Zanu PF shuts out Moyo

FORMER Information minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and other Zanu PF “prodigal sons”  will have to pray for the party’s benevolence to stand as candidates in the forthcoming elections as regulations that were recently drafted by the politburo state that one must have been a party member for five years to be eligible.

Report by Nduduzo Tshuma

Zanu PF meets this week to finalise its guidelines for primary elections, but a draft leaked to our sister paper Southern Eye at the weekend shows that Moyo’s stint as MP for Tsholotsho North might be coming to an end.

According to section 8.4 of the draft titled Qualifications for candidates in Local Authority and National Assembly elections, no member of the party shall qualify to stand as a candidate unless one “has served in the party as an office bearer in any of the structures of the party for a cumulative period of at least five years prior to the primary elections”.

Moyo was only readmitted into the party at the end of 2009 after he was expelled in 2005 for defying a party directive to pave way for a female candidate in Tsholotsho.

Any aspiring candidate must also be “a fully paid-up member of the party, have adequate political, economic, cultural and social knowledge of Zimbabwean affairs to enable him to contribute meaningfully to debates in the institution which he has become a member (and) is a good person of character.”

Moyo contested the 2008 parliamentary elections as an independent candidate before rejoining Zanu PF in 2009.

A fortnight ago, Zanu PF said the regulations were 95% complete with the only outstanding issue being the female candidates’ quota.

However, there were reports divisions had emerged over attempts to bar the so-called Young Turks from challenging the old guard.
There were also claims that senior Zanu PF leaders were eager to prevent those who they described as disloyal from standing on the party ticket.

Last year when it first emerged that the Zanu PF old guard was sweating to sideline aspiring candidates who had recently been readmitted after some years in the cold for various transgressions, Moyo said the party would bend the rules for him.

He was quoted by online publications saying: “The fact is that all rules have exceptions in order to avoid breaking because a rule or ruler that does not bend breaks!”

Moyo was not reachable for comment yesterday.

Another casualty could be Phillip Chiyangwa, who is eyeing a seat in Chinhoyi. Chiyangwa was frozen out of Zanu PF after he participated in the so-called Tsholotsho Declaration where party chairpersons were accused of plotting to topple Mugabe.

Those disqualified by the regulations on account of years served would have to plead their cases to Zanu PF’s national elections directorate, the document says.

The requirement will only be waived if the aspiring candidate  “is known to be a fervent, consistent and active supporter of the party and the party’s aims and objectives as spelt out in Article 2 of the constitution and has been a member of the party for a period of not less than five years”.

The national elections directorate is chaired by Zanu PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo who might decide Moyo’s fate.

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87 Comments

  1. Hauna Mota Hauna Imba

    Jonathan wamama.. Hahahahahaha

    1. HE IS THE ONLY BRILLIANT FELLOW IN ZANUPF! THEY CANT DO WITHOUT HIM! DEBELE, IS THAT NOT TRUE?YOU ARE! YOU HAVE SAVED THEM MANY TIMES! ITS PAYBACK TIME!

  2. DAI VATOMUSUNGA CHAIKO…AKAFA ANOVIGWA SIKOMBELA NABANANA

  3. They wanna get rid f e young turks bt obviously tt clause wch allows them t plead was put in place for moyo…..ZPF thnks we stupid

  4. takambokuudza kuti uchaitwa chirobho

  5. takambokuudza kuti uchaitwa chikorobho

  6. Who cares even if they throw Jona into the crocodile infested Zambezi, he deserves it.

  7. Komboni Yatsva

    Ihohoho bhora resimbi. Beware of being used as political condoms which are flushed down the drain after use. Ndakuyambirai ini Komboni. Takazviona kakawanda zvichiitika,

  8. It spells doom for Zanu PF not for Jonathan Moyo.

    1. Thats good for this country !

  9. Even in zpf, they know that Jonna Flip flopper is not well meaning. But do they do it with the intention of elbowing him out. Independent candidate again. I KNOW HIM FOR ARROGANCE.

