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Jonathan Moyo is a “real agent of American intelligence”


ZANU PF’s fiery Hurungwe West MP Temba Mliswa has hit back at Information minister Jonathan Moyo, labelling him the “real agent of American intelligence services”.


He also accused Moyo of abusing his ministerial post to punch at his political opponents by planting subversive reports in the State media.

Mliswa was reacting to recent State media reports which questioned his ties to suspected United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives attached to the US Embassy in Harare.

He claimed the reports were planted by Moyo as part of internal fights ahead of the party’s elective December congress.

Mliswa is one of the 12 Zanu PF MPs accused by some sections of the ruling party of receiving development aid from America in return for “selling internal party information”.

The “Dirty Dozen” MPs and some MDC-T legislators are also alleged to have clandestinely invited US Embassy officials to their constituencies for meetings with various members of the community.

However, both the US Embassy and the MPs have denied the charges, with the latter saying the “dirty campaign” was being engineered by Moyo to tarnish their political images ahead of the party’s national elective congress in December.

The temperamental Zanu PF Mashonaland West chairperson yesterday said Moyo had more CIA DNA in his veins than all those accused combined.

“Moyo is more CIA agent than all of us combined; it is in his blood. Who is a CIA agent, the one who controls the fund or the one who receives . . . that is just cheap politicking being done,” Mliswa said in apparent reference to Moyo who once worked at Ford Foundation in Kenya, in 1993.
Moyo, who could not be reached for comment yesterday, is alleged to have left the American-funded Ford Foundation in a huff after he was implicated in a corruption scandal involving about $61 644, according to an audit report then.
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