Mujuru tells Diaspora “return home and register to vote in 2018”

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By Fungi Kwaramba

Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, has challenged millions of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, particularly those in South Africa, to return home and register for the crucial 2018 national elections, to help safeguard the country’s future.

Zimbabwe People First president Joice Mujuru
Zimbabwe People First president Joice Mujuru

Addressing hundreds of Zimbabweans resident in the sprawling Johannesburg informal settlement of Dieploot last weekend, Mujuru also declared that the opposition had now “truly cornered” President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF, which meant that the will of the people would prevail in 2018 if citizens played their part by voting.

“Come back and let us fight for ourselves. Wherever you are as a builder do what you can. Please do your maximum. You must come home and register to vote.

“They (authorities) are not going to use the previous voters’ roll. We are registering anew. We have managed to bring Mugabe’s people to the negotiating table so that they listen to us and they have done that.

“We are trying hard to make sure that we level the electoral playing field and we have to start with his people at Zec (the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission). If you cannot vote then don’t ask me what happened later, but if we all vote we will make a difference,” Mujuru said.

“We are with you because I am asking myself why I left my parents at the age of 13, to try and liberate Zimbabwe … and why is it that crocodiles in the Limpopo River are now scared of Zimbabweans (illegally entering South Africa), yet we call ourselves a liberated nation. No!

“I am calling upon all Zimbabweans to use this Christmas holiday to return home and register to vote in large numbers, so that we can change our country for the better,” she added.

Mujuru’s call to Diasporans to come home and register, comes as Zec has announced that it will open the registration for the 2018 elections in the first quarter of next year.

The national elections management body has been under serious pressure from opposition parties coalescing under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera), to take on board their concerns which include the management of a transparent voter registration exercise and the reconstitution of Zec’s secretariat among other demands.

The opposition also accuses Zec of having manipulated poll results in previous elections in aid of Mugabe and Zanu PF.

In 2008, authorities withheld the results of that year’s presidential election, in which Mugabe was beaten hands down by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, for an inexplicable six weeks.

Nera officials told the Daily News yesterday that Zec had this week given in to some of its demands, after it moved to set up multi-party committees to work at ensuring a modicum of transparency in the processes leading to the 2018 national polls.

Opposition parties met with Zec on Monday where they agreed to set up the nine sub-committees which will work on some of the contentious issues in the current electoral cycle, which include voter registration and the accreditation of monitors and observers.

“We agreed to constitute nine multi-party sub-committees to exercise oversight over the Zec sub-committees to ensure maximum transparency during voter registration, polling station mapping and accreditation, among other processes,” Nera legal secretary Douglas Mwonzora told the Daily News. Daily News

  • totosiya kuita mari tichiitisa iwe mari go mad wakuzviona nhasi nokuti wakadzingwa ne zanu

    • Kkkkk at least vachiripo vamwe vanhu vanoona kuti apa tiri kushandiswa .Vamwe havatozvioni izvozvo shuwa ndingatosiya basa kukwira bhazi hanzi ndiri kunovhota aaaa imi kaaaa

    • kkkkjij

  • Kkkk

  • gadzirai nyika yenyu kusvika yanaka isu tozouya kana mavhura maIndustry.

  • Can she tell me 2008 RESULTS

  • kana akauisa mabus ekuuisa nekudzokesa

    • Akaisa ma bhazi toakwira tonoona hama todzoka nawo. Zve ma elections fokoro

  • kuvhota,nekusavhota zvakangofanana

  • we have done this b4 and u also contributed as a stumbling block. we have learnt to liberate ourself wthout yo help

  • Haiwao kutosiya kugadzira mari ku u iri ikoko. Ikoko ndigarouya ne hurongwa hwangu. Even if I come in time for election registration, I will not have time for that. Ko iwe handiti waitoramba kuti varikunze vaite ma postal votes. Nhasi chii chachinja. Nekuti wadzingwa waakuda kutishandisa futi. I will never be used.

  • We can vote from Diaspora nakhona other countries do it. why only in zimbabgwe yu need to go back home Ayikho yonke lento##Habashwe bana babaloyi

  • So mai mujuru u waiting fr 2018 to mk ths country ryt.

  • Stupid . U secrificed murume akaitwa Braai. U told pple kuti no foul play. Waakutii nhasi. If he was there was he not going to protect u

  • ah zvokupenga izvo

  • Mujuru ukuda kuti vanhu vauye kuzovhotera ani??? Iwewe??? Vape mari yetransport vese kana kuvatsvagira mabhazi anovatakura for free to and from. Woona kuti vanyoresa vese then wozovatora futi pakuvhota. Ndozvamaiita muri Zanu paya and nemamillions amuinawo mother hazvingambokunetsai izvozvo.

