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Mujuru blasts Mugabe in SA

ZIMBABWE People First leader Joice Mujuru yesterday blasted President Robert Mugabe for allegedly abandoning the ideals of the liberation struggle and becoming another Rhodesian leader in the mould of Ian Smith.

BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU

Mujuru made the remarks while addressing her supporters in Pretoria, South Africa as she spreads her wings into the region.

The former vice-president said Mugabe had departed from the issues that forced young people to leave the country to join the war against the Smith regime.

“We went to war because we thought that by replacing the white racist leaders, we would have a better life. But it seems we only succeeded in removing the white racists but the leadership style has not changed,” Mujuru said.

She said many war veterans were still trying to get answers from the Mugabe regime on what really changed him.

“We are asking those in government what happened to the liberation ideals, like unity of all people in Zimbabwe,” Mujuru said.

She said ZimPF was seeking peaceful ways of removing the Mugabe administration, saying violent confrontation would worsen the sorry economic situation.

“We are trying to negotiate peacefully because since you left [Zimbabwe for SA], no new jobs have been created in Zimbabwe and some of the industries you left open have since closed shop,” Mujuru said.

The former VP explained her unceremonious departure from Zanu PF in 2014.

“I was expelled from Zanu PF because we had differed on what we should be doing as leaders,” she said.

Mujuru also took the opportunity to remind Zimbabweans in the diaspora that they had to be organised and come back to vote in 2018.

“We have to know where you are and how we can assist so that it becomes easy for you to be registered and participate in the next elections,” she said.

The ZimPF leader said Zimbabwe needed a people-centred leadership to overcome its problems and stop further loss of lives as citizens tried to illegally migrate to South Africa. She spoke of the recent mining disaster in Johannesburg where the majority of the casualties were reportedly Zimbabweans engaged in illegal mining.

20 Responses to Mujuru blasts Mugabe in SA

  1. kennus September 18, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    stop being given podiums in south africa. zuma is afraid of mugabe. go to botswana and meet khama.go to usa and meet obama.go to un and meet ben ki moon,go to france,britain,germany,italy,australia,etc.tell them your concerns.you have evidence in form of videos. why wasting time?there will never be a credible election in zimbabwe unless these people i have mentioned intervene. never! mugabe is buying time.we are tired of this old mugabe.we are fed up.he must go now. 2018 is “too” far.so please tsvangirai and mujuru engage these powerful world leaders as soon as possible. don’t waste our precious time.while we are demonstrating,you globe trot for powerful intervention.

  2. Chemurume Chivindi September 18, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    check the track record…where those so called world leaders have intervened to see results..I will give you just but 2 examples Iraq and Lbya..

  3. Chemurume Chivindi September 18, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Mujuru should and must keep quiet.She aint no Saul from the bible who repeanted to became Paul..For starters she has been im ZANU PF for like a life time and most importantly Mugabe’s deputy. for atleast a decade..not once has she ever voiced agnst ZANU PF or Mugabe…she only started talking when she was ejected ehy??? she just a vindictive self serving old hag..at her age early 60s wat will she offer to the pple of Zimbabwe…she surround her self with old ppl like Mutasa and Gumbo yet they go arnd telling us that Mugabe is old he must go . are they themsrelves young????

  4. Membathisi September 18, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Her message speaks to the hearts of those whose lives and hope for a better future has been diminishing and increasingly turning into a night mare.She has stepped forward to provide that brand of leadership that appeals,persuades and inspires even the broken hearts to re-ignite and rally behind her movement.

  5. Musona September 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Joice Mujuru doesn’t know anything about Ian Smith. Joice was living in the Reserves during white rule and was still at primary school when she skipped the border in the 1970s.

