MINES and Mining Development minister Obert Mpofu yesterday paid tribute to the late Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development minister Seiso Moyo saying he was an “amazing politician”.
Speaking at the Lutheran Church in Tshabalala ahead of Moyo’s burial at Lady Stanely cemetery in Bulawayo, Mpofu said MDC-T MP for Nketa did not have enemies.
“He was not like me and (Finance minister Tendai) Biti who speak as if we hate each other,” he said.
“Moyo was an amazing politician.He was not driven to madness by politics. Politics is a drug.”
“If you are in it, it can drive you to build or to destroy. He never said anything bad about other people. But if you put me on the stage and put Biti as well, you will think we hate each other.”
“But the truth is that even in Harare where we work, we are fine with each other and live side by side.We meet every Tuesday for Cabinet meetings. We discuss and in fact we are living lavishly together.”
“The truth of the matter is that the positions that we are occupying are your positions as the people.
“We eat because of you. We fly in airplanes because of you. We sleep in hotels, side by side, because of you.”
Biti, who also attended the service responded to Mpofu’s speech with a joke. “If I see Mpofu, I think of diamonds,” he said. “I will search him (for diamonds) after this service.”