Groups threaten Moyo with citizen’s arrest

SOCIAL movements leaders yesterday gave law enforcers up to Monday to take action against Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo, failure of which they have threatened to effect a citizen’s arrest for allegedly abusing over $400 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef).

Source: Groups threaten Moyo with citizen’s arrest – NewsDay Zimbabwe October 14, 2016


President Robert Mugabe last week reportedly blocked the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) from arresting Moyo over the allegations.

Moyo has since denounced Zacc’s investigation, accusing the anti-graft body of pursuing a Zanu PF factional agenda.
However, Tajamuka spokesperson, Promise Mkwananzi said if nothing was done against Moyo by Monday, they would take the law into their own hands.

“We have waited for the law to take its course on Moyo, who has admitted to abusing public funds. If there is no arrest by Monday, then we are going to effect a citizen’s arrest on him and surrender him to the nearest police station,” he said. “On that note, we also want to warn Vice-President Phekezela Mphoko that he should not try to interfere with the law. This is the second time this year alone, after he released two suspects from Avondale Police Station. If he continues with that behaviour, he will only have himself to blame.”

Another activist, Patson Dzamara, of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement, said Zanu PF and government officials were exhibiting retrogressive behaviour, which called for action by citizens.

“He (Moyo) is part an arrogant and thieving elite, who views the national purse as his private property. Moyo’s conduct summarises the failure, corruption, dishonesty and mendacity, which has been the hallmark of Zanu PF’s rule over the last 36 years,” he said.

“It, however, gives credence to the fact that Zanu PF and Mugabe must go because they have failed absolutely.”


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    TJINGABABILI 6 years ago

    How many Mashona thieves have stolen from the people ! Billions for that matter. Our Robinwood just stole a little bit! This is ZANUPF culture!

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      msweli 6 years ago

      The good thing about this whole thing is Musorobangu is the engine in the ZANUPF body politic,so Mr Nguni is stripping that engine piece by piece look outsige the box for once whatever your name implies do not get overexcited now and spare us the rhetoric

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    Ndugu 6 years ago

    Tjingabali you are a tribalist. we are not discussing about tribalism but you are now blaming the shona people instead of discussing about corruption in Zimbabwe

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    harper 6 years ago

    No point. Even if convicted he will not pay anything back and a presidential pardon will keep him out of jail. The law is only for the little people.

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    Doris 6 years ago

    Yes but Moyo is a compulsive political party flip-flopper. Consequently he has information on everything. Can they afford to let him alone? I don’t think so. He has always had a motormouth and he could easily spill the beans.

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    Mthwakazi 6 years ago