Jonathan Nathaniel Moyo: A Pain In The Everything!
23 February 2017
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Nomazulu Thata| 
It is indeed challenging to critique this young man by all accounts. When the article read; “Jonathan Moyo the competent face of an incompetent corruptocracy.” It was the best description we could get. By no account is he a political clean man, far from it. They don’t call him a political turn-coat for nothing. You cannot sup with criminals without being an accomplice. He is really guilty by association.

That said. We wonder at the abilities and capabilities of Jonathan Moyo, and already questions will persist in our minds. How does he dwell in political deceit for so long? Zanu PF was not and is not a party of level thinking people. The rudeness, corruption, barbarism and cruelty of the highest order since 1980, the country has history of genocide in its history books. He decides not to want to see any evil at all, but be part of the gravy train. His father is a victim of genocide in Matebeleland and Midlands. For a simple mind like mine I cannot comprehend this for once! I should be forgiven for being just a middle finger of average mental capacity, a lesser mortal I suppose!

Let me hasten to say that when Jonathan Moyo lost the parliamentary elections in 2013 to MDC-T’s Mrs. Roslyn Nkomo he did not take his political loss kindly. When there were calls from his former constituency asking for assistance from him, the northern regions were facing chronic famine at that time, he turned against them and reminded them of who they voted for. “that is where you will get your assistance” he said. I wish he could have acted differently. To assist your constituency because it voted for him cannot be mature politics at all. If he assisted he would have shown irrevocable love for his people in Tsholotsho North. I take great exception to that political discrepancy of his at that time.

Jonathan Moyo, after the elections, had a powerful position, he was Minister of Information, for some reasons that we scantly know why, he lost the post of Information Minister and was given a ministry for Higher and Tertiary Education.

Here Moyo has shown and still shines as minister in this ministry. A lot has been done with his STEM programs. We painfully looked at the competency of this young man called  Moyo, we are unable to critique what we see, a thorn in our flesh, his Zanu PF connections. He is full of surprises, his STEM program is well received by many even us his foes, we commended his work.

Alone the money he is said to have corruptly accessed in the national coffers; the money did not go into his pocket but used it to boost his STEM programs and some of it he bought bicycles and tricycles for headmen in his constituencies. He never appropriated the government cash into his personal pocket. The issue of his corruption was more on the inner fighting than that he was guilty of personalizing funds from the government coffers. A Catholic saint called St. Augustine stole money from the rich people to give to the poor people, just to give some reference to Moyo’s corruption accusations.

Not to subtract his already good work or downplay his success, I still find it difficult to comprehend some aspects of his gender insensitivity. If there were further programs to enhance STEM, girls and young women became second in his selection. I remember not long ago when he paraded only young men who had done well in STEM; there was not even a single woman in the panel of male achievers. Then came the opportunity of selected young STEM program overseas, were to be sent to USA for further enhancement of STEM subjects, only one young lady among nine young men were selected.

Moyo is a father to five girls. I wish there was some kind of gender sensitivity in his selection. Personally, I did not take this insensitivity kindly at all. To boost young men while reducing the young women’s performance does not serve equal opportunities for boys and girls at all. Equal opportunities for boys and girls are enshrined in the UN- MDGs and SDGs. His sidelining of girls perpetuates the notion that girls are second to boys or girls perform less than boys.

Nobody doubts the competence of this young man called JN Moyo. He is professionally and intellectually a competent man. but what does he want in a party of Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s Zanu PF? I would have said he was going to be a big asset in the coming dispensation, is he going to re-invent himself after the obvious downfall of Zanu PF and government? Who is going to buy his “weevil” status in the party Zanu PF? Are we going to go with his explanation that he was destroying the Zanu PF machinery from within and we accept it as true?

As someone coming from Matebeleland North, seeing the assistance that JN gave to the people of this region gave me some pride I confess, somehow but painfully. He can move a lot in terms of development in the region. He has transformed lives for the betterment of the villagers. We cannot take that away from him. We need to ask how many Zanu PF politicians in the region of Matebeleland have developed their constituencies in the way JN has done to Tsholotsho North. What has VP Mphoko done for this region? What has Thokozani Khuphe done to Makhokhoba when she was MP and Vice Prime Minister in the GNU? What did Welshman Ncube do for the people of Matebeleland and Bulawayo where he was once an MP for Nkulumane? What we know is that VP Mphoko gave three women three sewing machines to boost industrialisation in Bulawayo and flocks of chickens time and again.