    He will surely wrestle TSHOLOTSHO, come what may.or rules may be bend as he claimed, to slot him in. If he is not a useful fool/cum natty prof, how could he be promoted to become a member of the Soviet-styled politburo.

  10. Joseph Chinotimba

    Relatives of mine, it will be very unfortunate ifi people like Philip Chiyangwa are barred from participating because a lot of people have been eating his cash. Our suspect Jonathan Moyo cannot be trusted as he may be working to destroy the party from inside. He should not participate so that he is punished for cholocho decrareshen.

    1. josefa chinotimba

      My friend that is a dog fight within zanu pf,ahidi kupindirwa by anyone,okay.The other thing zanu pf has always suspected this Jonathan Moyo to be baba Jukwa.

      However even if he contests,he will never win the Tsholotsho seat,as the people of Tsholotsho vave vapanduki,uyezve vakatopanduka zvamuchese.Ndatenda.

  11. It looks like when people get old, reasoning also gets old. Why on earth would a political party in this environment try to exclude some members of society from its programs. So are they saying no to new members, if so let them vote for themselves then. I think if we, the excluded start our own party we will simply win this election given that the Zanu PF and MDC-T styles are the same.

  12. Wanzwa butter mfana jonono zvakuwana

  13. Zimbabweans are not as learned as I thot. Just read the last sentence before showing off how daft you are in the comment section.

    1. You are right! No right thinking party will discard of Prof Jonathan Moyo at this stage. He will definitely stand in Tsholotsho under ZANU (PF).

  14. Zanu pf for life. Icho!!!!

  15. ZanuPF is confused.How about the police and soldiers like Mandipaka and Nyikayaramba.Have they held office in structures at KGVI and Tomlison Depot? By the way,why are these revolutionary institutions still named after the colonial King? Tomlison Depot, Morris Depot, Llewelyn Barracks. We had galant fighters for first chimurenga such as Mambo Mashayamombe,Mambo Hwata,Mambo Makoni and Mambo Mangwende who were executed in the first chimurenga who deserve to be named after those establishments.

  16. voice of reason

    genlemen is madhuku zanu pf or he is himself ?

    1. Madhuku, madhuku so confused maybe ear-marked for Jonho’s post aka Baba Jukwa.

  17. Zanu pf won’t even think of ascking J Moyo coz they know he goes with his seat/constituency so they will bend th rules same with th security service chiefs they won’t dare chase them fo lack of dat requirement. Or they will be digging a beginning of their demise

  18. Jona will contest on zpf ticket, its
    only wishfull thinking from open
    zip, shut mind puppets who think
    moyo will not stand. There is no better
    man who can describe most of the
    puppets aroun Zim than Moyo.

  19. Zanu pf won’t even think of ascking J Moyo coz they know he goes with his seat/constituency so they will bend th rules same with th security service chiefs they won’t dare chase them fo lack of dat requirement. Or they will be digging a beginning of their demise. Any1 care to think that it was J Moyo who crafted that constitution and he wouldn’t dare shoot himself in th foot. Remember he’s th strategist

  20. Karikogagumiremachende.

    Jonono wazorwa butter. Kufandada chupeti

  21. They wont win the war by discarding off Jonathan from his constituency.he will counter them by contesting as an independent candidate.moreso his people love him to represent them in parliament

  22. Jono is tasting his sour medicine.he is a sellout.zanu is not yet severe on him.

  23. Bar Jonso Musorobanga and vrooom goes the Tsholotsho seat. Rules are made by man, so they shall be broken !

  24. Bvodjo- Charira, Kupiko?

  25. Oh yes . Abantu be chorocho . Pambili lo musoro banga .naye musoro banga naye . Even if he joins zapu or girinhi mushini or he becomes indipendendi again abantu be chorocho wil stand by him . Oh by tha way :zanu does not forgive and forget . Campaign for them sibili and they discard you like an overused condom .

