On the West ‘forgiving’ Joice Mujuru: Was she just a political pawn in a patriarchal Zimbabwe?
By Dr. Thompson Chengeta
Following her expulsion from ZANU PF, forming her own party and removal of European Union travel sanctions, former Vice-president Dr Joice Mujuru has been travelling to European Countries and giving a number of interviews.
In all of her interviews, Dr Mujuru claims that she is not responsible for the human rights violations committed by ZANU-PF during her Vice-presidency and that in fact, hers was a lone voice that was drowned in the ZANU-PF Sea of Evil.
Adding on to my 2016 article entitled ‘Joice Mujuru, Didymus Mutasa, Acie Lumumba and others: I know what you did last summer!’, in this video I discuss the following points:
- Why did the European Union remove travel sanctions against Dr Joice Mujuru? Does that in any way indicate something about the truthfulness of western policy in Zimbabwe?
- What does Dr. Joice Mujuru’s story say about the role of female politicians in Zimbabwe, particularly ZANU PF government which is characterised by male chauvinism?
- What exactly did Mai Mujuru do wrong during her vice presidency and what can be learned from her mistakes?
- What is the impact or potential impact of Mai Mujuru’s recently formed political party in the up-coming 2018 elections?
The video is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgP6lwmWGfQ