Savaged by floods the assistance JN Moyo gave the people of his constituency is indeed tangible and noble assistance, it saved lives, people were grateful even coming from those helicopters, they showed all signs of gratefulness. It is a big noble gesture from a politician coming from Zanu PF. We commend this loudly dear JN; you did a great job indeed, a job it shall be remembered for years to come. We say  Moyo, Dewa, Vumabalanda, Zimbaibwe for putting lives first before politics.

However, the cabal you dwell in will tarnish all the good work you have done regionally and nationally. You developed Tsholotsho during your time as independent MP we know that too and we were grateful for this. You do continue to development the area in education, schools continue to be built.  I will be surprised if the money comes from the “corrupt funds from the government” As you can see we are at pains in critiquing your politics with Zanu PF; it is for this reason we say you are just a pain in the everything!

I ask you to do one thing, think like a father blessed with daughters in your yard. To be Seka Dade should reflect this in your ministry, please do more for our girls equally.  Bring our girls to the forefront of STEM programs. Educating a girl is educating the family, community and the nation as a whole, you know this very well as it is buzz-word in all national and international conventions regarding women and girl-children.

0 Replies to “Jonathan Nathaniel Moyo: A Pain In The Everything!”

  1. Moyo is not guilty by association, but is the very oil that lubricates the tyrant machine Mugabe.

  2. That might be true.But I personally believe that the guy is intelligent.

    Look at all he touches.It turns into gold …Evil gold or bad gold ,but gold.

    At the information ministry …He did terrible wonders.He crafted Aippa and the like.The reminants of Aippa have vexed opposition till recently.

    He was the given the Min of higher education…Look at STEM.Can we argue it’s good.

    Now in tsholotsho,he is everywhere, running around helping.

    Let’s give credit where credit is due.

    My only borne with Mama Nomazulu,is to say that in an article sounds apologist and it is politically incorrect to say Moyo stole to help Zimbabweans…Even if did help,you can’t write such in an article.

    Just like Mugabe Saying,” matebeles always skip the border to go SA..” it might be true …but one can’t say such at a public forum.

    It will be politically incorrect.

  3. Ma’am,I have always respected you,and that respect has not been lost.

    I respect you all the more for admitting,that he is equally guilty.

    As we try to write ,at times we lose some perspectives and lines of thought….But I do understand what you wanted to say.

    PS:…I do agree with you, Jonathan Moyo is one sleek man.Hate him or like him.He is brilliant and tactful,we can’t disagree with that.But unfortunately,he is tainted.

  4. the poor lady is just a PR officer for JM. The team has seen the inevitable, they are preparing for the unavoidable. No wonder they are even suggesting that people must forgive JM for the reason that he was destroying from within. Brand marketing! good job madam

  5. Hi Doc,
    I agree with you you are right. I think with lack of facts about JN in my hands i do omitted a lot. Please pardon me dear! You are right when you he is equally a criminal like all of them put together.

  6. Though I might agree that J.moyo is full of surprises..Bad and good.

    I will disgree with, Mama Nomazulu, here .Either you wrote the article deliberately to talk only about the good or you are too blinded with what Moyo has done ,you throw caution to the wind.

    .You state ” …He is really guilty by association..” Oh my,Moyo! Only guilty by association?.Are you serious.So that would mean ,he is clean ,but only guilty because he associates with Zanu.
    That’s hogwash.

    Moyo ,is as guilty as the rest .He is tainted red with guilt.And is one of the worst of them all.

    Lets not forget AIPPA,and what it wrought on Zimbabweans .
    Lets not forget he stole money,the money you are Sooo much trying to brush aside by saying”…But the money did not go to his pockets…Bla bla bla..” are you serious.

    The who told you he never pocketed the money.Lack of evidence doesn’t mean a crime wasn’t committed ma’am.So he stole Zimdef money ,and just have it all away to Tsholotsho?.

    Are you even serious.So St Augustine Jonathan Moyo,is a saint now.Did St Augustine,help to murder innocents,did he help to imprison innocents with Aippa?

    Did St Augustine steal money from Witswatersrand university?.

    No ma’am ,you are too conservative in your disgust of this man.He belongs no where in our new Zimbabwe project.