by NDABENI MLOTHSWA, MERCY MUJURU and MARCUS MUSHONGA
BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE launch of yet another opposition political party by a former minister and a spat in the ruling party over a key programme to revive agriculture dominated Zimbabwe social media in recent days.
The cyberspace has been abuzz with the mention of Prof Jonathan Moyo, Nkosana Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Opposition leader Moyo has trended following the formation of the Alliance for People’s Agenda, formed by the former minister ahead of elections in 2018.
Social media comprising Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook were inundated dominated by the four aforementioned names.
Prof Moyo, Kasukuwere and Mnangagwa were synonymous with the ‘Command Ugly-Culture’ a bastardisation of Command Agriculture, a scheme by government to resuscitate the agricultural sector to end years of food shortages.
It has pitted the two ministers against Vice President Mnangagwa, who initiated the project, amid differences in the ruling Zanu-PF.
“The topical issues that greeted me immediately after touching down Harare International Airport were Prof Moyo, Nkosana Moyo, Mnangagwa and Kasukuwere,” said technology director of a South African multinational company.
Taku Anderson Chivandire of Avondale, also found the issues topical on social media, particularly the Command Agriculture labelled by Kasukuwere and Moyo as “Command Ugly-Culture.”
Danai Murenje said, “I found ‘Command Ugly Culture’ being the most dominant while the launch of new political party by Moyo (Nkosana) was another topical issue on social media.”
In Bulawayo, Nokuthula-Melody Sibanda of North-End, found the formation of the new opposition party topical.
However, the most dominating on social media was the ‘Command Ugly-Culture’ scoffed at by Prof. Moyo and Kasukuwere while Mnangagwa continued with his daily duties ‘unperturbed,’ she said.
– CAJ News