Zanu PF lashes out at ‘restless, careless’ Malema 

Source: Zanu PF lashes out at ‘restless, careless’ Malema – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 25, 2019

By Everson Mushava

Zanu PF yesterday blasted South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, calling him a “restless and careless” leader whose criticism of President Emmerson Mnangagwa exposed him as a political novice.

The attack came after the EFF leader accused Mnangagwa and Zanu PF of hounding the late former President Robert Mugabe to death.

He was speaking at Mugabe’s Blue Roof mansion in Borrowdale on Monday, where he had gone to pay his last respects for the late former Zimbabwe leader, who passed on early this month in Singapore at the age of 95.

But his attack on Mnangagwa drew the ire of Zanu PF, which released a statement yesterday accusing Malema of not only being a stooge of the Western imperialists that Mugabe fought against all his life, but also for confusing verbosity to wisdom.

“Malema needs to be reminded that his illusion to equate youthful exuberance and verbosity for wisdom and grounded intellectuality exposes him for the political novice which he is,” Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said yesterday.

“That Malema is now a decorated stooge at the mercy of our yesteryear colonisers is now a public secret as exhibited by his constant verbiage against African leaders and their respective countries.

“It is sad the he used the Zimbabwean soil, the bastion of revolutionary mantra and the fortress of black consciousness, to lampoon the regional body, Southern African Development Community (Sadc) leadership and its ethos.”

He added: “In that regard, the party finds it reprehensible for Julius Malema to use such a solemn and sombre occasion to spew political propaganda and to score cheap political mileage.”

Khaya Moyo said Mugabe was a national, regional and continental and globally esteemed revolutionary icon who relentlessly fought against colonialism and “it is sad to have a puppet of the same colonisers Cde R G Mugabe fought in the form of Malema to demean all he solidly stood for.”

Mugabe was removed from power in a military coup in November 2017. Since his removal, top Zanu PF officials had taken turns to lampoon him, with some declaring that he would not be buried at the National Heroes’ Acre.

But after his death, the party changed tone and started describing Mugabe as an icon who deserved the national shrine honour.

Khaya Moyo said Zanu PF would always defend and uphold Mugabe’s legacy as the country’s founding father, urging everyone to respect and defend the legacy of country’s leader of 37 years.

“Charlatans and figures of controversy need not disfigure such illustrious virtues which define the larger than life character of the late Cde R G Mugabe by having Press conferences which disparage the African values and ethos which he stood for,” he said.

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    Wiston Zivanai 2 years ago

    Cde Moyo, what is your ZANU PF party doing to arrest the free falling economy almost 40 years after independence from the so called western imperialists or colonisers? You need to admit that you have failed to maintain the health, education, manufacturing, tourism industries which used to flourish during the so called western imperialists. Where is electricity, clean water, money, jobs, medicines etc ? Your part has dismally failed CDE. Just understand that we do not live in the past where you always quote chimurenga this and chimurenga that, those events have come and gone. Address the current issues which are troubling the country right now. If you cannot let anyone assume that power and you see wonders happening in Zim.

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    ZIVHU 2 years ago

    Sure, gone are the days of narrating the liberation values when the ZANU PF leaders are dying in foreign hospitals. This brings a big shame to the country like Zim which used to be a beacon in health, education, manufacturing matters.
    Now one of the Vice Presidents is being hospitalised in far away lands of China. Have you come across any one of the leaders from the so called imperialist countries dying or let alone hospitalised in any of the African countries? But you have the audacity of telling the whole world that you are a sovereign nation and you are progressing very well when you have mismanaged what was left by the whites to these miserable levels.

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    ZIVHU 2 years ago

    Cde Moyo, what is your ZANU PF party doing to arrest the free falling economy almost 40 years after independence from the so called western imperialists or colonisers? You need to admit that you have failed to maintain the health, education, manufacturing, tourism industries which used to flourish during the so called western imperialists. Where is electricity, clean water, money, jobs, medicines etc ? Your part has dismally failed CDE. Just understand that we do not live in the past where you always quote chimurenga this and chimurenga that, those events have come and gone. Address the current issues which are troubling the country right now. If you cannot let anyone assume that power and you see wonders happening in Zim.

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    Dave Scott 2 years ago

    Zimbabwe under white rule was 1000% better!!!! I don’t care what you useless idiots say, it’s true and the truth always hurts!!!!!

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    Smith saidNever in a 1000 years. They have had 39 that leaves the Zanoids 961 years to show they can do something!!! LOL