ZANU-PF offers Khaya-Moyo ministerial post

HARARE, – ZANU-PF has offered Simon Khaya-Moyo a ministerial post in a clear sign of appeasement after at least two party legislators defied the whipping system and voted for rivalry candidate Lovemore Moyo.\r\n

Khaya Moyo was trounced by Lovemore Moyo of the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) 105-93 for the post of Parliament Speaker.

There were 199 members of parlaiment who voted and of these 96 each belonged to Zanu (PF) and MDC-T while seven belonged to the smaller MDC faction led by Welshman Ncube. There was one spoilt paper.

On Wednesday the politburo launched a witch-hunt in desperate attempts to sniff out legislators that voted for Moyo.

ZANU-PF sources said on Wednesday Khaya-Moyo, the former ambassador to South Africa, was likely to be sworn on Thursday as a non-constituency
senator to fill the vacancy left by Vice President John Nkomo who was on Tuesday sworn as a non-constituency House of Assembly member.

Khaya-Moyo is further tipped to be appointed Minister of State in the President’s Office to become one of the three co-Ministers of National
Healing, together with Sekai Holland (MDC-T) and Moses Mzila-Ndlovu (MDC).

Vice President Nkomo is set to relinquish the portfolio in the Organ.