#Mugabe: Jonathan Moyo a Devil Incarnate, Counter-revolutionary

via Mugabe: Jonathan Moyo a Devil Incarnate, Counter-revolutionary. VOA 07.06.2014

VOA Staff

07.06.2014 12:31

WASHINGTON DC — President Robert Mugabe attacked Information Minister Jonathan Moyo saying he is divisive and attempting to destroy the party from within.

Mr. Mugabe told mourners at the funeral wake of the late Information Minister Nathan Shamuyarira that Moyo is a counter-revolutionary, who has hired journalists that were fierce critics of Zanu PF.

According to the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), President Mugabe further said Zanu-PF is a “party of simple people who do not need intellectuals to cheat them.”

He branded his information minister a “devil incarnate”, accusing him of appointing editors of state-owned newspapers who were sympathetic to the opposition.

Reuters quoted Mr. Mugabe as saying, “I am saying this in light of what is happening now. When you have our minister of information wanting to pit people one against another, you don’t do things like that.”

“I am saying this because all the men that we had, who were leading the newspapers, were fired and replaced by those from the MDC. You were all thinking you had a trusted person,” he said, referring to Moyo, adding that the minister was in fact “a devil incarnate”.

Critics say the president’s succession battle is now being fought in the state-controlled media where Mr. Mugabe appointed at least two journalists that were based overseas before the 2013 national elections.

He suspended Happison Muchechetere, the chief executive of the ZBC, accusing him of earning a hefty salary while workers were not being paid.

Vice President Joice Mujuru and Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa are said to be leading two factions vying to succeed the 90-year old president, who has been in power for more than 34 years.

Mr. Mugabe has stated in the past that the two are not the clear favourites to succeed him as the race is open to all Zanu-PF members.

The party holds its congress at the end of this year with the post of president and first secretary of the party up for grabs.


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    Chicken to Chinja but sacred to attack ED??

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    roving ambassador. 8 years ago

    Bob is the devil incarnate.

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    KIBBS 8 years ago

    So anyone who is not pro zanupf is The Devil Incarnate?? What arrogance! Not that Jonathan Moyo is anywhere near Top of The Pops. He is a Turncoat and cannot be trusted by anyone.

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    The bible tells us that we shall know a person by his/her fruit. What fruit do we see in Zimbabwe? A bad tree cannot bear good fruit and a good tree cannot bear bad fruit?????? What does Zimbabwe look like?????? Repent! Then comes restoration!

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    Jono Austin 8 years ago

    “wanting to pit people one against another, you don’t do things like that.”
    If there is any sign that Mugabe is unhinged it is the above statement. His entire rule has been based upon it from 1980.

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    Straight Shooter 8 years ago

    Gukurahundi ZANU PF and the MDC-T are not the alpha and omega of Zim politics – things are unravelling and the end is nigh for both of them. They have both done enough damage to the Zim political and social fabric.

    Its time they fell to pieces!

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    maita 8 years ago

    At 90 this man is still a village head. So corruption must not be reported. Its out the fish has rotten from the head.

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Someone needs to tell this evil geriatic Bob that he is a devil. He will soon be leaving this world to meet his master Satan