State capture tears Zim ruling party apart

Tired of poverty, unemployment and corruption inflicted by Zanu PF

Tired of poverty, unemployment and corruption inflicted by Zanu PF

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE factional fights tearing the ruling Zanu (PF) apart regarding the successor of President Mugabe have taken a dramatic twist with his chief propagandist suing Mugabe’s deputy with state institutions also sucked into the infighting.

Higher and tertiary education minister, Jonathan Moyo, is instituting legal action against deputy president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom he accuses of “capturing” state institutions in his reported plans to succeed Mugabe.

Moyo, a former information minister, is accusing Mnangagwa of masterminding his possible arrest for alleged graft by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

The agencies recently sought to arrest Moyo at the ruling party’s Harare headquarters but he was saved by the intervention of Mugabe.

The firebrand minister, who has previously been fired from Zanu (PF) for sowing divisions, is also instituting legal action against information minister Christopher Mushowe, Mugabe’s spokesman, George Charamba, NPA, ZACC and editors of the government mouthpiece, Zimpapers, over the state capture allegations.

“The scourge of institutions of state being captured and used as willing weapons to bludgeon persons holding divergent views on political discourse is unacceptable,” said Moyo.

He alleged state institutions have been captured under the guise of fighting corruption.

Moyo is accused of defrauding Zimbabwe Development Fund of US$450 000 (over R6 million).

He has in recent weeks ranted at Mnangagwa through the media, accusing him of masterminding the atrocities in southern Zimbabwe in the 1980s where 20 000 people, including Moyo’s father were killed.

The spat is linked to divisive succession plans in Zanu (PF). Moyo is part of a faction frustrating Mnangagwa’s prospects of succeeding Mugabe but fronting for the First lady Grace to take over power.
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