Moyo a mafikizolo — Mwonzora


MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora yesterday described the recent resignation of the party’s Bulawayo provincial chairman Gorden Moyo as a non-event, saying the former Parastatals minister was a Johnny-come-lately who had failed to exhibit good leadership qualities.

Staff reporters

Mwonzora’s remarks came barely 72 hours after Moyo resigned from his post, citing factionalism and violence.

“The chairperson who felt he could not carry on is a newcomer, relatively speaking, in the province and anyway the party was kicking without him,” Mwonzora said.

He added: “It’s tragic that Moyo purported to speak for the country and then accused MDC of violence yet as demonstrated in the courts last week the party is wrongfully accused of violence.”

Last week, nine MDC-T activists were acquitted of assaulting expelled deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma.

Yesterday, Moyo could not be reached for comment on his mobile phone.

It is widely believed MDC-T vice-president Thokozani Khupe influenced Moyo’s election in 2011. Since then, the party has had two factions in Bulawayo — one aligned to Moyo and the other to former chairman Matson Hlalo.

Meanwhile, Moyo yesterday rejected calls by MDC-T to resign as Makokoba MP arguing doing so would give Zanu PF a chance to regain control of the city.

Moyo said MDC-T had been weakened by infighting and could not risk a by-election against Zanu PF in its current state.

This follows reports that some party cadres were angling to take over his parliamentary seat and party post.

“I could have resigned as MP on Friday, but I did not do that because I wanted to protect the party and the people of Makokoba,” he said. “If I had resigned, I would have opened up space for Zanu PF in Bulawayo and I could not countenance that. I can’t be the entry point for Zanu PF in Bulawayo. Zanu PF would win the by-election if I resign, MDC-T is losing everywhere.”

MDC-T has lost by-elections for municipal wards in Gweru, Harare and Chinhoyi among other areas since last year’s elections where the party suffered a stunning defeat to Zanu PF.

The party regards Bulawayo as its stronghold after sweeping all parliamentary seats and council wards in the last elections.
Moyo said besides, those calling for his ouster had no capacity to push him out.

“There is no one who can force me out,” he said. “It’s not only the structures that voted for me. I received close to 8 000 votes from Makokoba and yet our structures do not have more than 200 people.”

Moyo said he would now spend most of his time in Makokoba “specialing in politics of development, not power”.


  1. I wonder if this Mwonzora has brains at all. Why insult somebody simply because he resigned? Or maybe u are angry because u kno Moyo wil resign with his donor friends. U are displaying a lot of arrogance Mr Mwonzora. Now he is any enemy cause he wants nothing to do with power struggles in yor group?

    • @Lion- That Moyo was incompetent goes without saying but does he deserve these insults from an equally incompetent colleague, no thanks! Mwonzora is turning out to be another Manheru, lashing at all directions without giving thought to what he is saying…and for a spokesperson for the biggest party in the land, this is inexcusable. The least he can do is resign himself!

    • To Paurina Mupariwa .Honarable stop tribalism in Mdc-t how could you claim tht Gordon Moyo moyo got a position thru tribal card.More over thre is no women constituency any more coz tht was renewal agenda

    • ᴍʏ ʙᴇsᴛ ғʀɪᴇɴᴅ’s ʜᴀʟғ-sɪsᴛᴇʀ ᴍᴀᴋᴇs $66 ʜᴏᴜʀʟʏ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ . Sʜᴇ ʜᴀs ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏғ ᴀ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ ᴇɪɢʜᴛ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs ʙᴜᴛ ʟᴀsᴛ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʜᴇʀ ᴘᴀʏ ᴡᴀs $19420 ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ғᴇᴡ ʜᴏᴜʀs. ᴡʜʏ ɴᴏᴛ ғɪɴᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴇ……….


  2. It is now becoming increasingly difficult to understand what the MDC stands for. A senior party official voted for by the majority of people in his constituency tenders his resignation and clearly outlines the reasons for his disgruntlement. A party spokes person, in stead of doing the mature thing of acknowledging the loss and making an undertaking to working to eliminate the problems that have driven Moyo out, decides to be petulant and shamelessly infantile in his response.

    If the MDC modus operandi is that new members are insignificant, how will the party grow? If indeed Moyo had failed to exhibit good leadership skills, what did the party to to get read of him? Isn’t that what organisations do – weed out incompetent leaders? Mwonzora’s response to Moyo’s resignation is so petty, childish and indeed laughable by a party seeking to rule. What would be the point of joining the MDC if it means you cannot point out its short comings?

    Shame on you Mwonzora. You need to grow up.

    • @Ruramai, Mature analyis, Sekuru Dougie and Chamisa built their political careers on sharp forked tongues, mbiri yoku UZ, mahumbwe eSRC where opponents were viewed as enemies. Real politics is proving nonchalant to such skills, hazvichashandi. So every time they comment insults are part of the vocabulary. Party inoda tolerance to alternative views.

  3. Mwonzora u the one failing to exhibit leadership skills. I think the biggest problem for MDC T is u & Chamisa, ,,, u can’t just comment without insulting those whose views differ from u.How different is that from Zanu, ,,,, 4 zanu any 1 in the opposition are british agents & 4 u any 1 with a differing view is a zanu agent

  4. We know that Moyo is still gauging the support for Malawian Biti then he will join him actually they are working together right now the best thing is to nxotsha yena finish and kla.

