Zapu told NewsDay that the appointment of SK Moyo to the Vice President’s
post was in line with provisions of the 1987 Unity Accord.
But according to SK Moyo the choice of who becomes Vice President is
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s prerogative.
Zapu Harare provincial secretary-general Elphacy Dube said Zanu-PF had for
a long time been appointing the national chairperson as its second Vice
President but the tradition was broken when Mugabe chose Phelekezela
Mphoko over then national chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo.
“Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo was appointed VP by virtue of him being the
president of PF Zapu and Joseph Msika became the national chairman by
virtue of him being the vice to Nkomo at party level,” said Dube.
“When Nkomo died in July 1999, Msika took over as the VP and John Nkomo
became the national chairman.
This was a clear structure that Zapu PF followed so much that when Msika
died in August 2009, John Nkomo, who was the national chairman, took over
as VP and in came Khaya Moyo to fill the vacant post of national
chairman,” he said.