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Mujuru to form party

Disenchanted Zanu PF members are reportedly pilling pressure on former Vice President Joice Mujuru to form a political party and force an early election where she would challenge President Robert Mugabe.


Impeccable sources told The Standard that plans to to launch a political party were at an advanced stage and there was serious lobbying among Mujuru loyalists to embrace the idea.
The party, the sources said, was likely to be launched before March this year.

Mujuru, who was Mugabe’s second in command for close to a decade, was recalled from her Vice President position after serious fallout with Mugabe with the veteran leader’s wife accusing her of plotting to assassinate her husband.

Brutally purged along with many party elders over the alleged Mugabe assassination plot, Mujuru , who apparently enjoys massive grassroots support, could soon use her majority support to launch an offensive against Mugabe.

A highly placed source in the Mujuru camp said: “The plan is for Mujuru to form a political party. The push is coming especially from her supporters in Parliament. The idea is that if Mujuru forms a party, they (MPs) will either mobilise to resign enmasse or pass a vote-of-no-confidence in Mugabe. Parliament would then be dissolved and fresh elections called. Mujuru will then challenge Mugabe.”

“Mujuru will be the leader of the party whose active officials would be new and young party members while those old and experienced members would form the elders’ council, giving direction to the youngsters.”

Former Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, former spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, former secretary for commissariat Webster Shamu, and former production secretary Dzikamai Mavahire, who were all purged before and after the party’s December congress would be among those earmarked to make up the elders’ council, the source said.

“Those who are old among the eight provincial chairpersons who were kicked out in the run up to the party’s December congress and other provincial executives would be seconded while those that were still young and energetic would be appointed to leadership positions to fire up the party,” the source added.

Mutasa, last week launched a scathing attack on Mugabe’s leadership, claiming he had allowed his legacy to be eroded by new comers in the party most of whom did not have any liberations war credentials. He threatened to take Mugabe to court to challenge the outcome of the party’s December congress which he said should be nullified because the party’s constitution had been flouted.

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was the biggest beneficiary of the political storm that swept Mujuru away, rubbished Mutasa’s threats of legal action, describing him as a “sick man”. Newly appointed secretary for commissariat Saviour Kasukuwere also fired a salvo at Mutasa threatening that he would “retire in pieces” and not in peace.

Although Mujuru was not picking calls yesterday, having declared a media blackout, The Standard is reliably informed that a new party is in the offing. The party was expected to forge partnerships with other Zanu PF deserters like Dumiso Dabengwa to form a strong opposition to Mugabe.

“The Mujuru camp has regrouped and is meeting every day to lunch an offensive. The camp has not been wiped out as many would want to believe. It is still intact and in great fighting mode. We are surely going to see more drama from now on,” the source said.

19 Responses to Mujuru to form party

  1. Uncle Pats January 18, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    Interesting. They have fallen by the way side & now they expect us to sympathise & support them after they plundered the nation for 3 and a half decades.

  2. maiwe zimbabwe yacho January 18, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    This will be a welcome move but please engage all MDC parties for a merger then we will sweep ZANU aside and start afresh.

  3. Majuru January 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Mujuru usafarisa. Tokumunya semujuru. Siyana navanaDidmusi vakakufurira ava. Havana dhiri

  4. barnabas benedict January 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    politics is a game of numbers.he who has the numbers will get the day.yes its a good idea to work for the nation again.yes you could be down but not out.politics is like a parade ,wen we make an about turn ,the first becomes the last and the last becomes the first.foward ever backward never.true justice and freedom is about to come

  5. Kufandada January 18, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    That will be the action to take.Mutasa will have Congress challenged in court,and if it wins,the previous office bearers declare that they are still: Mujuru Vice President,Mutasa Secretary General,Gumbo party Spokesman,Khaya Moyo Party Chairman.These then call for a Congress of Real Zanu PF,with the 9 expelled Provincial Members bringing their constituents.The icing of the cake will be to bring together Dabengwa,Dongo,Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube.I will be part of that new political dispensation.

    • Edzai January 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

      That will be great. At least Mujuru likes inclusivity. The rest are always talking of mergers of some form except Mnangagwa and his old man. It will be great news to see them swept away.

  6. kasinamurayi stanlake January 18, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    Mai Mujuru ndizvo. Ndivo vanogona kukunda vaMugabe. Tanzwa. Zvoda kushinga mai we are100 percent behind u

    • mwana wevhu January 19, 2015 at 5:59 am #

      Taneta nembavha. Mai Mujuru is a thief, hw can we vote for a thief. Ko iko kuDotito akaitirei hama dzake? HAPANA is the answer.

  7. Dennis January 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Mai Mujuru must fight back she has been unnecessarily abused by zanupf.After all who is clean in zanu pf.Yaora

  8. Saddened January 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    Mujuru should know better than anyone else that its not the number of supporters you have count it is the number of votes the ZEC declares. Having said it will very difficult for the incumbents to claim outright victory as in 2013. interesting times!

  9. Diibulaanyika January 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    Morgan never join any of these sellout groups we want you alone let them join MDC T if they want .

  10. Runyoka wa Manyoka January 18, 2015 at 6:02 pm #


  11. Jonathiel Moyo January 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    This is good news keep it up! No MDC-T must only vote with ZanuPF Mujuru in parliament but not in 2018. We need these parties to keep each other in check.

  12. Lesly January 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

    Hahaha another miscalculation from her part n crew. Lets suppose they have done their homework properly this time around . What i know is that is going to be another Mavambo project oh no if not Magumo .

  13. bhoramusango January 19, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    good idea. go ahead we are behind you.

  14. Wilbert Mukori January 19, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Totenda dzamwa dzasera nebanzi! Mujuru and company are a confused lot!

  15. TSIVO January 19, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    ‘Surely we are going to see more drama from now on’ honestly would that be beneficial to Zimbabwe. What drama and to whose benefit why can they not just accept what has happened to them other than just adding confusion to Zimbabwe, what more do they want ?they benefited more over the years from Gushungo’s benovelence.To me that’s being greedy and power hungry.

  16. comrade tendai January 19, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    ini sa comrade ndinokusupporter camarada akomana kuhondo vanhu vaitadza asi vangavasingadzorererwi kumusha vaitora prone wo rohwa wapedza votora pfuti yako woti pamberi ne kusunungura Zimbabwe avo vana sekuru Muga vakaita 2yrs 9months ku Moza vamwe tatambura ne matekenya dai taida kuvauraya ta kazvipedza ku hondo nhasi nekuti gire arikuti Dad bvisai Ma warvet ese baba moti ehe handeyi ku ma vhoti tichakutambayi chigorira

  17. tobaiwa January 23, 2015 at 6:16 am #

    mujuru team = renewal team

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