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by Staff reporter
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FORMER industry minister Nkosana Moyo is a “spineless quitter” who failed to “contribute anything meaningful to the development of Zimbabwe” when he was in government, says Chris Mushowe.

The minister of information said this in a statement in which he was responding to Moyo’s social media comments on the Zimbabwean government’s “financial indiscipline” and “failure to grow” the economy which he said has largely contributed to the current financial crisis.

Mushohwe said with reports that Moyo is being positioned for a position in opposition politics, he had resorted to attacking the Zanu PF government for political gain.

“Many, however, remember Nkosana Moyo as a fugitive from a ministerial appointment made by President Mugabe whom he dares to insult today,” said Mushohwe.

He added, “The nation is fully aware that Nkosana Moyo was given the responsibility to oversee the Industry and International Trade Ministry in 2000 but instead proved himself to be ‘spineless’ and a quitter when he left Government in 2001 in a rush after failing to contribute anything meaningful to the development of Zimbabwe.”

There was no end to the attack: “Instead of joining hands with other patriotic Zimbabweans in the trenches, Moyo could not withstand the heat and cowardly eloped to foreign lands.

“While it is his right to join crumbling opposition politics, Zimbabweans have a right not to expect any solution from a person who deserted them in the past and now, quisling-like, seeks to join another party.

Mushohwe also threatened Moyo, saying any attempt to besmirch an iconic and principled veteran leader like President Mugabe was bound to boomerang.

“Having been associated with a few International Finance Institutions, Moyo should be the first one to understand the reasons why Zimbabwe is in its current economic situation,” he added.

Moyo was hired by Mugabe as one of the so-called “technocrats” following the 2000 elections. He was to quit a year later. He made headlines for skipping the country only to fax his resignation from South Africa.

A miffed Mugabe lashed out at Moyo and added that he wanted “amadoda sibili (real men)” in his government and not “cowards”.

In 2016, Moyo wrote an open letter to President Mugabe asking him to hear the suffering people's pleas.




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