Harare, Zimbabwe (News of the South)-Prof Jonathan Moyo has underlined his distaste for VP Mnangagwa by dissing the success of the Command Agriculture program which state media reported to have just seen over $67 million repaid by participating farmers.

 

The G40 aligned Moyo who has been vocal in expressing reservations about the program and named it as part of Mnangagwa’s coup plot credited the good rains for the success.

 

“The rains were the best since then and whenever the rains are great; communal, A1 & other smallholder farmers do very well!’, he said, dismissing any credit to the controversial CA program.

 

On Tuesday state media reported that according to VP Mnangagwa farmers who took part in the Special Maize Import Substitution Programme had so far repaid $67 million out of the availed $192 million.

 

“Farmers contracted under the Special Maize Import Substitution Programme, commonly known as Command Agriculture, have so far repaid $67 million towards settling the cost of inputs availed to them under the scheme, Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said’.

 

“Government availed inputs worth $192 million through the scheme’, it said.

 

Mnangagwa who stated this whilst touring some farms has since expressed optimism that the ongoing Command program for wheat will also realise great results.

 

Hoever some readers have scoffed at Prof Moyo’s remarks.

 

John Musara dismissed Moyo’s statements saying that “rains don’t mobilize inputs and labour so you are mistaken. Ngwena excellent leadership produced the bumper harvest from Command Agriculture”.

 

“Kkkkk give credit where it due Prof. We give u credit when its due yo direction. No need for zerosome game is there?’, echoed Philani Ndlovu.

 

Courage Shoriwa was equally disguted with Moyo’s remarks stating that, “Blaz vari petty zvonyadzisa ava. Yes u don’t like command ya Ngwena, which u benefited from by the way; ko Presidential Input Scheme zvayo?’

 

Moyo has been on an all-out war against the VP whom he has outspokenly dismissed as a future leader.


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