  26. when the people of Tsholotsho voted in Jonathan Moyo, they were voting for an independent candidate who was not wearing the ZanuPF jacket. When Jona decided to rejoin Zanu, he did that alone without consulting the people of tsholotsho which is a total disregard of how the people of tsholotsho feel about ZanuPF. We are waiting for him to come and we will show him ukuthi abathengisi benziwani…

    1. Mind you Jonathan Moyo tricked MDC not to field a candidate so most of his votes were from MDC, ZanuPF had its candidate which lost so what gives you the impression than Jonathan Moyo will win? He benefitted from chicannery. He is gone ZanuPf can allow him to stand that i know because pamapenzi pega pega pane rinonzi ritombori nane haridye ma dhodhi rinongoazora chete mawonaka.

  27. Abathengisi bazaqunywa amasende hau!!!!!

  28. Zanupf will never win no matter what,that is child’s play.

  29. So you think Jona is the glue holding zpf together? He actually is the albatross round this party’s neck. This idiot has transformed this revolutionary party into the most hated entity on the land. Even if he stands in Tsholotsho he will be trounced by either of the MDC’s, for his previous victory was handed to him by an unsuspecting Tsvangirai who was fooled into believing the leopard had shed its spots and agreed not to contest against him in the belief Moyo was going to work with all progressive forces to oppose zpf.

    1. Exactly.

    2. Top heavy,you are a star my friend.Jonathan moyo is very cunning,a serial political flip flopper.

      1. Did the word cunning change its meaning recently?

        1. Yeth.

  30. Musoro unenge damba hawulume nhaka. Unototi umame chete.

  31. If they are going to bend the rules for Musoro Banga then why not just let everyone contest freely, you never know what those young turks may bring to your party. Maybe they might have fresh and new ideas. Chembere dzawandisa, maybe you might even consider changing leadership. Kkkkk

    Zanu yaora!!!!!

  32. away from emotional outbursts please note that jono will contest on a zanu pf ticket.

    1. @LIzzy- I am inclined to agree, but whether he will win the seat is another matter.

  33. Chitondori 2000

    Zanu (PF) is a time bomb just waiting to explode. The clock is ticking towards July 31 and the implosion is nearing. Mark my words.

  34. mandla ndebele

    Da only person who wil win a seat in Mat’land frm zanu is obert in umguza. Da majority wil b taken by da “green” mdc and jst a few seats here n ere 4 mdc-t.

  35. @shintsha guluva

    and ‘ as long as you are a dissident….?’.
    complete the sentence above:

  36. what a flip-flop robotics professor!

  37. I think MDC needs Jonso more than ZANU PF because
    Chematama anzwa nekunyeperwa namagaisa naThambolenyoka havana Data within 5 minutes of policy pronouncement Chamatama atove pa press conference akomana ingava nyika here iyoyo.

    OPEN ZIP BOYCOTT SHUT MIND!!!!!

    1. Chimurenga imbondoita swim into that zanupf sewer that is where you belong.

  38. Mutirowafanza

    Jonso garayi naye henyu.MDC T does not need him. He is a CIO.

  39. I honestly need your help here, ‘Do we have political chamelions or political prostitutes ?’ Which is the correct terminology madoda ?’ Kunzima !

  40. Another non-story. The guidelines have not been finalised and as far we all know they allow for flexibility. Jonathan Moyo will be a Zanu PF candidate for Tsholotsho, watch this space. Newsday needs to reign in its wayward and excitable pseudo-journalists bent on misleading by manufacturing news stories.

