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'Jonathan Moyo desperately trying to redeem himself'

18 Apr 2016 at 15:16hrs | Views
Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo recently made sensational claims implicating former Vice- President Joice Mujuru in the missing 15 Billion USD Diamond Revenue. The reason why Prof Moyo is telling the nation now boggles my mind. Thats pathetic diversionary tactic. If one is to consider this as true then it also makes him an accomplice. Being an eyewitness to a wrongdoing that warrants legal prosecution and keeping quiet can be viewed as tacit endorsement if not aiding and abetting, however  this is just a case of the proverbial pot calling the kettle black.

The rantings and ravings by the cantankerous Prof Moyo who seem to be desperately trying to redeem himself ought to be dismissed as mere cries in the wilderness. These are just puerile and ludicrous claims by Prof  Moyo. Given his legendary history as a five star political harlot, Prof Moyo is desperately trying to redeem himself, convince and appease his master by any means. This makes Prof Moyo  behave like a defending champion in the Robert Mugabe loyalty contest.Its funny to note how individuals can throw stones to others while in a glass house and call themselves strategists at the end of the day.Its a case of seeing a speck in someone's eye when you have got a plank. Prof Moyo's obscession with personal vendattas and ad-hominem attacks makes me conclude that he honestly needs a rehab just like drug addicts. Firing vitriolic salvos against political opponents will not raise the GDP of Zimbabwe.
 
Moyo is saying Mujuru is complicit considering the fact that she was responsible for supervising Ministers.This is legally wrong if the Vicarious Liabilty Doctrine is to by. Above all, that there is one centre of in ZANU PF is somethimg on public domain.Vicarious liability in English law is a doctrine that imposes strict liability on employers or superiors for the wrongdoings of their employees.Generally, an employer or superior will be held liable for any tort or wrongdoing committed while an employee or surbodinate is conducting his or her duties.This makes the President liable and not the ex-VP,since President is the centre of power in ZANU PF.

Africa needs a leadership that accepts its shortcomings and not a leadership that specialises in blameshifting, fingerpointing and scapegoatimg.I am tempted to salute Jacob Zuma for the stance he took of swallowing his pride and and make a public apology to the South African people for the Nkandlagate.Thats a rare quality of leadership which people like Jonathan Moyo will never embrace and enhance.

It is a result of mere anecdotal evidence that Proff Moyo is regarded as a strategist.The deficit of an iorta of political etiquette in him is profoundly disheartening.Notwithstanding Jonathan Moyo's political and academic prowess he is a man of inflated ego and hubristic mentality.

How can a grown up man,well read and a Minister be seen exchanging verbal tantrums now and again.What kind of an example does he set for his children and the people of Zimbabwe whom he is supposed to serve.Prof Moyo attacked Christopher Mutsvangwa ,former RBZ Governor Gedion Gono and had a public spat with Charamba.This reveals his lack of tact and deftness in dealing with delicate political matters.The Macho mentality he exudes potrays him as a possible victim of narcisstic personality disoder. Victims of narcisstic personality disoder are normally dogmatic,bigotic and self opinionated. Most importantly such people easily feel threatened and always rush unnecessarily to prove a point.Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism. A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work or school . You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.Such human foibles and frailities on Prof Jonathan Moyo cast a dark shadow on the longevity of his tempestuous political career .His invincibility will soon be interrogated as his machinations crumble like a deck of cards.Waterloo is imminent on his part.

The problem with Prof Moyo is his predilection for bellicose and and belligerent approach to politics which makes him a very vulnerable politician.Politics is a theatre where you can create enmity unintentionally and Jonathan has played his part in creating enemies intentionally.


Source - Wilton Nyasha Machimbira, a Political Scientist
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