Source: Mutsvangwa dares Moyo to debate – DailyNews Live January 10, 2017
HARARE – War veterans’ leader Christopher Mutsvangwa has challenged Higher
Education minister Jonathan Moyo to a public debate, accusing the voluble
Zanu PF politburo member of fomenting power struggles in the ruling party.
Mutsvangwa and Moyo are sworn enemies, with their feud fuelled by Zanu PF
The two have divergent views on the post President Robert Mugabe era.
“I am keen and ready to humiliate Jonso (Jonathan Moyo), the snivelling
political scoundrel, to an open debate. I will surely expose the
dangerously ambitious political chameleon and all his Dr Jekyll and Mr
Hyde antics,” Mutsvangwa said.
Mutsvangwa – chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans
Association (ZNLWVA) – has openly stated that Vice President Emmerson
Mnangagwa must take over from soon-to-be 93 Mugabe.
This has widened his rift with Moyo, who is believed to be one of the
kingpins of the so-called Generation 40 (G40) Zanu PF faction, which is
fiercely opposed to Mnangagwa’s ascendency to power.
The Midlands godfather is embroiled in a nasty battle to succeed Mugabe,
with the G40 – also known as Young Turks.
This also comes after Mutsvangwa, who was expelled from the ruling party
last year for insolence, accused Moyo of deserting the war of liberation
and unduly influencing Mugabe’s decisions.
“The 2013 electoral landslide has been dissipated into petulant feuding
for power. The self-coined successionist sees their G40 scorched-earth
economic agenda as platform for power grab,” Mutsvangwa went on.
“The stolen future of a whole well-educated youthful generation is of no
bother at all. The daily diet of successionist drivel smudges twitter and
the social media while abject poverty stalks the G40 benighted Zimbabwe,”
Mnangagwa, while acting on presumed pressure from the G40 that accuses him
of seeking to stampede Mugabe out of power before next year’s elections,
was recently forced to disown Mutsvangwa and other former party cadres who
are publicly backing his ascendancy to a higher office.
Mutsvangwa further dismissed Moyo as a war deserter who has no capacity to
score political victory against battle-hardened former freedom fighters.
“As a war veteran who witnessed so much during the struggle, I dismiss
this irregular political usurpation by a wartime deserter turned spy. Let
the coward Jonso know that he is incapable of scaring anyone, let alone
battle-hardened war veterans,” he said.
He went on to claim that Moyo also had ambitions to succeed Mugabe,
labelling the Tsholotsho North MP a “viscerally cantankerous”.
“Compulsive plotting is a hallmark of his DNA; this engendered by an
obsessive craving for the top dog position of highest station political
destiny… today he rants all over the show atypical to a mad dog choked
with mustard – a bridge too far from power grab even as he struts in …
the physical grounds of State House.”