‘Moyo a security threat’

INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo

FORMER Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has described Information Media and Broadcasting minister Jonathan Moyo as a security threat and questioned how President Robert Mugabe could call him a fool after 38 years of working together.


Mutasa was responding to attacks on him by both Mugabe and Moyo, but he said he would not lose sleep over the Information minister’s insults.

“Criticism from Moyo comes to me like water on a duck’s back,” he said at the weekend.

“He is a big security threat to this country.

“He knows that better than anyone else.”

Mutasa would, however, not go into detail about why he thought Moyo was a security risk.

Moyo and Mutasa had a very public fallout after Mugabe accused the Information minister of being a weevil and plotting to destroy Zanu PF.

former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa
former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa

But Moyo turned the tables and instead accused Mutasa and a host of other people of plotting to unseat Mugabe, leading to their ouster from the party’s top echelons.

Responding to Mugabe’s remarks that he was deranged and a stupid donkey, Mutasa said he was not a fool.

“If that was the case, I would never have been where I am and doing this work for the benefit of Zimbabwe and working with him for 38 years,” he said.

“I am surprised that he sees that now after all that we have done, working closely together since 1977.

“Well that is his view and he is entitled to it.”

Mugabe has already said that he will not brook foreign interference in his party following Mutasa’s letter to Sadc, hinting that he will not entertain the missive.

But when Mutasa was asked what his next move would be if Sadc, whose chair is Mugabe, were to ignore his letter, he said: “I will wait and see.”

Mugabe returned from a five-week-long holiday to be met by scores of Zanu PF officials who were demonstrating against Mutasa, but the former Zanu PF top man said he was not too bothered about the protests.

“They have been protesting against me at Zanu PF headquarters, in Mutare, Rusape, Headlands and now at the airport,” he said.

“That does not affect me. It is about the illegality of their actions. They are illegal.”

When asked if he did not fear for his security as he was no longer afforded government security and in the face of increasing verbal attacks, Mutasa said he had seen worse in his life.

“No, I do not feel insecure,” he said.

“I have worked under worse situations in Rhodesia under (former Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian) Smith’s illegal regime and during the liberation war in Mozambique.”

Mutasa fell out of favour with Mugabe after allegations that he, Mujuru and many other Zanu PF officials were plotting to oust Mugabe at the party’s congress held in December last year.

This led to several suspensions and expulsions which saw heavyweights like former spokesperson Rugare Gumbo and former Labour minister Nicholas Goche being sidelined.


  1. Who is a fool here? Robert or Didmus?? If it takes 38 yrs to discover that you have been working with a fool and at times the person being called a fool was appointed CIO boss by the accuser. kkkkkkk wema newspaper plse be serious and analyse statements and help us. A double fool is calling a fool, fool. kkkkkkkkkk

  2. Some so-called political analysts are actually ZANU PF activists.They will never have a balanced view of political events, especially if things are not going their party’s way. Mutasa has a very strong case. It’s well known that Mugabe as the SADC chair&against Mutasa,may ignore the latter’s letter but Mugabe has been exposed internationally.Already there was a demonstration against him in Zambia.This trend may continue elsewhere & it does not speak well of him. ”HAPANA CHISINGAPERI.”

  3. It is the height of insanity for a president to tell the whole world that HE is under petticoat government.This means that the president has consigned the whole nation to his petticoat government,displacing innocent fellow blacks form the land they legally reclaimed & occupied for 15 years.”WHAT A SHAME!!!!!”

  4. Dear comrades we’ve fought an Imperial (Shitstem) system and we’ll continue fighting it. Aluta continua Didymus Mutasa, Aluta Continua Cde R Gumbo.Don’t despair or give up the people (povo) are with you. Smith said blacks will never rule Rhodesia in a thousand years to come , what happened then?

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