  5. kkkkkk………….The only reason why he doesn’t want to resign from the party is the fear of losing his parliamentary seat and obviously all the previlegies associated with being an mp in zim. This explains the decay in our morals and principles in our society as a country or as a people, honestly if you don’t agree with your party like what he wants us to believe then just resign as a matter of principle as is the norm in many democracies and people will respect you for that. Now he just wants to resign from being the chairperson only and remain as an mp for the same party, well for those who might not know, it is common knowledge in byo that the guy was imposed as chairman in the province, so he has always being an outsider to say the least. GOING BACK TO BYO AGENDA FOR NGO MONIES AGAIN………PLS MAY GOD GIVES US PROPER LEADERS WHO WANT TO WORK FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF OUR PEOPLE NOT THESE FORTUNE SEEKERS

  6. gorden moyo is not mdc-t, so every one who feels the pan is hot is free to pop out of it. iyezvino tinoti hundi dzose kumoto & zviyo zvosara mudura. saka ngaende hake Zimbabwe ine maMDC-T hobho anotora chigaro ichocho. viva mdc-t

  7. Mwonzora obviously skipped lessons in diplomacy. Instead of acknowledging the work that Moyo did and thanking him, he instead started to disparage him which is a shame really. He needs to sober up and stop talking as if he is referring to a chairman of a boozers’ soccer club. This is a party that was hoping to be in government and I am glad they are not especially with motor-mouths like Mwonzora as the spokesman. I wonder how he would have been making comments about other countries whenever there are issues of concern or disputes. He is likely to be using the same uncivilised comments and language that would damage our diplomatic ties. Tsvangirai should look for a more sober spokesman who know when to speak and when to shut up.

  8. ah siyanayi na godhi mhani chiiko nemi weee kari kwa biti uka resigner hu mp unorohwa na biti ndiri kutokuudza

  9. Moyo is an operative working for Zanupf. Tsvangirai has been told about this information. Next is Tapiwa Mashakada. They both are CIOs

    • If the Tsvangirai knew that Moyo was a Zanu p.f. operative why didn’t he get rid of him though the party disciplinary process? Mwonzora denigrated Moyo for being incompetent but said nothing about him working for Zau p.f.

      It is unfortunate that Zimbabweans are so intolerant that it is virtually impossible for us to respect those whose opinions differ from ours. Anyone who shares thinks differently is a sell out. It is a pity because it is intolerance which led us into this mess we are in.

  10. Mwonzora is crazy. I am sure in any organization members have a right to express their grievances through proper channels and even to the point of resigning. By lashing out at Moyo he is being naïve and bigoted. He should grow up.

  11. Mwonzora is also a mafikizolo having surfaced in the MDC at the last congress from Muzorewa and company.He was not there when we formed this movement.To hell with his insults.

  12. @Va Mafirakureva, Mukoma, yu made my day! Kana Tsvangidho akaedza kudzinga Mwonzwora there will be a counter-expulsion, iye anodzingwavo (2nd time) and party inobva yazofa zvachose.

  13. It was unnecessary for Mwonzpra to dismiss Moyo as a mafikizolo. However, he is right to question Moyo’s allegations of violence in MDC in light of the recent court ruling that absolved its activists in the beating of… I forgot his name. Oh, it’s Mangoma by the way.

  14. A Country of educated IDIOTS heee Mwonzora this heee Chamisa this kunze kwekuti murwire voters roll ramusati maratidzwa nanhasi apawo DisGraze otiwo baba gurai vanhu musoro ukuwo kuSouth muZimba oonekwa achidya mwoyo womunhu neforknd knife. NYIKA yemadofo… MaCivil Servants next mnth no pay magetsi anongoenda ana Kasukuwere vanongoba mari asi unongonzwa maIDIOTS achiti Tsvangirai this Mwonzora this Chamisa this and that ndivo vari kutonga here haaaa maZimbabwe munondishatirisa mhani

  15. Gorden Moyo is a johnny come late

    i was taught by that man from 2000-2001 when he was at elite high school as my geo and divinity teacher. the man was a staunch zanu pf openly telling us that he will never vote for mdc and anyone pro mdc needs to have their heads examined after what happened in the smith era.
    at one point he said ndebeles deserved to die in the gukurahundi because of they were ignorant and sold the country to rhodes.
    moyo is a good man but he is a flip flopper

  16. Who is this shock-headed shambling ,ackward village baffoon calling himself Gordon instead of Godzva ,heee ndoda kuprotector party hee chino nonsense pawaiva usimo muparty yaiprotectwa nani famba uyende irege ife handiti haicharepresent zvido zvako enda ikoko kwazvinotariswa zvido zvacho puma nxaaa

  17. MDCT buisy fighting while ZANU PF is bulding its aupport base, apa ZANU PF is talking of giving 800 000 farmers inputs worth $3000, come 2018 mokundwa maelections moti tabiririrwa apa mayouth enyu anongopfeka mat /shirts and they are not registerd voters.You are also a joke MDCT, tipeyi maserious, msangano waparara uyu.

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