Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo has accused Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa of corrupting the Command Agriculture programme and turning into “Command Ugly-Culture.” Moyo claimed that Mnangagwa had hijacked First Lady Grace Mugabe’s noble objectives. Tweeting over the weekend, Moyo said:
VP Mnangagwa’s Command Ugly-Culture, disguised as Command Agriculture, is a corruption of a noble objective and is, thus, totally unacceptable!
The noble objectives of Command Agriculture, first enunciated by Dr Grace Mugabe, have been corrupted by VP Mnangagwa into an Ugly-Culture!
At the second Meet the Youth rally in Mutare on Friday, President Robert Mugabe also stated that the Command Agriculture Programme was the brainchild of his wife. Said Mugabe
It was First Lady (Grace)’s idea and she approached Vice-President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa and they decided to help our farmers, grouping them around water sources like dams. We then christened it Command Agriculture,
It is our programme and we came together on this. It has been enhanced by the abundant rains. We provided our farmers with seed, fertilizer and equipment. It has saved us. Now we have a bumper harvest.