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Jonathan Moyo Withdraws Offer To Train 44 000 MDC Alliance Polling Agents

Jonathan Moyo Withdraws Offer To Train 44 000 MDC Alliance Polling Agents

Self-exiled former ZANU PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo has withdrawn an offer to train MDC Alliance polling agents ahead of general elections scheduled for 2023.

Moyo told NewsDay that he had revoked the offer after the MDC Alliance leadership failed to state its position following allegations that the offer had divided the opposition party.

In September, Moyo offered to support MDC Alliance polling agents at all polling stations in the Tsholotsho constituency and to train 44 000 polling agents.

In an emailed response to NewsDay, Moyo revealed that he wrote to MDC Alliance secretary-general Chalton Hwende on 11 October withdrawing the offer. Said Moyo:

When neither the mentioned senior MDC Alliance officials nor the party clarified the situation, on the back of growing messages on various social media platforms that were sharing the article coupled with direct messages that were asking for my position, I wrote to the MDC Alliance secretary-general (Chalton Hwende) on October 11, 2021, withdrawing my offer to train MDC Alliance polling agents in Tsholotsho and to train the party’s 44 000 polling agents for the 2023 elections, citing the party’s silence.

The MDC Alliance failed to field polling agents in several polling stations in the 2018 elections and the party had no data from a fifth of the nearly 11 000 polling stations. Added Moyo:

My offer was based on having previously trained polling agents in particular, but generally, after having been directly involved in six elections — four of them as a candidate in 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2015 — and three of them as ZANU PF’s publicity campaign manager in 2000, 2002 and 2013.

I also managed and coordinated the publicity campaign of the “Yes Vote” in the referendum of the 2000 draft constitution.

Besides this direct participation in elections, I have run seminars and given numerous lectures and written articles and two books on elections in Zimbabwe.

In a telephone interview with NewsDay, Hwende said the MDC Alliance was still considering Moyo’s offer and will reach out to him and other Zimbabweans that have offered assistance.

Moyo has warned the opposition that without trained polling agents, it was difficult to back claims of vote-rigging.

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9 Comments

S 4 months ago

MDC Alliance should be very careful about Jonathan Moyo. Arikutsvaga kuti odzokera sei ku ZANU PF kwaakasiya akanya. MDC Alliance must know kuti Jonso haachina chaano batsira Zimbabwe. Ndosaka akatiza munyika make. Akasiya akanyya madhaka chaiwo ku ZANU PF kwake. Hapana chaano batsira uya. Leave him.


Black Jack 4 months ago

I'm surprised Jonathan Moyo achiri interested nezviri kuitika mu Zimbabwe. Kuti atize akasiya ativhiringidza muno. Ngaanyarare ari ikoko. Iye zvino tiri ku enjoya ZBC akasiya avhiringa ZBC muno. Shut Up Jonso. We don't need your help or advise.


Kongo 4 months ago

44000 people to be trained by Jonathan Moyo kkkkkkkkk. At which University.

If you don't know Jonathan, he is a madman

He might have some stupid rigging styles but must not try to put the life of 44 000 people to be in shambles

Jonathan is mad. Don't waste your time on Mr Moyo, nearly every day Jonathan coughs shit always

He wants to tell us that he has got a school of rigging?.

I hated his style of lying. If he is feeling warm in the caves and ciffs of Oduvai gorge in lake Tanganyika must mind his words.

Where is he going to train those 44 000 polling agents.

Those people will tracked and will be caught one by one and I tell you,they will be dealt with accordingly.

He is hiding by his finger. We know where he is and doesn't like a pile us dollars to get him, Mr Moyo, if you were myself I was gonna keep quiet for good.

Do you still remember how you left your Zimbabwe, becareful, you leave Tanzania the same way. You are not in America chomi. BEWARE.

SHUT YOUR BEAK.
A NONSENSICAL LOOKING IDIOT. A BLOODY INDOLENT INDUSTRIAL STUPID POLITICIAN.

NDIKUNZWE FUTI UCHITI NYO NYO NYO NYOOOO. A GAOLER.


Ron 4 months ago

If we're afraid that the people will be tracked and dealt because they are trained by Jonso, what protects any other polling agent that mdc alliance is ever going to field. So how is the vote ever going to be 'protected'?

Jukwa Jnr 4 months ago

Its his loss. Ndiye achafa asina kuzombotsika negumbo rake muZimbabwe futi


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I AM HAPPY THAT MDC ALLIANCE RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE STILL TO SIT DOWN AND CONSIDER PROFESSOR MOYO'S OFFER BECAUSE MDC ALLIANCE NEEDS OTHER PEOPLE'S ASSISTANCE TO DISLODGE ZANU PF FROM THE HELM.

SO FAR THERE ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUBLICLY OFFERED TO ASSIST MDC ALLIANCE, PROFESSOR JONATHAN MOYO WHO HAS OFFERED TO TRAIN 44 000 POLLING AGENTS FOR THEM AND DIASPORAN BASVI WHO HAS OFFERED TO BUY AN ARMOURED VEHICLE FOR PRESIDENT CHAMISA. THERE COULD BE SOME OTHERS WHO HAVE OFFERED ASSISTANCE, BUT HAVE DECIDED TO STAY UNDER WRAPS IN FEAR OF REPRISALS FROM THE REGIME.

MDC ALLIANCE SHOULD VIEW THESE GESTURES WITH AN OPEN MIND. THEY MUST NOT BE BLINDFOLDED BY THE OFFERER'S BACKGROUND IN POLITICS. VERY FEW POLITICIANS HAVE JOINED AND DIED IN THE SAME POLITICAL OUTFIT. POLITICIANS ARE NOMADIC.

PROFESSOR MOYO HAS OFFERED HIS ASSISTANCE FROM A STRONG POSITION OF INSIDE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ZANU PF. MOYO WAS IN THE THICKNESS OF THINGS AT ZANU PF. MDC ALLIANCE MUST TAPE INTO THAT. HE KNOWS ALL THE SHENANIGANS OF RIGGING.

PROFESSOR MOYO SAYS IT VERY DIFFICULT TO PROVE A CASE OF RIGGING WITHOUT FIELDING THE WHOLE COMPLIMENT OF POLLING AGENTS. THAT IS TRUE. AT THE CONCOURT IN 2018, I SAW MDC ALLIANCE LAWYER BURYING HIS HEAD IN THE SOIL WHEN HE FAILED TO PRODUCE V11 OF SOME CENTRES BECAUSE POLITICAL PARTIES GET V11 IF THEY POSTED A POLLING AGENT AT THAT POLLING STATION. MDC ALLIANCE FAILED TO POST POLLING AGENTS AT ABOUT 20% OF ALL POLLING STATIONS.

[ PROPOPULO, PROPATRIA, PROLEGE ]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA [ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Pasi Nemhanduuuuuuuu 4 months ago

@Bushlawyer: I concur with you my learned colleague. Alliance must be open and willing to receive genuine assistance because gomo ramakatarisana naro roda mukomberanwa. Neat and smart kusvasvangwa 2022 and 2023 motanga again THE PITH AND PIVOT OF THE MATTER in court without V11 zvaro.

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😴 4 months ago

Tsitsi dzako ndedzei tsvimborume kubvisa mwana wemvana madzihwa?


Simba 4 months ago

Hamba ndoda,we don't need you......Chamisa haakwane muhomwe mako,bt ndewe vanhu.Vanhu vezanu musatinetsa...will donate Mari yekuti Mukomana abate basa.



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