    1. The journalistic ethics of objectivity and fairness are strong influences on the profession. But journalistic objectivity is not the pristine objectivity of philosophy. Instead, a journalist attempts to be objective by two methods: 1) fairness to those concerned with the news and 2) a professional process of information gathering that seeks fairness, completeness, and accuracy. As we all know, the ethical heights journalists set for themselves are not always reached. But, all in all, like politics, it is an honorable profession practiced, for the most part, by people trying to do the right thing.
      The press is often thought of as a unified voice with a distinct bias (right or left depending on the critic). This simplistic thinking fits the needs of ideological struggle, but is hardly useful in coming to a better understanding of what is happening in the world. I believe journalism is an under-theorized practice. In other words, journalists often do what they do without reflecting upon the meaning of the premises and assumptions that support their practice. I say this as a former journalist. I think we may begin to reflect upon journalistic practice by noticing that the press applies a narrative structure to ambiguous events in order to create a coherent and causal sense of events.
      For citizens and information consumers (which are one in the same today), it is important to develop the skill of detecting bias. Remember: Bias does not suggest that a message is false or unfair. You should apply these techniques to determine if a message is fallacious.
      Critical questions for detecting bias
      1. What is the author’s / speaker’s socio-political position? With what social, political, or professional groups is the speaker identified?
      2. Does the speaker have anything to gain personally from delivering the message?
      3. Who is paying for the message? Where does the message appear? What is the bias of the medium? Who stands to gain?
      4. What sources does the speaker use, and how credible are they? Does the speaker cite statistics? If so, how were the data gathered, who gathered the data, and are the data being presented fully?
      5. How does the speaker present arguments? Is the message one-sided, or does it include alternative points of view? Does the speaker fairly present alternative arguments? Does the speaker ignore obviously conflicting arguments?
      6. If the message includes alternative points of view, how are those views characterized? Does the speaker use positive words and images to describe his/her point of view and negative words and images to describe other points of view? Does the speaker ascribe positive motivations to his/her point of view and negative motivations to alternative points of view?

      1. Bhavhu Yangu Hezvo

        Fakofluketembo. Mhata.

  41. What is a good person of character?

    1. Gay Monathan Joyo

      A good character of person.

  42. Mutirowafanza

    Both “Political prostitute” and “Political chamelion” apply to Jonathan Moyo. He is also a political flip-flopper.

    1. Bhavhu Yangu Hezvo

      Folitical plop-plopper…. Ngochani, dhodhi, assholi, mgodhoyi….

  43. Zvatotanga unonzi musangano isinjonjo bvunzai mahofa akazvitaura. more to come

  44. Nelson Chamisa

    Newsday is either run by MDC idiots or the editor thinks only MDC idiots read the newspaper, however i think only a lot of MDC idiots comment here.

    Newsday should give us proper news & stop this propaganda bullshit!

  45. Nelson Chamisa

    Newsday is either run by MDC idiots or the editor thinks only MDC idiots read the newspaper, however i think only a lot of MDC idiots comment here.

    Newsday should give us proper news & stop this propaganda bullshit!!

  46. Nelson Chamisa

    Newsday is either run by MDC idiots or the editor thinks only MDC idiots read the newspaper, however i think only a lot of MDC idiots comment here.

    Newsday should give us proper news & stop this propaganda bullshit!!!

  47. Nelson Chamisa

    Newsday is either run by MDC idiots or the editor thinks only MDC idiots read the newspaper, however i think only a lot of MDC idiots comment here.

    Newsday should give us proper news & stop this propaganda bullshit!!!!

    1. The journalistic ethics of objectivity and fairness are strong influences on the profession. But journalistic objectivity is not the pristine objectivity of philosophy. Instead, a journalist attempts to be objective by two methods: 1) fairness to those concerned with the news and 2) a professional process of information gathering that seeks fairness, completeness, and accuracy. As we all know, the ethical heights journalists set for themselves are not always reached. But, all in all, like politics, it is an honorable profession practiced, for the most part, by people trying to do the right thing.
      The press is often thought of as a unified voice with a distinct bias (right or left depending on the critic). This simplistic thinking fits the needs of ideological struggle, but is hardly useful in coming to a better understanding of what is happening in the world. I believe journalism is an under-theorized practice. In other words, journalists often do what they do without reflecting upon the meaning of the premises and assumptions that support their practice. I say this as a former journalist. I think we may begin to reflect upon journalistic practice by noticing that the press applies a narrative structure to ambiguous events in order to create a coherent and causal sense of events.
      For citizens and information consumers (which are one in the same today), it is important to develop the skill of detecting bias. Remember: Bias does not suggest that a message is false or unfair. You should apply these techniques to determine if a message is fallacious.
      Critical questions for detecting bias
      1. What is the author’s / speaker’s socio-political position? With what social, political, or professional groups is the speaker identified?
      2. Does the speaker have anything to gain personally from delivering the message?
      3. Who is paying for the message? Where does the message appear? What is the bias of the medium? Who stands to gain?
      4. What sources does the speaker use, and how credible are they? Does the speaker cite statistics? If so, how were the data gathered, who gathered the data, and are the data being presented fully?
      5. How does the speaker present arguments? Is the message one-sided, or does it include alternative points of view? Does the speaker fairly present alternative arguments? Does the speaker ignore obviously conflicting arguments?
      6. If the message includes alternative points of view, how are those views characterized? Does the speaker use positive words and images to describe his/her point of view and negative words and images to describe other points of view? Does the speaker ascribe positive motivations to his/her point of view and negative motivations to alternative points of view?

