Govt notes Mnangagwa statement

Minister Khaya Moyo

Minister Khaya Moyo

Innocent Madonko Bulawayo Bureau
GOVERNMENT and Zanu-PF have taken note of a statement attributed to former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa which he allegedly issued after being fired by President Mugabe, but will not respond to it since it is neither addressed to the ruling party or the Head of State and Government, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.

The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, said Zanu-PF is not a press club and is thus not compelled to respond to press statements.

Former VP Mnangagwa was dismissed from Government over allegations of, among other things, disloyalty, disrespect, deceit, unreliability and lack of probity in the execution of his duties.

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His discharge of duties had also become inconsistent with his official responsibilities.

On Wednesday, Cde Mnangagwa was expelled from Zanu-PF following recommendations made by all the party’s 10 Provincial Co-ordinating Committees.

The decision was made during the 313th ordinary session of the Politburo which unanimously endorsed his dismissal from Government.

In an interview yesterday, Cde Khaya Moyo, who is also the Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, said contrary to reports in sections of the private media which inaccurately quoted him as confirming that various arms of the State were studying Cde Mnangagwa’s statement and an announcement on the appropriate action would be made “shortly”, Government is under no obligation to respond.

“The press statement is not addressed to the leadership of Zanu-PF and besides, Zanu-PF is not a press club. Therefore, we have just taken note of the statement but we don’t have to respond to it,” he said.

Cde Khaya Moyo’s clarification comes in the wake of an article in a private daily newspaper yesterday alleging that President Mugabe could lay treason charges against former VP Mnangagwa on allegations of undermining him.

Quoting unnamed Government sources, the report also alleged that the former VP could alternatively be charged with conspiracy to overthrow a constitutionally elected Government.

“Information minister Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday confirmed that various arms of the State were studying Mnangagwa’s statement, saying an announcement on the appropriate action would be made shortly,” the article said.

Cde Khaya Moyo said the report was inaccurate.

“All I said was as Zanu-PF we have taken note of the statement, but we don’t have to respond to it,” he said.

Former VP Mnangagwa on Wednesday issued a statement from an unknown location outside the country in which he alleged that he would return in a few weeks’ time to take control of all levers of power.

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  • Moe_Scyslack2

    So true. Now they are wasting taxpayer money and resources charging people over booing. So embarrassing.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Peace loving Zimbabweans will remain united and supporting their elected Government. ZANU PF will win again in the 2018 harmonized elections.

    • succuba

      You know this?

    • zimbotry

      They are already trying to jail people for expressing opinions as per their normal electoral ways.

    • museyamwa

      Please refrain from using Zanu-Pf and elected in the same sentence,you never disappoint with your waffling and trolling.

  • zimbotry

    How about a comment on our loss of freedom of speech under your failed Party?

    • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

      We are still speaking freely inthiscountry, subject to existing laws. No country has absolute freedom of speech. If you speak and contravene
      laws or other person`s rights you may invite the law against yourself. If you defame me you cannot plead freedom of speech. If you speak within your legal rights,the courts will protect you.Read our case law for your information. I hope you find my comment educative.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    I am saying if you watch the two videos, Mnangagwa speaking, you would dismiss nelson moyo`s political insinuation over the former VP issue.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Why would I do that instead of supporting our dear leader as per our 2014 ZANU PF congress resolution? Why do you imagine me being Lacoste? I am not Cde Laco.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Are you saying the lady has no right to address a ZANU PF rally. Just wait for the court to decide.. Public opinion court is not legally binding.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Read fully the Criminal Law Codification Act, you ,ignoramus. There are statutes besides the constitution.

    • Moe_Scyslack2

      Haulume. Hapana nyaya apa. Cite us the paragraphs if you think there is a case. Fool. When we are truly free we will pursue this midget of a man called SK and make him face the consequences. Hapana chisingapere.

    • Roninhood

      How far up your a#* is ZANU PF? I have read the constitution and Zimbabweans have the freedom of speech and expression. Booing is a expression of disgust, if you are disgusted by something you have the RIGHT to express it. The president is a civil servant who works for the people, and if the people are disgusted by what he is doing should they not express it? besides it was his wife who disgusted those folks.

  • Moe_Scyslack2

    Tell them succuba, especially this fake professor in borrowed robes

  • James

    Mugabe and his dogs are rulling zimbabwe as their property. We are your customers and bosses yet you treat us like nothing. This is not the zimbabwe ee fought for, maybe Mr Smith was a better leader. Change or we will take our country back