Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Jonathan Moyo has spoken out against Vice-President succeeding President Mugabe. According to Moyo, Minister of Defence Sidney Sekeramayi is a far better option to succeed President Mugabe, because he is “humble, grounded and someone who carried the stature of a president”
Speaking at the Sapes Trust Policy Dialogue Forum titled Whither the Nationalist Project in Zimbabwe?, Moyo said:
The notion peddled by the so-called Team Lacoste that its leader is the only one who is above or senior to everyone else below President Mugabe is false and that falsehood should stop. There are others that are senior to the leader of the so-called Team Lacoste,
One of them, by way of an important example, is Dr Sydney Sekeramayi whose loyalty to President Mugabe, the party and country; whose liberation credentials, experience, consensus-style of leadership, stature, commitment to the nationalist project and humility have no match.
“So there are others. In fact, I must add that even Vice-President (Phelekezela) Mphoko is senior to the leader of the so-called Team Lacoste.
Moyo, however, made it clear that he was speaking in his personal capacity and not as a cabinet minister.