Zimbabwe’s exiled former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has warned the Chairman of the National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) of Zimbabwe Board of Directors, Daniel Mackenzie Ncube after the latter denied bribing MDC officials to defect to ZANU PF.
Moyo had accused Ncube of offering goodies to members of the opposition to ditch their party and join the ruling party. Moyo had said:
DANIEL MACKENZIE NCUBE, Chairman of NOIC (Pvt) Ltd Board of Directors & ZanuPF Midlands provincial Chairman, is Mnangagwa’s key moneyman for buying defectors from the MDC in the Midlands & Matabeleland provinces. He was recently rebuffed by Abednico Bhebhe, who’s rejoined MDC-A!
In response, the NOIC chair told local media that Moyo’s allegations were baseless adding that the individuals who were defecting to the ruling party were being lured by “ZANU PF’s progressive policies.”
It doesn’t need one to be a rocket scientist to see that the opposition is falling by its own sword. That’s why in recent months Zanu PF has been receiving opposition members in droves and we will continue to welcome them to the revolutionary party. Zanu PF is a big family and new members are welcome to join us.
Therefore, claims that I have been buying people from the opposition in Midlands and Matabeleland provinces to join Zanu PF are not only ridiculous but also laughable and absurd…. The only convincing which former opposition members need to join Zanu PF are the people-centred policies which are being rolled out by the government not money.
Moyo posted on Twitter tagging local Publication, NewZimbabwe.com which he instructed to “tell Daniel Mackenzie Ncube to be very careful with fire.” Moyo added:
He has given trinkets to MDC defectors in the Midlands & offered incentives to some MDC leaders in Matabeleland; saying he has been sent by “H.E” (His Excellency); who wants to take care of them in ZanuPF!
The allegations followed the defection high profile MDC Alliance and MDC-T officials including Obert Gutu, Lilian Timveos and Blessing Chebundo to the ruling party.