Moyo set to become Zanu PF Political Commissar – Report
HARARE – Tsholotsho MP and former Information and Publicity minister Jonathan Moyo who was recently re-admitted to Zanu PF is tipped to become the party’s national political commissar, a top Zanu PF source said on Tuesday.
The sources, who pleaded for anonymity revealed that the party’s ‘prodigal son’ was the only candidate billed to take over from where the late Elliot Manyika left.
“This is exclusive; Moyo is going to be the next party’s political commissar. We had no option besides calling him to lead us again. We are just buying time for all members to get confidence in the Professor again," said the source. “In fact, it is not true that Moyo begged to be readmitted in to the party, it is actually us who approached him and asked him to come back. His letter was just a formality.”
“We have discovered that his (Moyo) absence was very expensive to us. Both of us needed each other so we had no option besides calling him in.
Now that he can not be a minister instantly, he will get the lime light as our commissar, everyone except a few are aware that he is the best for the job,” said the source.
However, Moyo could not be reached for comment to confirm if he was tipped for the post.
In a separate interviews, former Zanu PF Politburo member and now the chairman of ZAPU, Dr Dumiso Dabengwa said Zanu PF made a serious blunder by accepting Moyo again.
“Oh that one was the worst blunder they made. That chap is disastrous I do not know why they accepted him. They will soon regret for he has unfinished business with them,” said Dabengwa.
Moyo clashed with Zanu PF in 2005 when he attended the controversial Tsholotsho meeting which was seen as a coup to Zanu PF. He stood as an independent candidate and won the elections for two consecutive periods.
Despite strong feelings that Moyo must not be readmitted, some top party members like Nathan Shamuyarira, Didymus Mutasa, Patrick Chinamasa and President Robert Mugabe himself want Moyo to be given a very powerful position.
“They are saying he is an asset to the party. They want him to be astronomically elevated,” said the source. (Radio VOP)