By Sports Correspondent, Weston Wesley
Harare – Controversial celebrity billionaire Wicknell Chivayo took to his huge social media following this evening to mock and scoff at Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher Education Professor Jonathan Moyo, who he called in no uncertain terms, a poor minister who borrows power from Mugabe, before reminding him that he had less money than him, and silencing him by calling him a dubiously stupid professor.
Chivayo was reacting to Minister Moyo’s tweet that the Zimbabwe Football team do not need the billionaires money, but rather viable corporate sponsorship. Whilst Jonathan Moyo may have made ideal sense, Chivayo reminded him that as a Professor he ought to know the difference between the ideal and the real.
Whilst Zimbabwe may need corporate sponsors, the country’s economy is performing poorly, largely because of a government Moyo is a part of. To add to that, the team has been performing poorly and its blemished record marred by never ending series of international match fixing scandals.
This has made the brand of Zimbabwean Football hard to sell, and not worthy of investing in. The team has for years struggled to even get an internationally acclaimed football jersey sponsor, with traditional giants, Nike, Adidas and Puma opting not touch the rotten tomato.
Sir Wicknell, as he is affectionately know also seems to have taken Moyo’s tweet as a personal attack, and returned it with fire.
He compared Moyo to ousted Vice President, Joice Mujuru, who he said lost all the power once she was kicked out by Mugabe. He also warned Moyo, that even though the Professor is used to threatening various people with state machinery, and Zanu PF Youth Militia violence, Wicknell was a brand too rich, and too powerful for Moyo to even imagine to scare.
Sir Wicknell literally took the gloves off and reminded Professor Moyo that he was a horrible politician, and a very unpatriotic citizen who is extremely good at talking and destroying the country.
He questioned why the Professor, a civil servant, had so many card parked at his house, including those he clearly was not using at all. And yet, several Zimbabweans are hungry, including those who are doing service to the country.
“Why have you not taken one of those many cars parked at your house and given it to the coach to use?”, Wicknell vehemently asked.
Wicknell signed by daring Moyo, even telling him that “THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO ME, EVER”
Below is the entire Post taken from Sir Wicknell’s page.
BON VOYAGE….I just decided to rush to London and spend the weekend with my sisters , I’m having too much stress with these football issues.Others are misquoting me saying I’ve made a U turn , I said the balance over 3 years which is clever way of saying NO MORE….
The next money I will ever give them will be next year in NOVEMBER….I
was also very disturbed to hear yesterday that PROFFESSOR JONATHAN MOYO said the Warriors don’t need CHIVAYO’S money they need corporate sponsorship. With the greatest respect Honourable Minister your opinion surely is irrelevant at this stage….
HOOO NHAI MAKA JAIRA KUCHICHIDZIRA VANHU VASINA MARI VASINGA PINDURE NE KUTYA OFFICE DZENYU….MA OFFICE ENYU HAACHA TYISA NEKUTI RINO DOKA GUSHUNGO VAKU RONGEDZESAI MAVA KUMBA MUKOMA…
TAKAZVIONA IZVI AMAI MUJURU VAI TSENGA MVURA ICHI BUDA MASVISVINWA asi nhasi kana kusangana navo HANDIVA MHORESE because I have no need to….THE BIG MAN BEHIND YOU NDIYE ANE YESE MUGARE MAKAZVI ZIVA BOYZ DZANGU. HIS EXCELLENCY ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE is the only reason why we respect you…..
At this stage i would be more interested to hear what the Minister of Sports or the Minister of Finance would have to say. If one of those two said Warriors don’t need your money I would honestly feel very relieved.
I’m having sleepless nights WILLARD KATSANDE is calling and texting every day if you withdraw my boss I’m resigning as the Captain , MUSONA is also calling and texting our Boss journalists are very unprofessional please forgive us we need you , COSTA NHAMOINESU Boss we are sorry for that article , us as players are happy with your efforts. PHILLIP CHIYANGWA is calling and texting Wicky my dear brother i love you forever please forgive the nation this reporter anopenga chete. MINISTER OF SPORTS Mr Chivayo we apologize for the wrong article the country is grateful for your support for football…..
Then who are you to come up and say the WARRIORS don’t need his money. Nhai MUKOMA JONONO I’ve always thought you where a Proffessor maybe your PROF title means PROPHET….what is corporate sponsorship ?
Do you think I print this money at home ??? What difference does it make if I’m taking it from my company ???
Ask your best friend Phillip Chiyangwa other than HARD CASH which account I always transfer all the money that I have given him in retrospect from ???
If an individual is richer than corporates then why not allow him to do as he wishes for the nation? Where are the said corporates and what has been stopping them from coming in all these years.
Corporates are run by individuals who make the decisions and can actually react the exact same way so let’s all focus on the issue at hand.
When I came to drop PHILLIP CHIYANGWA at your house after the match ndakaona parking yenyu yaka zara zvi motikari zvaka siyana siyana ko makadii kutiwo as a patriotic citizen I’m donating this car to the COACH WE MA WARRIORS….
All i was saying was CHAKANAKA CHAKANAKA mukaka haurungwe tendai mwana we vanhu anogona. Makapedzisa kuiona rini 4 – 0 mu National Sports Stadium ? Ma players aiziva kuti PAY MASTER , mbada yedu SIR varimo mu ground.
That’s all the motivation they needed. Others are said to be demanding apologies but let’s get it right I’m a self made MILLIONAIRE i would never stoep so low and over react over such a small thing on the expense of the NATION but semunhu ane mari yake if that reporter and his paper don’t APOLOGIZE for writing a false story where I’m performing exceptionally kana CENT MUNONYEBA never ever in my life. If they apologize ko ndiri munhu mukuru I will forgive them…
However having said that once bitten twice shy MARI NDOUYA NAYO MU GROUND HARD CASH ndopa ma players angu GAME OVER NDOENDA…
Ndino ziva ma politicians mukaona attention yawandisa pa munhu one munovhunduka kuti akazo torwa ne imwe party angatinetse mangwana but zvandiri we ZANU PF hard core wani TEAM BOB for life…
MABAYA WRONG BUTTON VAKURU VANGU ndiri muzukuru wa CHENJERA ndinoera MOYO CHIRANDU ndinobva pa GANDAMI apa mu WILTSHIRE…
MUGARE MAKA ZIVA KUTI HAPANA KANA ZVAMUNO NDIITA….