Ex-MDC official speaks out

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BULAWAYO – Qhubani Moyo, the former  director of  policy and research in the MDC led by Welshman Ncube who resigned from the party recently saying he was very disappointed by July 31 elections results, has revealed he will join the Zanu PF government  to change  its behaviour from inside.

The Ncube-led party failed to secure a single parliamentary seat during the elections in Matabeleland region regarded as the party’s stronghold.

Moyo who has reportedly been offered  a job in the Information ministry told  journalists at Bulawayo Press Club on Friday that if he was offered a position in government he would take it with both hands.

“I will do so that I serve my country especially people of this region (Matabeleland).

“There are two options we have now as opposition parties in this country — its either we guard Zanu PF from inside or from outside. And personally I think the best is to guard it from inside,” Moyo told journalists.

He added that; “One of the problems we have as people of this region (Matabeleland) is that when opportunities come in government we don’t take them and then we cry foul from outside.

“Grab that opportunity and serve your region in government. I have walked that path whereby we attack people from this region who work with the Zanu PF calling them sell-outs but I have realised that doesn’t work”.

Moyo who lost the Insiza North seat to Zanu PF’s Andrew Langa in the July 31 elections said he has great respect for Information and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo.

Qhubani who is also the founder of Bulawayo community radio station Radio Dialogue is currently a lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

He was the MDC faction’s representative in the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic) during the inclusive government and also contributed immensely in the writing of his party manifesto and other party policy documents before the July 31 elections.

His last MDC assignment was in South Africa when he represented his party during the Crisis Coalition symposium held last month where he presented a paper during a discussion entitled “50 Points on the state of the constitution-making process in Zimbabwe.”

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