ZANU-PF is decaying: Jonathan Moyo

Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo has all but admitted that his party is in a dilemma, adding the recent disbandment of the district co-ordinating committees (DCCs) was inevitable considering the level of decay the party had plunged into.\r\n

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In a long, winding article in the State media yesterday, Moyo said disbanding of DCCs was the best Zanu PF could do under the circumstances as it had become obvious that they were serving a divisive role driven by egocentric individuals who had abandoned the party’s revolutionary agenda.

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“The DCCs had become just bad news over and above their constitutional remit,” Moyo wrote.

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Moyo, who party insiders say played a big role in persuading President Robert Mugabe to disband the DCCs, said for Zanu PF to delay the move in favour of procedure was tantamount to being trapped in the middle of the road “dodging” vehicles from both ends.

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“For Zanu PF, to keep the runaway DCCs and hope to deal with them procedurally in terms of the book given their clear and present threats to the people’s revolution coming from self-indulgent succession politics and unrelenting regime change agendas, had become equivalent to staying put in the middle of the road frantically dodging speeding oncoming traffic and hoping it will not run you over while you peruse the Highway Code looking for a rule out,” Moyo said.

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Moyo said the disbandment of the DCCs was a positive march towards restoring Zanu PF “glory” because “factions and the individuals associated with them come and go” but the party would remain.

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Mugabe recently announced the disbandment of DCCs following an epic politburo meeting. The move had been viewed as a way of prevailing over Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction in favour of that led by Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

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The move has reportedly been received with hostility by party some officials who claimed to have sacrificed their fortunes to land the DCC posts. Soon after the disbandment, Zanu PF set up a team led by the party’s secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa to visit the districs to explain to the grassroots the import of its decision.

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Mutasa yesterday told our correspondent that they would soon announce the date for the start of their visits to districts – Newsday.

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