  • Thank u mama, we are coming to register but u, forget it. No votes for u. Unless u hide under a wanted party.

  • if mozambicans vote from diaspora why not zimbabweans mujuru kwana wakaba kudhara.

  • why waste time and money travelling to Zim for voting when Mugabe said no one will rule Zimbabwe because of pen and paper

  • Ko kungoti tivhote tirikuno kwekuti ZANU pf haikwanisi kurigga mavhotes

  • Join hands with big dhara Tsvangirai

  • Magwara here amai

  • Tipe mari ye transport first.

  • Tinenge tichimbogara pai? tichidyei? Tambokwira bhazi nemari yaani? Toita zvekushevedzwa na Joice kuti ndiye akamhotitumira kunogara nekushanda kuti tiite better life yaakatadza kutiitira achiri zanu pf girl?…hatisisina kupusa kwaora kudaro!what have you done to benefit us since before you were kicked out of zanu that will push us to come and register to vote for you¿¿¿

    • You can reapt dat my man, i support u

    • Point man

    • ndabaningi sithole

      kutokumbira mazuva kubasa ekunovhotera mujuru aiva muzanu yakauraya nyika nhasi adzingwa oda kuizviita mutsvene , ndine nguva yekushandira mhuri kwete yekuvhotera
      mujuru akauraya murume

  • Voting for Joice is like voting for Hillary!

  • through my diversified reading i once come across this statement made by the late prominent dictator of the west. ‘ its not the voters that count, but those who count the votes’. we can come and vote in our numbers but as long as zanu pf is part of the electorate we are doomed

  • Unovapa sadza here

  • she must go suck her thumb, clueless attention seeker. to Hell with Zanu pf thugs, she is a zanu pf member with an aim to scatter votes, what if she’s still under Mugabe’s wings… aiutaura muromo iwoyo nxcaa kana shungu

  • Aaa kuzodini vatove nema green book avo ne RDP houses handi makavaputsira dzimba dzavo vanozogara pai?

  • Ndozvekudodzokera izvozvo

  • She is sick her hands has got blood of innocent people. Her husband was the leader in Gukurahundi.

  • zimbabweans need job .attract those who are still in the country they can you great

  • provide transport .

  • Hazvibatsire vanongobirira

  • wouraya mhuri nenzara nezvinhu zvakapusa zvikadaro

  • Tinongodzoka todzokerazve zanupf yahwina

  • Ndobva ndandanzwa hasha

  • Vanhu vakagumbuka manje mukawochomoka kunge muchinerumwe nevakutandayi hazvibude.

  • Bring the Registrar’s Offices all over SA.

  • Kana ukatia transport tinouya nehuwandu hwedu

  • Come back where asibuyi kona hatidzoke touya kuzo pend zvigumwe nema bond bond enyu vhotesai zvitunha zvagara zvichingo vhota each en every time en Mjuru she must rest in peace ,

  • Variko ngava Vhote

  • Better if tou shoot mgabe’s helicopter. After all he fried tour husband. Stupid bitch

    • Haasi iye here wekunzi akadonhedza chikopo kopo chainge chanetsa munguva yehondo uyu,or chikopo kopo chakanga chapera fuel hacho ngaauraye bob,tozouya kwet kutinyaudza zvedu,tirikuzvinwira southern Comfort

  • tibvireyi apa mukudyiwa zvakadaro

  • Voting voting

  • Udzai free buses….mai mujuru

  • Vote haishande paZimba so why botheer

  • Kkkkkk kuvhota futi,even now the voters roll for 2013 is not yet out.So no one knows who voted.Hanzi haife yakaenda nepenzura iyi.Why waste time since 2002 why don’t people learn that this will never work.nxa.

  • musatanyoko wako mujuru

  • A leopard wl neva change its sports we know her n we got no future wth her

  • 8 out of 10 are mdc we know that so don’t stressed with diaspora they are already mdc ngawativhotere wariikoko takahwinha kare as mdc

  • Makauraya nyika tikatiza, Ike zvino mave kuti tidzoke, kunokuvhoterai futi. Tisiyeyi titsvagire vana vedu Mafufu, handiti venyu vangere tatata. Tisiye raramo yedu kuti tivhotera Mai Mujuru. Dai aive mumwe better

  • Mai Mujuru ndakakumakai left,right and centre tell us about 2008 pavanhu vakafa kunyanya in Mrewa and Mtoko muchiti 30 August Mugabe mu office…nxaaa

  • She got enough resources to hire 50 buses to transport people to go and register ,and then organize the same buses during the voting processes,they must do that together with other parties as a coalition or else they must forget about the diaspora vote.She must let tsvangirai lead the coalition,other wise she will be humiliated in the polls,if she stand alone,it will be the end of an era for her politically

  • kuuya kuzopinza mumwe munhu basa at the end of the day okumamira futi, by the way mokomana uya achirikufamba ne voters roll muhomwe here?

  • Zvinoita anoda kuvhoterwa ndiye anounza mabus as part of campaign kuti Ndokuendesai kuchristmas moregista mozodzorwa afta 2 weeks. Tione kuti hamuvhoterwe here.kwete kuudza kutimunhu akazviuyora zvake nenhamo yake kuti huya undipinzemumari ugoshupika. Haisi church kaiyi inoshanda nehope. Think about it amai.

  • I think more than 95% of the Diasporans are registered voters. Find out where the prob is, in town or in rural areas.

  • been reading the comments…no wonder why isu maZanu tichingohwina and some people say they been rigged. Isu we make sure that ol our supporters are registered to vote and that they actually vote. Vari diaspora kwavanobatwa as second class citizens toziva vano vhotera Mdc hatinei navo. Vanoramba vachitambura ikoko

    • Wakanyeperwa bhururu

    • Uchakasara

    • makaora baba chinokupai kuvhotera Kadhara ako kane 92 nekukatya kudzima chaiko, makwara avanhu nxcaa you are after votes not fulfilling your promises and service delivery

    • rega hangu ndingo ku corrector panyaya yekuti tikutambura,,hatisi kutambura wangu kuno diaspora and count these the last kicks of a dying horse ndapedza newe

    • wakambouya kuno ukawona kuchitamburwa here,taura kwawaswera , wakafa brain

    • Zanu z my choice for several reasons and I make sure that my party wins by registering. I would rather benefit from the Zanu policies ndiri muno than to go to another country to be treated like a second class citizen. I bn to several countries and most of u in the diaspora do menial jobs… it’s a fact. Kune avo vasingade Zanu chido chenyu n I respect that. Ini handidi Mdc and I make sure it doesn’t win by registering and voting my candidate, that’s democracy I think, rather than wailing that my candidate was rigged when I never voted. Garai ikoko n don’t come to vote coz zvinonakira isu maZanu

    • Zanu z my choice for several reasons and I make sure that my party wins by registering. I would rather benefit from the Zanu policies ndiri muno than to go to another country to be treated like a second class citizen. I bn to several countries and most of u in the diaspora do menial jobs… it’s a fact. Kune avo vasingade Zanu chido chenyu n I respect that. Ini handidi Mdc and I make sure it doesn’t win by registering and voting my candidate, that’s democracy I think, rather than wailing that my candidate was rigged when I never voted. Garai ikoko n don’t come to vote coz zvinonakira isu maZanu

      • GOVT OF NATIONAL UNITY Part 2

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    • All anti-ZanuPF are treated lyk scnd hnd ctzns in their own soil and bttr to hve menial jobs the not wrkng @ all,,

    • I have never seen that Isaacs Maqueme. Actually I have never seen a govt policy that is for Zanu only. Some Mdc people have benefitted from govt policies, eg Welshman Ncube is a beneficiary of the agrarian reforms. Several examples, but I digress. The issue was abt registering and voting. My only argument z that democracy is all abt voting and I do that. Whatever yr preference, Mdc or Zanu, nyaya iripo is that elections are won by voting. So kusauya kwenyu kuno z a benefit to us maZanu. I commend u for yr stance of not coming to vote here!

    • @mutema u a correct there

    • zanupf has been killing people and promising to kill more if they vote opposition again. then you think zanupf will ever be fair on elections?

    • am not in a position to reply on that Blaz John. Allegations of violence on both parties have been made, some true and false. U cannot attribute violence to Zanu alone as the case of a police officer who was murdered by mdc activists in Glen View aptly illustrate. As it stands they were convicted of murder and awaiting sentence.

    • my argument is that elections are won thru voting. the manner in which a party gets its votes is inconsequential. i remember in 2008, tsvangirai got the most votes albeit without the required 50% + 1 votes.

    • Bridal A Mutema you are correct . MDC supporters don’t vote in their numbers that’s why they loose what they know best is critizing over the internet. If u are serious vote for your voices to be heard

    • correct brother Jerry Ganda. They are active on social platforms complaining that their candidate has been rigged wen they never voted. Chck ol the comments on this thread and u will notice that they been giving silly excuses of not voting. In some cases they were insulting the person who is urging them to vote and u wonder how they intend to win when they havent voted. Isu neZanu yedu know that the only way to retain powere is by casting the ballot. Period!!!

      • ndabaningi sithole

        zvezanu munenge mozviziva baba titsanangurirei kwakaenda mkomana dzamara ,uye kuti gukurahundi munotii nayo hakusi kubatwa as second class citizens here kuurayirwa mafungiro ako uye kwaunobva reketai tizwe kuda kutongwa nemunhu ane 94 years varume ndokuva first class citizen

    • chimpanzee

    • chimpanzee ndiwe using a vhoti.Zvimpanzee hazvihoti

    • @Gunnish Mahohoma, I don’t stoop to that low of verbal insults wit a person who doesn’t want to face the facts. I would rather argue wit those who proffer comments on facts in issue.

    • ndabaningi sithole

      imi mazanu nevanokuvhoterai makazodii zviya ne 2million jobs , because tinongoziva 1 basa ramakapa mkwasha mamwe 1,99999 mirioni vakakuvhoterai vachakangoamirira and vari kutambura kudarika vamunofunga kuti vari kutambura kudiaspora sorry wakanyeperiwa tigere bho kuno

  • Ndezvake zvekumama,kuvhotera iye adye achiguta

  • ar u going to donate buses…u think coming is like taking in oxygen…nxaa wastage for your benefit…nxaa handisi zungairwa ini…garako tichauya

  • votai mega hanya nani chero bond richitenga!

  • Start by Electoral Reform pasina izvozvo Zanu pf yakahwina kudhara

  • Kuvhotera ani unopenga wakajaidzwa mhani

  • Buy us air tickets we cum.

  • We’ll come back joice but not to vote for u bitch

  • We are coming… to vote against you 😀

  • Kuvhotera MDC handiti kwete Zim pf

  • To hell with u joice, just shut up and eat the money that u looted

  • Tsek mujuru nefamily yako

  • In your dreams woman we will never waste our time coming there coz time is money& money is time!!

  • Vape mari dzetransport

  • Why cant you arrange with embassies and we vote online

  • Deregister

  • Iwe mjuru hatina mari yaizvozvo

  • Udakiwe lo

  • Free transport then we vote for mdct

  • Mbuya iyi so kutorwara chaiko

  • To come register so l vote for President Morgan Tsvangirai……Yes

  • Touya yanaka vkoma ,hama dziriikoko dzinotiudza zvirikuitika,tajaira kudy kwete one zero one

  • Kudzoka tinodzoka zvedu asi tichanonoka uye hatisi kuuya kuzovhota kwete.

  • i have never seen people who claim to be educated but yet soooooo confused as Zimbos kkkkkkk regai ndiseke hangu

  • Hooo kuVoter shame

  • we are not coming back

  • Rubbish

  • It’s not about voting alone that will rebuild Zimbabwe.every citizen must have positive attitude to build that country

  • Reading comments

  • Fusteki

  • Hatidyi izvozvo hama yangu

  • Nice

  • Mai Mujuru Kkkkkkkk

  • Kkkkk vote for her when she is in power so what happens?

  • She contributed to this cruel system now she pretended as if we are blind

  • Its a good idea though.Maybe we as Zimbos need action now.Why not push fir special registrations around December when most Zimbos in SA are on holidays and going home.Again as part of reforms thru NERA push for votes to be in December 2018.NGOs can assist with transport Trains hired from CTN and Durban to Messina .They assist for deportations inga wani.Vote yakakosha vanhu verudzi rwangu kutumidzwa màzita diaspora inhamo.Ngatiedze zvimwe zvinhu

  • Yangu X, HAISI YOKUTAMBISA,HANDI VHOTERI ZANU PF chero MUKADZI WAMUJURU.

  • I will

  • Gukurahundi 2 asiyifuni

  • Waste of time to go &vote Dr Joyce there is president for life.u a out of sinking ship now u a making lot of noise to attract attention!!!

