Information minister Christopher Mushohwe yesterday said Moyo was still on sick leave and would not be forced to leave his post.
Does one stop being a minister because he is sick? Would you resign because you are sick? He is the minister. He remains a minister and, instead, you should be asking how he is feeling instead of asking why he is still receiving taxpayers’ money while he is sick.
However social commentator Rashweat Mukundu said Moyo should resign from his post because his absence from the country for nearly a year meant he was unable to serve the nation while Zimbabwe People First spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, described Moyo’s situation as a mirror image of Mugabe’s administration. Lawyer, Valentine Mutatu, said labour laws allow one to take sick leave of up to three months and another three usually unpaid.