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Joice Mujuru strikes back

VICE-President Joice Mujuru said yesterday that she was not perfect but people should not accuse her of crimes that she had not committed.


The remarks were a major rebuttal to claims made by First Lady Grace Mugabe that she was incompetent, corrupt and wanted to wrestle power from President Robert Mugabe.

“Hongu semunhu ndine zvitadzo, handingarambe. Asi musandipawo zvandisina,” [As a human being, I have weaknesses, but people should not make false claims about me] Mujuru said at a party held in Dotito to celebrate her attainment of a PhD qualification last month.

“Today is not a day to talk about politics; it is a day to thank President [Robert] Mugabe that I now have a PhD qualification and he should now expect me to unite his people,” she said.

“Some people might hate me simply because they dislike my face.
It is not my fault that I might have an ugly face, but God might be proud of me. I say, don’t despise me because of how I look, but [look at ] what I can do.”

Mujuru said education should help unite people, “even those who do not like me. I know they would like me after I have transformed their lives”.

“It will not however pain me if you don’t like me, as long as others can benefit from my work,” she said.

Mujuru said she has no one else to thank for her educational achievement except Mugabe, who kept on giving her pressure to study through giving her positions that demanded her to be educated.

She said she wished to unite Zanu PF supporters rather than divide them and give Mugabe more sleepless nights when sanctions imposed by the West on Zimbabwe had already given  the veteran leader enough headaches.

She implored Zanu PF members to avoid insulting each other, saying wounds would remain fresh until 2018 when candidates would  seek re-election.

Commending Mugabe for his strong policy on education, Mujuru spoke of the benefits of educating the girl child, urging girls to get an education first before going into marriage.
“You should not show off your educational achievements,” Mujuru said, much to her guests’ excitement.

She took the over 3 000 supporters who gathered at Dotito Government Primary School through her educational journey after she  dropped out of school while in Form two to join the liberation struggle.

During the colourful event, Mujuru’s loyalists turned the tables on a faction led by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa by chanting slogans denouncing the group.

In an open retaliation to Pasi ne Gamatox [down with Gamatox] slogan that was being chanted by the Mnangagwa faction at rallies addressed by Grace across the country, Mujuru loyalists hit back yesterday with slogans such as “down with weevils and  gay gangsters.”

Before Mujuru’s address, Mashonaland Central Province deputy chair Sydney Chidamba said Mujuru was key to the electoral success of Zanu PF, saying Mashonaland Central, with a 95% electoral victory for Zanu PF in the previous elections, gave direction to Zanu PF.

“We want to say the truth; Mugabe won resoundingly here because of Mujuru. We are proud of her as a province. In Zanu PF, we have others who want to distort history [madhonza anoisa ndove pachain achirima],” he said.

“When she left school and joined the liberation struggle, others were still at pre-school,” Chidamba said, to which the crowd responded by shouting “Grace, Grace”.

Chidamba likened Mujuru to “Mbuya Nehanda” of the province, amid ululations with the crowd shouting, “She is our mother, not Grace, our step-mother who should go back to the typing pool than join politics”.

Grace was Mugabe’s secretary before she became the first lady.
Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa denounced The Herald newspaper for taking a position and perpetrating factionalism in Zanu PF.

He said the “weevils” were lying to Mugabe to win his favours.

Youths and women were belting out a song  with lyrics to the effect that “Mai Mujuru will not go anywhere, we will support her forever.”

Mujuru said she would never betray men and women who fought during the liberation struggle.

The celebrations were attended by Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, political commissar Webster Shamu, who burst into song praising Mugabe and Zanu PF, Energy deputy minister Munacho Mutezo, Justice deputy minister Fortune Chasi, politburo members Tshinga Dube and Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and over a dozen  legislators from the province and other provinces.

The legislators from other provinces included Enock Porusingazi (Chipinge South) and Amos Midzi (Epworth and Harare province chairman) among others.

13 Responses to Joice Mujuru strikes back

  1. Wasu October 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    The headline would have been ‘Mujuru refuses to retaliate’ because she would have howled insults to her enemies as they have been doing

    • juliet October 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm #


  2. myself October 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm #


  3. Karigamombe October 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Mai Mujuru you are a matured Politician who can not be pushed around by people who stick to lies,let those who are smearing you with fisses be the ones to come and do the cleaning. Let those who are now today doing an Audit of your Armed Struggle be the ones to tell us what they were doing during the Armed Struggle. Can someone tell Zimbabwe what they have been doing from Zimbabwes Indepence up to now other tha getting money through corrupt means. Why is it that the very same corrupt people are the ones demanding microphones to expose innocent people. Keep this pace Mai Mujuru and keep quiet then they will see the fire that God will unleash to these Anti Christ of this generation. The Truth Will Set Zimbabwe Free. Not lies. Let it be known today

  4. moe_syslack October 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    She just thanked Matibili for her PhD? Now we know who really ordered they receive these bogus degrees. On another note, I like the calmness and demeanor of this lady. She puts to shame vane bapu, mabharanzi anotorera vamwe varume whose only claim to fame is opening their legs and cheating on their husband. Typist small houses must just shut up. You have no known qualification to make you president-in-waiting. Zero.

