July Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party and the current Minister of Local Government. Public Works and National Housing. Moyo is the deputy secretary of Administration and former Midlands Governor. He has been reported to be very close to then Vice-President and now current President Emmerson Mnangagwa and to be his 'pillar'[1]. He is also the current Secretary for Transport and Welfare in the Zanu-PF party.

July Moyo
Born July Moyo
Nationality Zimbabwe
Occupation Zanu Pf Deputy Secretary for Admnistration
Employer Government of Zimbabwe
Political party Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front




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Controversy

Threat to Address Imbalance of Land Reform

July Moyo was reported to have threatened to reduce the sizes of some farm owners who are top government officials, this he was reported as a way of setting a balance in the land reform programme.Moyo, a close ally of Mnangagwa is said to have made these threats despite not being in government.It was reported that he might have had an insight since he conducted meetings on behalf of Emmerson Mnangagwa. But Moyo himself denied eyeing any ministerial post saying everything he did was in his capacity as ZANU-PF’s deputy secretary for administration.[2]

</blockquote> “I am only acting on party business. I was even with (ZANU-PF secretary for administration, Ignatius) Chombo when the delegates from Angola, who are leaders of our sister revolutionary party paid a courtesy call on the Vice President,”<blockquote/> He also refuted reports that his statements on land overstepped his party duties. </blockquote>“I made those remarks at a party meeting whereby I told members to desist from corrupt activities. I was telling them that if there is anyone within the party who was a multiple farm owner against the government policy, we would not hesitate to deal with them as a party. I do not see how that is tantamount to seeking a ministerial post,” he said.</blockquote>[2]

Grace Mugabe Block

According to reports, July Moyos 'godfather' Emmerson Mnangagwa attempted to have him appointed the minister of state in the vice presidents office but unfortunately, it was turned down and fingers pointed to [[Grace Mugabe]] since she was reported to be on sour' terms with the vice president.It was reported that Moyo was seen regularly in hotels holding meetings with different people who are believed to be associated with Mnangagwa camp.Despite his deputy recommendation to promote July Moyo, the president then appointed Clifford Sibanda and this was said to have infuriated Mnangagwa [1]

Tribal Storm at Mahofas Funeral

July Moyo was also accused of making inflammatory statements at Mahofa’s funeral wake. The report urged Zanu- PF to take immediate action against those implicated in the chaos that marred Mahofa’s funeral.Shuvai Mahofa, a fierce supporter of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, died from hypertension and was buried at the National Heroes Acre.Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira was quoted in a report claiming that Mahofa was poisoned and that the province won’t take the issue lying down.

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Murder Allegations

The police were reported to have investigated senior Zanu- PF officials linked to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa over alleged illegal gold panning, cases of violence and murders in and around Kwekwe’s volatile gold mining fields.The cases of violence and killings occurred over Globe and Phoenix Mine, also known as Falcon Gold, allegedly controlled by Gokwe-Kana legislator Owen Ncube — popularly known as Mudha. Ncube reportedly illegally took over mining rights with the assistance of Zanu PF politburo member July Moyo and Zanu PF Midlands spokesman Cornelius Mupereri who are key Mnangagwa allies.[4]


Some Articles About July Moyo

Local Govt Minister Pledges To Fix Water Woes Once Elected As MP Mon May 7 2018

Zimbabwe Needs To Review Its Taxes If It Is To Be Open For Business: Minister Moyo Wed May 2 2018

5 000km Of Harare’s Water Pipes Obsolete, Causing Loss of 60% Of Water Wed Mar 28 2018

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Grace Mugabe blocks July Rise Daily News, Published: 6 September 2015, Accessed: 06 November 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 July Moyo’s shadowy role in government raises eyebrows Financial Gazette, Published: 7 May 2015, Accessed: 06 November 2017
  3. Zanu PF bigwigs in tribal stormPublished: 20 August 20117, Accessed:6 November 2017
  4. Wongai Zhangazha (September 15, 2017). "Mnangagwa allies linked to murders". Daily News. Retrieved November 06 , 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)