Wikileaks hitback – Chamisa says Moyo and Chaibva are “certifiable idiots"
PRIME MINISTER Morgan Tsvangirai is focusing on more important matters affecting the country rather than the leaked US cables on Zimbabwe, a senior party official said yesterday.
Nelson Chamisa, the MDC-T spokesperson said Tsvangirai would not be distracted from his duties by Zanu PF “functionaries” who were calling for his resignation or arrest for alleged “treasonous offences”.
These included Professor Jonathan Moyo and former MDC national executive member Gabriel Chaibva whom Chamisa yesterday described as a “certifiable idiots”.
Among others, the two on Friday called for Tsvangirai’s prosecution saying he was a traitor for holding conversations with US diplomats on ways to end the Zimbabwe political and economic crisis.
Some of the leaked cables reveal that Tsvangirai discussed options on how President Robert Mugabe could be removed from power.
But Chamisa yesterday said the revelations were merely “wikilies” with neither basis nor credibility.
Rather than be obsessed with fiction, he said, Tsvangirai had more important business to deal with.
“There are pressing issues in the country as we prepare for elections. We can’t allow ourselves to chase shadows and shoot at straws. Tsvangirai wants Zimbabwe to be free and democratic and nothing can distract him from that goal.”
Zanu PF has started cranking up the propaganda on Tsvangirai demanding immediate resignation from Government and public life or face what it called prosecution for a litany of treasonous offences he committed as detailed by WikiLeaks.
In an interview with State media, Tsholotsho North legislator Professor Jonathan Moyo said: "There are only two things that could happen in any civilised democracy, for him to resign not just from Government but public life altogether. He must also be prosecuted for a litany of treasonous acts against the State."
"The only questions about those two thi-ngs is not whether they should happen but when they are going to happen," he added.
Prof Moyo said it was shocking to note that while in Government and having taken an oath to uphold the laws of the country and as a Cabinet member, Mr Tsvangirai continued to campaign for the retention of sanctions and for use of unlawful means to cha-nge the Government.
"As early as 2000 he was actively asking the US to bring troops to Zimbabwe to effect a coup," he said.
Former MDC infiltrator and member of the Central Intelligence Organisation Mr Gabriel Chaibva echoed Moyo’s sentiments adding that it was treasonous for Tsvangirai and his party to craft ZDERA and continue to call for the retention of sanctions against Zimbabwe.
"This is treasonous and Tsvangirai should be held accountable for his actions. The only sensible thing for him to do now is to resign because more evidence is coming from WikiLeaks or those in the MDC-T must push him out because he is a traitor and has become a liability to the people of Zimbabwe. The quicker he goes, the better," Mr Chaibva said.
He said another alternative to rid the country of Mr Tsvangirai and his party was to call for elections.
"There has never been a more compelling reason for elections than there is to get rid of this political party. More importantly when we go for elections, the people of Zimbabwe now know that this man (Tsvangirai) all along has been working to advance the US and British interests in Zimbabwe.
"He never worked for the people of Zimbabwe and this explains why he has been making senseless demands on the so-called outstanding issues. It has been about usurping powers through the back door. Zimba-bweans must punish him at the polls for who wants to associate with an American puppet," added Mr Chaibva.
Another Zanu PF political analyst Mr Godwine Mureriwa said because of wild shortcomings, Zimbabweans would deal decisively with Mr Tsvangirai through the ballot box.
"The people of Zimbabwe will judge him at the polls," he said.