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Prof. Jonathan B. Moyo

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Employment History

  • Election Campaign Manager
    Zanu PF
  • Spokesman
    Zanu PF
  • Activist
    Zanu PF
  • Chief of Prop-Aganda
  • Election Strategist
  • Spokesman
  • Chairman
  • Chief Government Spokesman
  • Architect of Repressive Media Laws

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Zanu PF Member
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Web References
The ANC's national executive ..., 2 May 2014 [cached]
The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) is said to have discussed a number of models, including the Zimbabwean one established by Zanu-PF's Jonathan Moyo.
Zimbabwe Crisis -- Archived Newsletters, 14 Jan 2006 [cached]
Television and radio news bulletins also quoted The Zimbabwe Mirror's (7/7) lead story about the source and amount of the MDC's campaign funds and used it as an opportunity to interview a "political analyst", Jonathan Moyo, who said it confirmed allegations the party was a front for racist colonial forces.
It also attracted the belated attention of ZBC (but only on television's 8pm bulletin (7/7)) who wheeled out ZANU PF's election campaign manager, Jonathan Moyo, disguised as "a political analyst" describing the announcement as a non-event because Mugabe had not appointed ministers for the MDC to shadow.
ZBC named the alleged trustees of the account and quoted ZANU PF spokesman, Jonathan Moyo, saying that the massive sponsorship of the MDC proved it was a front for local white farmers and their British masters. No comment was sought from the MDC and neither did the reporter question Moyo about how much money the ruling party had spent on its election campaign or where its funds had come from, all which would have balanced the story and made the debate about party funding more interesting. The story was followed up the next day featuring a denial by MDC that it had raised anywhere near $600 million; the figure, it said, was closer to $100million. The denial was broadcast on all radio stations' 1pm bulletins, but was dropped in the evening's 6pm and 8pm bulletins. The denial was broadcast on television's 1:30pm news, Nhau Indaba and on its 8pm news. The denial was followed by an item in which Jonathan Moyo criticized the decision by the MDC to challenge the election results in some constituencies saying that this was the work of foreign agents aimed at discrediting the country's electoral process. Moyo went on to say that one fact which had been overlooked was that the elections had seen the unprecedented participation of international forces, working in collusion with world media organizations and church groups. Moyo was the only source quoted in the entire story.
Zanu-PF activist Jonathan ..., 9 Dec 2009 [cached]
Zanu-PF activist Jonathan Moyo says: “The politburo has an obligation to look at how the nomination process was done and to endorse or make any other decision.
Although the commission had an impressive ... [cached]
Although the commission had an impressive leadership bureau chaired by then Judge President of the High Court, now Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku who was deputised by prominent statesperson Grace Lupepe, Anglican Archbishop Jonathan Siyachitema and the late Professor Walter Kamba, among other prominent persons, Moyo emerged as a strong and dynamic voice.
Such was the animosity between the two that Shamuyarira saw Moyo as a "weevil" and accused him, in front of Mugabe, of being a CIA agent.
In particular Moyo came out as an aggressive voice in support of the country's chaotic land reform programe, coining phrases like "Zimbabwe will never be a colony again" and coming up with many jingles in support of the programme, at a time many Zimbabweans and the international community were critical.
Ahead of the 2002 elections, when Mugabe was facing his first stern test in the form of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Moyo, who had replaced the old guard in the public media and appointed pliable staffers ready to toe his line, ensured there was massive propaganda against the MDC and its leader.
In defence of Mugabe, Moyo was instrumental in the adoption of "draconian" laws such the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa) and the Public Order and Security Act(Posa), which were seen as a violation of the freedoms of speech, media and association.
When Moyo brought Aippa to parliament, the chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, the late Dr Edison Zvobgo, said: "I can say without equivocation that this Bill, in its original form, was the most calculated and determined assault on our liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, in the 20 years I served as cabinet minister."
Mugabe, who was under siege, however supported Moyo.
Moyo had also been elected to the central committee but his nomination was blocked at the Zanu PF Congress the same year.
In February 2005 a defiant Moyo however registered to stand as an independent candidate, further attracting the wrath of Mugabe who expelled him from the party and cabinet.
Moyo was fired in dramatic fashion, through a fax delivered to his hotel room, while his aides were withdrawn without his knowledge.
On February 19 2005, Moyo drafted a response accepting the dismissal, while at the same time reminding Mugabe he had literally rescued him from defeat.
I understand very well that he who appoints can also disappoint, unless one has been directly chosen or elected by the people themselves," wrote Moyo.
He went on to narrate how he and other officials who were accused of being part of the Tsholotsho declaration had been unfairly treated and "made to suffer".
The MDC-T did not field a candidate after reaching an agreement with Moyo but soon after winning, he started attacking the party while defending Mugabe and Zanu PF, in a development which stunned many.
Zanu PF insiders revealed Moyo had in fact started working with Zanu PF and became one of Mugabe's strategists, together with the military, in the run-up to the controversial June 2008 election runoff condemned as a sham, paving the way for South-African brokered talks and the formation of the unity government.
Mugabe was desperate after seeing Zanu PF fail to get a majority in parliament for the first time since Independence in 1980, hence his reliance on Moyo and the military.
Moyo was rewarded for his role in saving Mugabe with readmission into the party in 2009.
Ahead of the 2013 elections, Moyo worked as an election strategist for Mugabe and wrote the party's manifesto which has been transformed into the country's economic blue-print, ZimAsset.
Jonathan Moyo does the impossible again Moyo's nine lives Media 'hangman' Moyo returns as Zim Information Minister Zanu PF gags Jonathan Moyo Mugabe to dump losers Jonathan Moyo acknowledges dark past, promises better
I keep telling you that Moyo went to meet with Mugabe and was told to slow down and sweep Zanu PF dirt under the carpet and glue the carpet to the floor.
Professor Jonathan Moyo has ... [cached]
Professor Jonathan Moyo has said a lot of hogwash nonsense as Mugabe's chief of prop-aganda but one of the few home-truths he said was that the 1980 elections were not about electing a new government and, for the blacks, casting a free vote for the first time as one would expect.
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