    One Saturday morning, in the year 2000, I witnessed one of the most amazing scenes I will ever see in my life – I drove to Fife Avenue Shopping centre to buy some items in a Hardware shop. I went in OK supermarket nearby first and when I got inside there was commotion – I soon realised that Ian Smith was in the supermarket and was mobbed by shoppers and shop workers. Everything came to a standstill. People outside thought there was a fight inside only to see it was people cheering Ian Smith. I could not believe what I was seeing. When he went outside back to his red VW Golf car still he was being mobbed and cheered by almost everyone at Fife Avenue. People were shouting “You were dead right Mr Smith”. All spontaneous. He just smiled and never said anything and drove away. At the time cellphones were just being introduced but with no camera as we have now. In fact, if there was a video camera around that would have been a real scoop. The scene at Fife Avenue Shopping centre that day were astonishing. Jaw-dropping stuff. If Ian Smith’s government was as our politicians say then he should have been attacked by the crowd but instead the crowd spontaneously mobbed and cheered Ian Smith like you will never see in your life. This was a very busy Saturday morning and people came rushing from all directions when they heard it was Ian Smith all cheering. He was alone without any bodyguards. This goes to show you how good he was.

  6. mukovhe wa tshilidzi September 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    joice should just shut up. if Mugabe was so bad, how on earth did she last more than 40 years under her? why did she beg him not to fire her on the night of long knives in 2014? what did she do for the country between 1980 and 2014 to deserve even just her name on the ballot paper? if she is not a divisive character, why did she form zim pockets first instead of just joining the mdc? I will start respecting her the moment she returns the loot she and Solomon accumulated since 1980 and she quits politics.

    • N.Sithole September 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

      Yes people might have cheered Smith for whatever reasons but he was EVIL. That’s a fact of life that we can’t change.The current govt has its glaring shortcomings but Smith was never a saint.

      • Musona September 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

        @Sithole – you were obviously born after 1980 and have been hopelessly brainwashed.
        A whole Shopping Centre was mobbing and cheering Ian Smith spontaneously. That is one is the most amazing scenes I have witnessed in my life.

        • Mathunjwa Siyafa September 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

          Urikunyepa Musona.Hausvodi! Zidzakutsaku.

          • Musona September 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

            @Mat – idio…

  7. Nhuku September 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

    It’s a total disgrace that anyone should ever liken Mr Smith to being like Mugabe.

  8. Pastor Zvangu Zvaita September 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Mujurus Husband Solomon Mujuru was commander of Zimbabwe Army during Gukurahundi and She was a cabinet Minister. Dr 10% must reveal het and her husbands role in the Gukurahundi

  9. gore chipangura September 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Smith was evil and Mugabe is better only that times have changed. Mujuru is a political whore and must not be respected whatsoever. She is only just disgruntled because of her firing. Mugabe just left Smith to taste the sweetness of democracy by letting him move freely. was anybody attacked for cheering Smith NO because that what democracy is all about. Mugabe is okay

  10. Chimusoro September 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Musona I can imagine if he were to appear now. People will stil mob and cry for him. Not this self-centred bunch we have. Self preservation is their concern, not you and me.
    Very sad.

  11. Tarubva Chibva September 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    How good a leader is can be measured using a number of parameters. No need for emotions. Look at GDP, Govt deficit, inflation, employment rate, life expectancy, Figures don’t lie

  12. Tarubva Chibva September 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    How good a leader is can be measured using a number of parameters. No need for emotions. Look at GDP, Govt deficit, inflation, employment rate, life expectancy, etc Figures don’t lie

  13. Charumbira O September 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    Joyce Chiadzwa Mujuru.Go kumusha & rest together with Garwe & all useless Zanu PF and MDC(T) brainless squad. Red carpet welcome to AMAI GRACE MUGABE!!She is young and energetic and can be groomed and taught new progressive & constructive tricks!Munhu wese kuna mhaiyo!!

  14. Mombes September 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    Mujuru and company wonder what changed Mugabe? What nonsense! The bugger has always been like that. In 1983 we were shown on Tv pictures of houses in Kwekwe burning after being torched by Zanu hoodlums. In 1985 he celebrated his election victory with the infamous “bvisai zvigutsa” speech, and we know the consequences. Then came the elections in 2000, in 2008 . Are you noticing it only now that it is happening to you, hey Joyce?

    • kennus September 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      tibvirepo.izvozvi une one pair yebutsu.kufira scud yedoro.pwamai! pwamai! kuita sei?chituta.nxaa!

  15. observer September 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    The writer Charumbira thinks is young and can be taught the tricks. Well she already knows the tricks, of getting wealthy at your expense.

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