YOUR SHOUTS ON MOYO
Moyo a hero? Are you crazy?
Writing for New Zimbabwe.com last week, Professor Jonathan Moyo's friend and former Chief Reporter at the state-run Chronicle newspaper Admore Tshuma painted a picture of a heroic and misunderstood man. Clearly, most of you disagree and below are some of your comments
Editor - Kindly allow me to express my utter disgust and shock at the desperate letter from Admore Tshuma on behalf of disgraced Jonathan Moyo.
I have nothing personal against Tshuma. In fact I chad the privilege of interacting with him during his days at the Chronicle in Bulawayo. But I felt it necessary to challenge him on a point of facts and principles.
It is so sad that Admore can stoop so low, so much low as to attempt to associate Moyo with democracy. The truth of the matter is that Moyo is the worst hypocrite Zim has ever had. Moyo preached for democracy before being lured by the sweet smell of zanu-PF power.
Moyo was at the forefront in denying the people of Zim their national democratic hopes and aspirations. Here are some of the obvious situations:
* He opposed true Constitutional reforms as advocated by the NCA during the 2000 referendum
+ He enacted AIPPA and closed down many newspapers including the Daily News, the country's most popular daily paper.
* He instigated the arrests of many media personalities and had numerous defamation case framed against them
* He led the unjust and brutal onslaught against the MDC and many pro-democracy NGOs
* He defended and sustained the ZBC monopoly. He even closed down Joy TV. It is a shame that Zim today has only one television channel
* He defended Zanu-PF terrible human rights record in many forums both at home and in international meetings
* He promoted cronysm and corruption at Zimpapers and ZBC by appointing inexperienced and under-qualified staff to big positions. The issue of Stephen Ndlovu at the Chronicle being one good case in point.
No person who really understands the seriousness of the crisis in Zim can even dare attempt to associate Moyo with democracy. Moyo is a failed opportunist. He is no doubt the worst political liability ever in Zim, after Mugabe.
The only logical reason for Tshuma's support for Moyo is that he is one of the beneficiaries of Moyo's politics of patronage and cronysm.
Tshuma's views about Moyo are so shameful that they are not worth even the cheap paper they might have been written on.
Editor - The article
on prof Moyo is a misfit on this page I regard very highly. I am an
Zimbo based in New Zealand for obvious reasons including Moyo. It is
sad to imagine that they are normal Zimbabweans who even think Moyo
is something to write about. As far as I am concrened Moyo is a sellout,
selfish and an object for hire. I respect people of Matebeleland and
I dont think Moyo is anything but a greedy person who thinks he can
make it using whatever avenue is available. I pray that everybody will
Editor - I am not a journalist, I am not a political activist, I am just a nurse but I have decided to say one or two words to our friend Admore Tshuma concerning the article he wrote and was published on your website on 26-02-2005.
Moyo as being a hero because he brought development to Tsholotsho. My
friend, what Moyo was doing is what I call nepotism and this is what
has brought our country down -- lack of disciple and greediness. Ministers
should develop the country not where they come from. That is corruption
and is the same reason that Mashonaland is more developed that Matabeleland,
because greedy people always think of themselves. They enrich their
home areas using the tax payers' money. Moyo is your Hero, Admore, but
to some of us he was practising nepotism, regionalism and tribalism.
Because of greediness, ministers like Moyo give a blind eye to national
problems. We cannot bless evil because it's now on our side. We cannot
repeat the same mistakes made by our fellow comrades, we must all try
to be just and distribute the tax payers' money equitably.
Editor - The man is a former reporter of a paper that upheld a regime which oppresses of Zimbabwei ncluding the folks in Matebeleland. His friend and former boss was a part the system and it was OK with him as long as he was being paid.
His friend and boss
has fallen out of favour with those opressing Zimbabweans in general
and he (and his ex boss and friend) comes with some flowery tribal accusations!
How much will it take this man and all that think like him to realise
that we have all cried foul for a long time and NOT on any tribal but
on NATIONAL lines?
Editor - I dont understand this, does one have to be victimized by ZANU for him to be a hero? Before I knew it, there are praises for Jonathan Moyo because he was sacked from the ruling party.
I'm sure this is
the man who made the Zimbabwe situation so unbearable and why would
people want to sympathize with him? Is it because he is now the target
of the harsh laws that he masterminded? That guy deserves it!
Editor - Jonathan
Moyo has been part of the machinery that has brought misery to Zimbabwe.
During his tenure, he introduced legislation that have completely muzzled
the media. I hope he will now realise that his voice of frustration
stemming from his expulsion from the Cabinet will face the muzzle of
the very same legislation that he championed during his days as a Zanu
PF hero. Good bye Jonathan Moyo. You should have known that it was just
a matter of time. The same applies to your ex-colleagues who have bled
my country to death and confined the majority of the people of Zimbabwe
to generations of poverty and despair.
Editor - Your report
entitled "Jonathan Moyo, my hero" is both stupid and unhelpful.
Moyo should never be glorified and should be exposed for what he is:
selfish and arrogant. Given a chance, he could be worse than Mugabe.
Here is a man who still thinks Mugabe is the best thing that ever happened
to Zimbabwe! Have we forgotten who was responsible for the enactment
of the most draconian media laws in post colonial Zimbabwe? People should
not be naive or blinded by what has become of him, he is still a satirist
and propagandist. This could turn out to be one of his spins. Zimbabweans
don't be quick to forgive and forget. As for your former Chronicle reporter,
he is still singing his master's music, keep on singing.
Editor - This is
for Admore Tshuma : please do not mention Prof Moyo and democracy in
the same sentence. Are you crazy? He is not a hero, he is responsible
for lots of problems in Zimbabwe and he is a puppet for Uncle Bob. He
is a thief and he must be punished for all the bad he has done. Many
people died in Matabeleland but he still supped with the Zanu PF devils
and wanted Mnangagwa - the 2nd biggest devil - to be Vice President.
I am not going to say anymore!!!!
Editor - I don't
mean to offend Admore, but Prof Jonah Moyo has been exploited to an
extent that has made more enemies than friends. He has absolutely nowhere
to run except to his home area, but besides only standing for that paliamentary
seat what is he going to do? In the diaspora I don't see anyone accepting
him because of the comments he has been made to make. With all due respect
to his academic level and quality of his work in ZANU PF, he hasn't
learnt enough to realise that ZANU chiororo and this marks
the beginning of the end of the professor.
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