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Mujuru going solo….. hits campaign trail

By Tendai Kamhungira

Opposition National People’s Party (NPP) has put up fliers around the country calling for the electorate to vote Joice Mujuru as president in next year’s elections in the clearest sign that the former Vice President is going it alone.

Former Vice President and leader of the opposition party Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), Joice Mujuru
Former Vice President and leader of the opposition party Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), Joice Mujuru (Picture by REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)

The 62-year-old Mujuru was President Robert Mugabe’s deputy for a decade and seen as the veteran president’s likely successor until he fired her in 2014, accusing her of leading a plot to oust him.

She launched a new party NPP in March last year to challenge her ally-turned-adversary, and has started to prepare a campaign that will see her stand as a presidential candidate in next year’s election, promising to revive the economy and repair strained relations with the West.

Mujuru issued the fliers despite signing a memorandum of agreement with Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC.

NPP spokesperson Jeffryson Chitando said people must not read much into the fliers.

“Each party has a right to place its president and this does not mean that she is not committed to the coalition or that she is to go it alone,” Chitando said.

Mujuru’s party is opposed to the MDC Alliance nomenclature and is also demanding equal representation in the allocation of seats, which has placed the Alliance talks in limbo, as time towards next year’s elections is ticking away.

Chitando claimed the party was 100 percent behind the coalition.

“We want an all-inclusive position,” he said, avoiding mentioning the actual political parties that they are engaging in this process.

He said Article 6 of the memorandum of agreement that they signed with Tsvangirai allows each of the two parties to source for other partners to form one group.

He said that they still abide by the terms of the memorandum of agreement.

On the other hand, NPP secretary-general Gift Nyandoro said that their conditions outlined in the National Executive Council (Nec) resolutions have to be met.

“That the matrix of coalition deliberations for NPP revolves around issues of set conditions by the Nec of the party is not in dispute.

“Indeed it’s true that we have communicated the party position to our colleagues and waiting to have the issue and NPP concerns resolved by the coalescing principals. It does not in any way amount to a somersault about party decision.

“In our respective view, change of position can only arise if indeed the party would have reviewed the Nec resolution and that has not happened.

“Conclusively speaking; the party’s position is guided by the Nec resolution as to what constitute NPP’s entry into a grand coalition,” Nyandoro said.

  • Vote for her again?she had been a president for past 5 years ago!! Now she wants to be again?? Nooo Noooo!!

  • A bunch of losers attracting foolish attention.

  • Hey lady Mujuru I hope you will reconsider your decision. There is too much at stake.

  • Confused cockroach!

  • HAPANA ZVIRIPO IMBAVHA IDZO VAKABA KARE

  • Wasting time mum

  • Never waste your vote on this buffoon

  • we are fade up of these pple 37 years into politics and she still needs to lead the pple and yet they have looted our resources…..

  • zanu pf project

  • zanu project

  • Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit . From 2004 – 2014 she has been part of the Executive .and now she still want be to voted again . will she give others a chance if she gets back into power . if she is Genuinely doing this for Zimbabwe. the least she could do is to advise others and be a good mother . pass this to her

  • Rerun in Mt Darwin 2008 was a disaster so many pipo suffered to death

  • As lng as she dnt join MDC she wl be a laughing stock come end of elections……we wl not forgive her for what she did while she ws a zanu pf n she is stil a zanu

  • Let her go solo she is a wolf in a sheep skin

  • wow nice

  • Who is funding her?

  • handiti makambotonga here mukakoniwa..

  • Shame

  • We dont care go it alone yu magogo

  • Oh well, good luck to her.

  • Desperate for political relevance

  • To hell… .. atiiti izvozvo

  • Another vote splitting project. It worked extremely well in 2008; and, 10yrs later, it’s brought back again so that it can serve well. The sad realities of Zim politics. The victims of all this nonsense are merely the masses.

  • Non stater, hatichadi mafailures,Zimbabwe yakafa so hapasisina chokufirazve, let’s start afresh, hatidi avo vokudakugona macorrections

  • NdeveZanu avo

  • mahure kubhawa,

  • let her try her luck the pple will decide

  • That proves she is zanu pf project

  • Stupid pple wl vote for u .coz u ar te same lyk zanu pple for 35 yrs doing nothing cecrifycing wth yor husband to zanu pf then u think u cn hve mercy to our lives it cont

  • Where does she get the money?

  • Vote splitter

  • Let her go alone she will only split zanu pf vote opposition supporters will never sympathise with her only those who she used to spoil in Mt Darwin will vote for her bt still she will not win

  • Nhamo ine nharo!!!!!

  • Mugabe opposite coin

  • Makoni Ver 2.0

  • ZANU PF project.seyi asingarambidzwe kuita marally MDC vachirambidzwa.nw rally yeMDC yekugwanda varambidzwa.khupe vakamurambidza futi.kana vanhu tinepfungwa dzakakwana let’s show her our middle finger.she want split MDC votes bitch.

  • She is commiting political suicide

  • she is defeated already this old woman no one will vote for this political refugee called Joice Mujuru Nxaaa

  • No doubt she wants face saving come post election period that she never was MDC. Remember, she’s alleged to have helped to found MDC in the shadows of her house. Sorry Tete, you’re desperate but surely you’re trying hard to help your previous master.

  • And will win nothing.