Breaking News

Khaya Moyo also met the US envoy: Wikileaks

by Staff reporter
12 September 2011 | 1801 Views
Zanu-PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo, frustrated the United States ambassador Mr Charles Ray, by stressing that both Zanu-PF and the MDC-T were to blame for the political violence in the country.

According to the latest diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, Khaya Moyo met Mr Ray and after repeated attempts to persuade him to admit that his party was responsible for the hostilities, but he told him that Zanu-PF could not be solely blamed for the political violence as the MDC-T also had a hand.

The cables dated August 6 2010, signals that the Americans were disappointed by Khaya Moyo's stance on violence in Zimbabwe.

The Ambassador wrote to the principals in the US saying: "Moyo, considered by many to be a Zanu-PF progressive, was glib, displayed an admirable bob-and-weave technique, and parroted the party line.

"He expressed a personal disdain of violence, labelling it good for no-one, but claimed that both parties were equally to blame for its occurrence."

In his summary, Mr McGee: "He also criticised the National Democratic Institute report on unsatisfactory election conditions postulating that a nine-day trip with visits to only three locations was insufficient to accurately assess true conditions on the group."

In a sign that the US ambassador was dissatisfied and frustrated with the outcome of the meeting with Khaya Moyo, he also reported: "From our observations he never once stepped out of his accomplished play acting. Perhaps he has been at it so long that the distinction between self and dramatis personae has become blurred or non-existent."

The whistle blowing site further revealed that Khaya Moyo kicked off the meeting by asking if a front page headline in the newspaper "the Daily News", proclaiming that the "top Zanu-PF leaders call for end of violence" was correct.

"After again singing a Psalm of the merits of peace, the war veteran reiterated the ruling party's wise, new, peace focused public relations campaign, and again blamed the opposition for causing violence," wrote Mr Ray.




According to the cable, Khaya Moyo lamented the existence of violence and attributed it to the existence of an organised opposition.

"It has raised the temperature," he stated, "especially since both sides view themselves as the winners. Both parties have caused the violence he continued, and the leaders of both need to control their followers . He proudly cited the example of the after-business-hours postering of Zanu-PF headquarters in Chinhoyi of MDC posters by unknown perpetrators," said Mr Ray.

Mr Ray said that when pointed out that for a year the ruling party has directed and encouraged teachers to digress from the curriculum and preach the merits of Zanu-PF, Khaya Moyo responded: "This was only the inculcation of history . . . the story of the liberation struggle and the glorious role of Zanu-PF in it success . . . and it is our national heritage and can never be questioned or denied ."

Khaya Moyo's attitude towards the American is a departure from other senior officials who, according to the cables, spoke badly about their parties.

Zanu-PF has said it will institute investigations into revelations that some of its senior officials supplied damning information about President Mugabe to United States embassy officials.

The MDC-T has announced that the party had resolved absolve senior party officials exposed by the WikiLeaks.

The MDC-T officials mocked their leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, describing him as weak.

Khaya Moyo Wikilekas

Source: zimpapers

Comments

Latest News

'Army now fed up with civilians' Jonathan Moyo says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 5086 Views

Just enjoying our Katuruturu as it is now Zituruturu

by MuHwisiry Chaiyeiye | 22 April 2019 | 1023 Views

The Gukurahundi Solution - Thirty five years after this Zimbabwe human...

by The Gukurahundi Solution | 22 April 2019 | 707 Views

Supporting Zimbabwe's devolution plans with devolved blockchain - 8-10...

by Donald Mudenge | 22 April 2019 | 334 Views

11 dead in kombi, Honda fit head-on accident - Eleven (11) people are ...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 2202 Views

Chamisa unveils Mwonzora, Mudzuri rescue plan

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 1834 Views

Mnangagwa pleads with Diasporans

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 1475 Views

Tsvangirai turning in his grave, says daughter

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 1396 Views

Minister fouls Mnangagwa's plans fouled by Owen Ncube

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 1662 Views

Bosso, Dembare beaten again

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 729 Views

Chamisa urged to back Mwonzora's bid

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 1265 Views

Registrar of Deeds dragged to court - REGISTRAR of Deeds has been drag...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 254 Views

Churches taking anti-sanctions crusade to opposition parties

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 183 Views

Cyclone Idai donations 'looting' soldiers freed - THREE soldiers that ...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 258 Views

Chamisa faces VPs Dilemma - OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa is in a d...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 298 Views

Price controls the only way to go, says Mutodi

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 241 Views

Cyclone Idai victims resist tent homes - PLANS by government to settle...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 163 Views

ZANU PF launches 10 000 youths to fight for a mine?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 1679 Views

'Corruption and cronyism worrying Mnangagwa' ZANU PF MP says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 1668 Views

WATCH: Apostle Vutabwashe blasts Mnangagwa's government

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 3804 Views

Uproar as Harare spends two weeks without water

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 2254 Views

Strive Masiyiwa's maths on Rand pricing is wrong

by Tinashe Nyahasha | 22 April 2019 | 2756 Views

Mnangagwa lied about his arrest by whites?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 7038 Views

Genocide: A tool used by Mashonaland to demonise Ndebeles

by Mqondisi Moyo | 22 April 2019 | 1491 Views

PHOTOS: Wicknell Chivayo carrying US$1 million in cash

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 7408 Views

Zimra moves towards single clearance at ports of entry

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 2690 Views

Fraudulent clerk of court denied bail - A RUSAPE clerk of court facing...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 1160 Views

Confusion over Sadomba suspension

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 859 Views

Bosso brace for Triangle - HIGHLANDERS will be hoping that their Indep...

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2019 | 374 Views

Entertainment

List of Zimbabwean celebrities who became politicians

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 2036 Views

Analysts defend Tinashe Kachingwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 April 2019 | 1471 Views

Charambas drop videos

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 1314 Views

Jah Prayzah dares UK fans

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 3516 Views

Bekezela wants his music to appeal to Zimbabweans - South Africa-based...

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 194 Views

Olinda and Tytan welcome new born baby

by newzimbabwe | 11 April 2019 | 943 Views

Bev looks to conquer world

by Staff reporter | 07 April 2019 | 2595 Views
iBlog

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago