Khaya Moyo: Russia, China aid scares US

via Khaya Moyo: Russia, China aid scares US 30 September 2014

ZANU PF chairman and senior cabinet minister, Simon Khaya Moyo, has claimed that Chinese and Russian backing for Zimbabwe has left the West shaking in its boots as its agenda to force regime change in Harare collapses.

Khaya Moyo made the boast while addressing a press conference in Havana after concluding a week-long visit to Cuba last week.

“We understand their (West) fear when China and Russia are pouring in billions of dollars to partner with Zimbabwe in infrastructure, mining and beneficiation of minerals within Zimbabwe,” Khaya Moyo said.

President Robert Mugabe and a handful of cabinet ministers visited China in September and managed to commit Beijing to funding various infrastructure development projects which are expected to help fire the country’s faltering economy as well as create thousands of jobs.

The veteran leader returned to Harare to host a Russian delegation headed by foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and sealed a $3 billion deal to develop what is expected to be the country’s largest platinum mine.

Zimbabwe’s economy has been struggling for years, a problem Mugabe blames on sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States between 2002 and 2003 to punish alleged rights abuses and vote fraud.

Harare denies the allegations, insisting the country was being punished for its land reforms which saw about 4,000 commercial white farmers being forced off their land to make way for more than half a million landless blacks.

Explained Khaya Moyo: “Zimbabwe undertook the land reform programme which took more than 12 million hectares of land owned by about 4,000 British settlers and corporations and gave it back to millions of Zimbabweans after almost 100 years of being dispossessed.

“So we were slapped with trade sanctions, unilaterally. It is because our political clarity is too dangerous for their selfish interests and others should be encouraged not to follow suit by demonstrating that if they dare follow, their economies will be wrecked by unilateral economic sanctions.”

Although agricultural production collapsed following the violent and poorly-planned land reforms, helping trigger a decade-long economic crisis, the resettled farmers have turned the corner with tobacco output now close to the pre-2002 levels.

This, Khaya Moyo said, had left former coloniser Britain red in the face with embarrassment.

“We now see their embarrassment when our own Zimbabwean new farmers are on a trajectory back to, and beyond what the British settlers were producing,” he said.

Ordinary Zimbabweans had also awakened to the regime change machinations of the West and gave them a perfect riposte by handing Zanu PF an emphatic new mandate in the 2013 elections.

“We see their nervousness when the regime change agenda is in tatters when the people of Zimbabwe on 31 July 2013 voted for the end of a dysfunctional unity government with western puppets,” Khaya Moyo said.

“This is the mandate that we got from the people and we are pursuing it sanctions or no sanctions. Not negotiable … I am glad to note that the tool of sanctions is now blunt and losing its effectiveness every day.”

Opposition parties claim Mugabe and his Zanu PF party cheated their way to victory in last year’s elections and have vowed not to participate in the next ballot scheduled for 2018 unless key reforms are implemented to make the contest fairer.

But Khaya Moyo said rivals know that they cannot win against a newly energised Zanu PF.

“Things are moving very well (with regard to the economy) and although the opposition got a few seats in the last elections, we will give them no chance in 2018 because people know who is who,” he said.

“Our party is guided by the sanctity of the peoples’ desires…our policies and programmes are people centred and people like the policies and programmes.”


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    It would appear that the syphillus has reached an advanced stage for Khaya Moyo, as well as his boss.

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    Swagman 6 years ago

    What amazes me is, globally
    farmers are the minority, as
    modern mean and women would
    rather work in urban surrounding –
    it’s easier, more lucrative and
    not as physically demanding.

    Take the USA for example (or UK/EU),
    there is a huge migration from the
    rural/farming areas to the cities.
    China is especially true to this move.

    So, Mugarbage and his ZPF thieves should
    be encouraging experienced, white, black,
    yellow farmers to work the land, with free-
    hold leases and 99 year contracts.

    Empowering blacks to take over these
    ‘mobile-fone-farms’, has bankcrupted and
    destroyed the agricultural infrastructure.

    Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana and Malawi have all
    see the advantages and expertise of the white
    farmer, and are benefactors of their hard work.

    Mugarbage is an idiotic, pompous murderer!

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    Swagman 6 years ago

    USA GDP = $18 trillion.
    Russia GDP = $11.4 trillion.
    China GDP = $9 trillion.
    Total Russia/China = $20 trillion.
    ‘Together’, they barely overtake USA.

    USA Health Aid to Zimbabwe 2013 = $129 million.
    USA Food Aid to Zimbabwe 2013 = $25 million.
    USA Infrastructure Aid to Zimbabwe 2103 = $65 million.

    China Health AND Food Aid combined 2013 = $125 million.
    BUT, ‘Concessional Loans”, the loans that require
    cooperation, partnership and the repayment are
    HUGE, because China know it cam easily
    hold Zimbabwe to ransom, of it’s Future!

    The Zhing-Zhongs don’t do ANYTHING for NOTHING!
    ZPF will learn the hard way!

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    tapiwa 6 years ago

    The government lacks cohension there is minister of finance saying something and Khaya saying something else. Do they ever wonder whey the two countries (USA and UK) have the leading growing economies in the developed world. Why would they worry about Zimbabwe if Zimbabwe was of really consequence they would have disposed the government already.

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    Don’t blame Moyo. He is singing for his supper.

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    Which type of mbanje id this short man smoking? Such posturing shows the country is in the hands scatterbrains.

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    Mixed Race 6 years ago

    Not worth commenting on!!!!

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    idiot khaya moyo it’s pathetic

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    nesbert majoni 6 years ago

    Which billions is this idiot talking about

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    revenger avenger 6 years ago

    What ” mega-deals ” did this pompous fool bring back from the failed dictatorship of Cuba ????? Huh !!!!!!!!

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    Malcolm 6 years ago

    “It’s the Zimconomy, stupid”

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    USA quacking in their boots my big black arze.

    Moyo is as delusional as Mugabe.

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    Johnny k 6 years ago

    Cuba has been a socialist paradise for the last 50 years. However they are now getting AID from South Africa. Khaya Moyo is a moron and should be in jail,
    The demonstrations currently taking place in Hong Kong by millions of people should be emulated by Zimbabweans.
    Why can all our opposition leaders we not ask all the disgruntled men, women, students, chilren, elderly, whites blacks and coloureds to go to the center of Harare and just sit down and demand democratic rights.
    This must be done in front of the world media who should be asked to come and recored the events as they happen.
    Even the might of the Red Army are at present too scared to send in the troops to squash the dissent because of the effect it would have on their credibility.

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    Jake PhD 6 years ago

    My PhD tells me that Simon is still being Simple.

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    gorongoza 6 years ago


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    mumvana 6 years ago

    Give me a break, please minister. You and your ilke are now definitly believing their own propaganda,just as Herr Goebells said. The short sightedness of our rulers is beyond belief!! What sovereign country anywhere in the world has ever lied so low as not have its own currency and yet carry on agitating the owners of the currency it is using? What would happen to you if those people you were giving grief were to order you to stop using their money today ? Would you turn and say you were never serious with your jibes and tasteless taunts??

    Anyway, you can rest easy, they wont withdraw the use of their money, they dont take you seriously and more often than not they never listen to you or your leader’s rants. They have better things to do and so will let you bark like a little rabid dog on a very long leash.