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Meet Zimbabwe's new powerful political couple

by Mandla Ndlovu
12 Jul 2019 at 10:00hrs | Views
Zimbabwe has yet again seen the emergence of a new power couple in Zimbabwe that has seemingly captured the seat of power analysts have said.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister  General Sibusiso Busi  Moyo and his wife the Anti-corruption Commission Boss  Justice Lois Matanda-Moyo have of late assumed the status of the most powerful couple in Zimbabwe replacing the Mutsvangwa couple which used to call the shots in the country's happenings during the past few months.

South African based political analyst Fortune Mlalazi said, "If you check the political activities in the country you will realize that the Mutsvangwas which used to have Chris as Presidential advisor and Monica as the minister in charge of Information is falling from grace.  The recent  embarrassing revelations that Monica is hoarding forex and the ZANU PF Youth league presser which fingered Neville Mutsvangwa as a corrupt forex dealer proves that the Mutsvangwas have fallen out of favour."

Another political analyst Nicholas Ncube who is based in Canada explained how the Moyos are emerging as the new power couple.

"If you have watched the series House of cards then you need to pay close attention to SB Moyo and all things Moyo related. SB Moyo has a spouse, relatives, family and friends who would be important in forming a Moyo machinery should there be a need for one.

"It will be interesting to observe the ZACC chair as she conducts her business under the prestigious and highly effective (insert sarcastic laugh) Anti-corruption apparatus. ZACC is a powerful body which can be used to beat down political opponents, or simply Chikurubi them out of the power matrix. One wonders what the conversation at the dinner table would be like for the country's power couple.

If Vice President Chiwenga were to retire from politics on health grounds then my money would be on SB Moyo to replace the General."

MDC National Youth Executive member Discent Bajila said the culture of having powerful couples is not new in ZANU PF.

"We once had Obert Mpofu as Minister and his wife as RDC Chairperson and they wielded so much power in ZANU PF. Now we are seeing Obert Mpofu occupying a senior position in ZANU PF nad his wife is a Senator but ZANU PF seems to be moving to destroy that couple and we are seeing the emergence of the new Moyo couple. It remains to be seen whether this couple will use the powerful position the occupy for their political ends or even taking the presidency in future.?

Source - Byo24News