the March 31 parliamentary election as an independent candidate in Tsholotsho.

Moyo claimed his adversaries, Zanu PF heavyweights, chairman John Nkomo, Retired General Solomon Mujuru, Dumiso Dabengwa, Nathan Shamuyarira, Obert Mpofu and Cain Mathema, were happy to see him go.

“I hope that they will be honest enough to appreciate that I am one of the few who contributed to saving Zanu PF from collapse when they had each and all deserted President Mugabe in 2000,” Moyo said.

“I want them to know that I did not join a Zanu PF gravy train in 2000 but that I jumped onto a sinking ship that was heading for the ground after its captain was left alone by his crew.”

Mutasa said Moyo thought he rescued Zanu PF from falling to pieces because he was an “uninformed outsider” before 2000.

“If what he said was true then we would not be euphoric at the moment about his departure. True, he had lots of energy, ran around and worked hard but he is not indispensable,” he said.

Mutasa said Moyo should know that Zanu PF is bigger than individuals and would always survive without them.

“There were more senior and influential members who left Zanu PF before and there is nothing new about Moyo’s situation,” he said.

“Nobody is indispensable.”

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