Zim negativity internally generated, says Minister Moyo

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Zim negativity internally generated, says Minister Moyo
Minister Moyo

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter

The negative reflection of Zimbabwe on social media is internally generated and intended to reach foreign destinations and capitals, particularly ahead of international and regional summits, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo said last night.

While Zimbabwe had its own challenges spawned by natural disasters such as drought, climate change and Covid-19, there is no crisis in the country.

Minister Moyo was fielding questions during a post-Cabinet media briefing.

“Negativity, which has recently mushroomed against Zimbabwe, let us look at what is the source. The source is internal, generated locally by our own people for the purpose of social media consumption so that it can reach certain personalities, destinations and capitals, which should respond negatively to Zimbabwe. That is the scenario. The consumer is social media and mostly those people who are outside,” said Minister Moyo.

“Yes, as a nation like any other country we have got challenges, especially under Covid-19. We have had lockdowns. For the past two decades we have been under sanctions and the economy has been limping. There is climate change, a direct consequence of drought, Cyclone Idai and lower generation of electricity. So there is less generation of food in the agriculture sector. Government has by all means developed strategies to arrest some of these challenges.”

He said the political situation in the country had been stage managed.

“The whole gamut of issues has been associated with activities that have been stage managed to a point that they are seen as real. As Zimbabweans, we must be Zimbabweans first. That must be our priority. It is pointless to destroy your home as if you have a second country. If there are issues that are not better understood, there must be dialogue,” he said.

Political dust in the country is usually raised whenever there is an international event such as the just ended Sadc summit and the African Union conference in order to draw international attention.

Minister Moyo said allegations of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe were unfounded and whoever had such evidence should approach relevant and competent organs with this evidence.

“There can be a propagation of a crisis in Zimbabwe. You and I know that there is no crisis in Zimbabwe. There are challenges, which are found in any other nation,” he said.

Minister Moyo said all leaders of Sadc were confident and happy with the election of President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique to the chairmanship of the regional bloc.

There has been frantic efforts by exiled G40 fugitives to stoke emotions and international outrage by rehashing and regurgitating old videos and pictures, some from other countries to give the impression of human rights violations in the country.

Gullible international audiences, particularly those outside the country who lack both historical and current contexts of Zimbabwe’s domestic politics, quickly clutched onto the demonisation narrative, which was also being peddled and aided by local opposition political parties.

It also emerged other former G40 members had written to the ANC, begging South Africa’s ruling party to help G40 remnants to be readmitted into ZANU PF, arguing that only the revolutionary movement had the capacity to resolve any problems in Zimbabwe, the July 5 letter to the ANC said.

“We don’t believe that there is an alternative political formation in Zimbabwe which can address this crisis,” Prof Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwao said in the letter.


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    Fallenz 2 years ago

    Instead of generalities, innuendo, subterfuge, and outright lies, how about addressing specifics and explain how the disappearances, incarcerations, intimidations, and murder of ZANUPF opponents, democratic activists, and corruption exposers makes the current Zim government anything but a mafia.  You blindly sit in your comfort, smug with your personal status and bloated fortunate never once considering how ZANUPF abuses are destroying the populous of Zim.  The conspiracy called “ZANUPF” has been, and continues to be, overtly immoral and EVIL.  Do you not realize that it’s not an “international”, but a higher power not of this world that counts your words, your actions… and your days.  Yours.

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    Knowledge Mapfumnk 2 years ago

    This Moyo thing is a liar & a monster to the population of Zimbabwe. People are being tortured. Why is it then people are in hiding the ones you call G40. All zanu pf elites are violent criminals. You have destroyed the country to the extent that even people in the villages are fleeing the country for better livelihoods in the diaspora. If South Africa does not help Zimbabweans to destroy these criminals they are haboring a time bomb for their economy. 

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      Fallenz 2 years ago

      Agreed that a time bomb is ticking.  But, it’s not only the elite of ZANUPF who are to blame.  They are the ones who are benefiting from the rape of the economy and silencing of peaceful dissent, but those who blindly support them, whether the motivation is tribalism, mob mentality, or seeking partisan favor, who are allowing it.  Without that support, the elite would live in fear of being held accountable for their disregard of law and order, surrender of decency, and the destruction of Zim.  A leader has no power without followers.

      Secondly, it’s not only SA, but all of SADC that is being endangered by their own silence.  They are in a position to influence the conduct of their fellow members, but their silence, waffling, and inaction is measured as indecision and complacency… and in that, they become complicit and coconspirators in the destruction.  All of SADC will suffer because the world will regard the entire region as unable to drag itself into the 21st century.  It would be as though the EU returned to the feudal system.  Loss of confidence and cooperation would result in isolation and loss of international investments.  In other words, what has happened to Zim could spread to the entire SADC like gangrene if those of the region continue to sit on their hands.