  5. Gutter Poet October 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    A few years when the Berlin Wall fell Time Magazine had this to say..”I am going to do something terrible to you, I am going to deprive you of an enemy”..It appears this is what Mujuru has done not so much to Grace but the sorry bunch of cowards who were using the First lady to fight their war…And like Jabulani Sibanda says, these cowards have been abusing the First lady no end and for this they are going to PAY big time..Just watch.

  6. Mogul October 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Mujuru said she would never betray men and women who fought during the liberation struggle. This is where zanu pf leadership loses the plot. They think they should save only those who fought the liberation struggle, whatever that means since in my view all those who were there during that time made a contribution to the war in one form or the other. Now fighting the liberation means refers only to those who were in the bush vakabata pfuti even if some of them never gunned down a single enemy solder. Huku nembudzi uye zvokupfeka zvavaipiwa nepovo vachizviti havadye derere vakanganwa manje. Hameno kuti vairarama here dai pasina povo yaivabatsira in all these things as well as informants.

  7. Dhinhiwe October 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    She has to be calm that is the mark of all thieves. Allowing dubious characters like Mliswa to address the crowd does not help her cause. All she needs to do is come clean and clear herself of the allegations.

    Dr G’s facts may have been all over the place but at the end of the day there are issues about corruption that Dr Teurairopa has to respond to.

    Is it true that she has shipped diamonds to mkwasha in Spain, Is it true Kaukonde’s riches are a direct result of her influence? etc.

    Indeed Dr G has fingered Kaukonde as being filthy rich, and what seems to have pissed her off is Kaukonde has been paying people to go against other politicians.

    These are the sort of issues she needs to let the people know. Teurairopa may appear to have a lot of sympathy but that comes from the manner in which people do not like the big man himself not that they defend corruption. I have listened to Teurairopa defending corruption

    • Moses November 2, 2014 at 8:32 am #

      Wakuma kutaura ! I am no disciple of any party in Zim. My concern is about such people like Teurairopa who destroy our country. They should be charged and prosecuted. Thank God tavajuziva zwakawanda because of in-fiighting in Zanu-PF. All right-thinking Zimbabweans should celebrate when the truth surfaces when ( as it is now) the dogs are at each other’s throat. Zwatosorana. Zwomukirana.Pasi ratsamwa nokushungurudzwa kurikuitwa mhuri yeZimbabwe. Hatingashupiki kings maPalestina asina nyika yet our country is abundantly rich to take of us all. Pasi nembavha !

  8. mageja siziba October 26, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    @Mogul & Dhinhiwe. You are both so right. The VP thinks she cannot betray the people because she participated in the liberation war. What nonsense! She must answer the specific charges laid against her by the First Lady. Her corrupt colleagues in the Communist Party of China are hastening to hang themselves to avoid long periods in jail or being put before the firing squad. She can also save us the agony of going through court rituals by committing suicide. She is guilty as hell. For her supporters, ZANU PF will grow stronger & more united after her demise. Zimbabwe will then recover.

    • mbokodo October 27, 2014 at 10:39 am #

      answering to Grace,as who? being the wife to ZIM 1 does not make people answerable to her! plz!

  9. coax coax October 27, 2014 at 2:45 am #

    musakanganwa kuti mujuru ndiye weevil becoz negang rake ndivo vaiti bhora musango 2008 uye muliswa temba yagara imbavha so munhu anowadzana ne extortinist yakaiita satemba mliswa angaita leader wenyika here. Guys lets be serious. Munacho mutezo ndiye imwe mbavha yakasiya yaba kuzesa saka munhu akaita samujuru anozogona here kudzora mbavha idzi. Why opposition mafarira mujuru kudaro. Ko grace wamunoti typist maida kuti atangire papi. Is she not zimbabwean like us. If our intelligent president so the gudness in grace who are we to say she is not fit. Grace is bleesed like ruth. Mwari anomuda becoz akamuiita mukadzi wamambo saka nokudaro regai afare uye once yu become wife of the president yu are now mother of the nation. Yu can deny it but thats true

  10. Allen October 29, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    @coax Zimbabwe is Not kingdom,Zimbabwe doesnt belong to a family or a dynasty

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