Moyo blasts Zanu PF, opposition

Gorden Moyo

FORMER MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson Gorden Moyo on Sunday castigated Zanu PF for being preoccupied with its congress instead of devising strategies of mending the economy and creating jobs for thousands of the country’s unemployed.


Zanu PF will hold its elective congress in December and most senior officials are reportedly busy angling for positions by aligning themselves with the party’s main camps allegedly led by Vice-President Joice Mujuru and Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Moyo, who is the patron of the Bulawayo Progressive Residents’ Association (Bpra), was addressing delegates at the Bpra convention at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair where the pressure group was electing a new leadership.

Moyo, who has been linked with the MDC-Renewal team as head of the Diaspora and international relations committee although he has remained mum on his involvement, said the government should speedily implement the new Constitution.

“The government must focus on implementing the provisions of the Constitution which take into account the issue of employment.
“Our generation is cursed and very unfortunate. If it was not that this year we had a bumper harvest, we were heading to the 2008 situation where people suffered,” he said.

“The most corrupt people in the country are the ones who are accusing other people of corruption and are stalling development in the country.”

Moyo had no kind words for the opposition which he accused of taking a self-destructive route instead of tightly marking Zanu PF leaving the masses at the mercy of grinding poverty.

“Let’s remain united. You (Bpra) are the hope of the people of Bulawayo.

“Let’s not focus on political differences, but development as we are aware that Bpra comprises people from different parties and various other organisations,” he said.

Moyo said Bpra should fight alongside residents in condemning the introduction of prepaid water meters which the Bulawayo City Council was attempting to force on residents.

“The issue of buying water is very disappointing,” he said.

“Whoever initiated the idea is very dangerous.

“Even in developed countries, there is nothing like buying water, so why then should residents here buy water?”

Moyo reportedly controls civil society groups in Bulawayo such as Bpra and the Bulawayo Agenda, which he used to lead before venturing into politics full time.

Incumbent Bpra chairperson Reason Ngwenya was retained unopposed and will lead a 19-member largely unchanged executive for the next five years.


  1. “The issue of buying water is very disappointing,” he said.
    “Whoever initiated the idea is very dangerous.Moyo you confused the person you imposed to people is the one who initiated the very dangerous idea.The current mayor lost in primary elections to thug Gift Banda and Gordon Moyo imposed him

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