  • Ndezvako mujuru

  • Ndezvako mujuru

  • Ndezvako mujuru

  • Ndezvako mujuru

  • Ndezvako mujuru

  • Zimbabwean oppositions leaders are playing with people’s mind if they really care about removing Mugabe and his government through ballot box why can’t they put a proposal in parliament to recruit Zimbabweans in SA and some other countries where there’s Zimbabweans and do register all Zimbabweans if the problem is funds I know that’s only excuse the government have they can ask for volunteers who can do the job without asking a cent just two or three weekends the job will be done until they do that and don’t find support from diaspora people I’ll never trust there battle against Mugabe and his party fortunately I think they enjoy being opposition than to lead

  • Anohwina ndozviziva bt achabirwa chte

  • Mhai iyo ngainyarare

  • Zvozodii

  • B4 u were kickd out why where u not doing that

  • Ndimwiakauraya nyika kare votai moga tavavekuno isu

  • Fuck u guyz we want to vote here in RSA not i zim where zanu pf hooligans kill us for just wearing opposition shirts

  • Movapa transport here to and fro then food ivo vanhu vaDiaspora

  • Wat wl change if we vote.vote for who

  • She’s begging for votes in a bid to promote Zanu pf by using its offspring Zim pf people you have to foresee this move

  • Mujuru is a zanu pf. Full stop

  • u era ryt amai ngatisunungure zim neuwandu hwedu tose

  • To hell with her, free n fair elections will allow diasporians to vote wherever they are nxa! Futsek mhani iwe majuru

  • Havachadzoka vanhu vejoni

  • Why those in south Africa?

  • To catch a thief you need a thief mujuru is our own moses coz she knows chi tsotsi che Zanu .

  • Mujuru you talk nonsense isn’t you were rigging together

  • MUJURU DAI WASIYA ZVAKO ZVEMATONGERWE ENYIKA BCAZ IWEWE NEzanu pf NDAKATOKUMAKAI FULLTIME.

  • We knows that you’re Bob and ZunPF ‘s. Puppet leader you’re doing propaganda ‘there is only one opposition party in Zimbabwe MDC T

  • when you were in power you expelled people now you lost grip on power thats you want people back to help you to get back on power to hell mujuru kudhara uchitimunya

  • Hapana akafirwaawo here abatsire shirikadzi iyi pane zvirikuishotera

  • Ko vari ikoko ngavatange vakuda

  • Hoo nhai tirikukunzwa zvedu problem Mugabe neZANU yake vanoshupa

  • For who kuti arigwe zvavo

  • Maziboniboni mhino pivhongo sekey yepatsapi

  • Vanesimba ngawavhote takabva neko kumhunga kusinapwa win or loose no problem itai zvamwada . Ini ndotodawo kuvhoterwa ka

  • Enough is enough lets go and register .2018

  • With these comments I now agree with one who said Mugabe will be removed by God not people . I wonder why people of Zimbabwe especially Opposition are antagonistic such that they have no clear vision on how to lead the country out of the mess.

  • Enda kumasvingo

  • To hell with you spy

  • We are coming amai

  • FUSEKI WENA!

  • Mai Mujuru,do you remember how many times did Tsvangirai win the elections without help, during your tenure in ZANU?

  • Why should we come home to register to vote when we all know the election will result in a predetermined outcome? Kuvhota mu Zimbabwe kupedza nguva.

  • Kure. Wagutisa iwe. Mujuru

  • Yahya Jammeh of Gambia was voted out by Gambians based in that country yet Gambia has one of the biggest diaspora populations. I have a suggestion to all diasporans: Tell your people back home to vote for the opposition.

  • Haa mazimudhori ari diaspora dzangova ngongonya hachanzwi zvotaurwa kumusha saka musanyangadza muri ikoko garaiko munyerere simba rakawandira pamuromo sepinjisi huyai muvote hamudi dai mazulu akatanga kupisa vanhu 2018 kuno torova musati mayambuka kuti dzokerai tivhotere Zanu yedu zvakanaka

    • Enda unoona specialist iwe nguva ichipo,musoro mako makazara madhodhi,sis u mouth stinks ,u a a kapracha

    • Pameso pane matambudziko sepe chembere yarepwa nebenzi

  • You can fool some but not all Zanu has never won any election since its formation in 1963 & if u know your history well it was formed in Highfields at Enos Nkalas house by power hungry Zapu led by Ndabaningi Nkala etc But look wat happened to Sthole Chikerema and Nkala all sidelined wat goes around comes around i will never trust anyone associated with Zanu never ever otherwyz joyce is still Zanu How wil we know food for thot

  • Tanta maticket tigouya

  • Tipei mabus tino register mozotipazve ekunovhata

  • If u cant force Zanu pf to allow diasporance to vote from diaspora then chances that Zanu pf will not rig are slim therefore voting is a waste of time.

  • Will not vote for u Mujuru