    2. To hell with you the so called Nelson Chamisa,you think we are fools.The real honourable N.Chamisa would not write his rubbish in this plat form.

      I guess you must be a Zanupf thug of some sort,bastard,to hell with you,idiot.

  48. jono unofanira kuva mupati yevatengesi zanupf yakatengesa nyika kumachaina anouraya chero anizvake anovapikisa hapana rusununguko vadzvanyiriri vachena Vatsibwa nevatema mafupa aNEHANDA amuka vadzvanyiriri mamweka

  49. don’t worry Jonathan, ZanuPF will AGAIN bend rules for you to contest

  50. Don’t worry Jonathan, ZanuPF will AGAIN bend the rules for you to contest

  51. Is Kedo Jon Knifehead?

    1. Yes, he da nyfehed…

  52. Ini hangu ndinoti Jonathan should contest on a ZANU PF ticket but I am against that qouter system because it is the same as imposition of candidates

  53. guys let zanu pf field the old horses they are easy to deal with.nothing new will come from them.look in chimanimani undenge rigged 2 times and won.he left soon after the votes were announced in his favor and that was the last time we saw him.he has no house in chimanimani,no wife and no interest in my mother village.bennet was 110 percent better than undenge.this time around zanu will learn a lesson.its better to vote a donkey into office than to vote for zanu pfutseke

  54. Dhidmas Mutasa

    Zanu by a landslide….. Pamberina 98 year old Matibili the Moscan.

  55. Dear Newsday and Southern Eye. I bought your printed edition of the latter which I found to have some depth. It covered extensively Bulwayo news, which is ok. However I stand to be corrected but you fellows have taken the word ‘cummulative’ to be the same as ‘consecutive.’ The Prof has accumulated more than 5 years in Zanu Pf. A soccer player ‘accumulates’ 3 yellow cards to miss a match in different, spaced out games and may miss some matches in between thru injury or not being selected. Hence Jonah has accumulated more than 5 years over the years in Zanu PF, in itself a dubious honor. By no means consecutive but accumulated all the same. I stand to be corrected

  56. Gay Monathan Joyo MP

    Accumulative, affirmative, consecutive…. Who da fark gives a schit? Kill all da mudderfarkers!

  57. Punyu has changed to Shintsha Guluva. The clown is just devoid of reasoning, he is deep routed in tribal wars. Remember madzviti akatinetsa too bad during the pre-colonial era.
    Abt Jona, pple shld just wake up n see reality, yes he will contest under chiparti chembavha ticket bt;
    He confused the pple who voted him in n lyk wht one person said he won bcoz other potential winners dd nt contest in tsholotsho.
    2) Pple shld wake up n see kuti zanu pf is not sincere on their rules also. they preach empowering the youth yet they discourage the same’s hopes of representing the party in such positions. its a party of olds. it sets rules n brake them for selfish interests. constitution dont mean anything to them as they will choose to ignore its provisions on jonna.

  58. úanu is pushing itself out just look and you will see.

  59. Zanu is pushing itself out just look and you will see.

  60. Tru dat . Punyu is bek . Tribal trash yanga yambonyarara .

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