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Change name, then we talk – Mujuru

Former Vice President Joice Mujuru who is now president of National People’s Party (NPP)
Former Vice President Joice Mujuru who is now president of National People’s Party (NPP)

Mujuru, who also leads the opposition National People’s Party (NPP), argues that the name MDC Alliance is derived from Tsvangirai’s MDC, which almost represents his party’s interests and is exclusionary.

This comes as opposition political parties are on record claiming that a grand coalition is the only way to win against long-ruling President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF in 2018’s election.

Though the opposition parties remain positive that they will eventually find one another, three distinct groups have so far emerged in the run-up to next year’s elections.

As it stands, Mujuru was over the weekend chosen to lead PRA, while on the other hand, MDC’s Tsvangirai is leading the MDC Alliance and Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma is leading the Coalition for Democrats (Code).

Asked about the new development, Mujuru’s spokesperson, Gift Nyandoro, said his principal’s nomination to lead the PRA does not mean that they are not going to be working with other like-minded political parties, but emphasised the need for neutrality, even in names.

“What is clear from yesterday’s (Saturday) launch is a testament of what a coalition should be. This is a coalition with one goal, one logo and a neutral name.

“This, however, does not become an exclusion not to work with others. That does not stop us from engaging with others,” Nyandoro said.

Queried how they were going to coalesce in light of three different coalitions with distinct leaders having emerged, he said when the time comes, they will select a leader through a consensus and democratic means.

“If you see some of the aspirations set as a matter of public record, Mujuru has been selected through consensus.

“Where consensus fails, parties’ representatives will be involved. In our view, it won’t be a problem, there will be a selection of the members through party organs.

“We want this to have legitimacy. The selection of Mujuru or Tsvangirai to the leadership position is agreed through a consensus. But in the absence of that consensus, let’s show the people we are democratic. The ultimate goal is to fight the dynasty,” he said.

PRA members are on record against the use of the name MDC Alliance as the name of the coalition.

They argue that the name of the coalition must be neutral and not refer to any party which is a player in the coalition, amid indications by MDC, which is the biggest opposition party in Zimbabwe that the name will not be changed.

This has resulted in the mooted grand coalition suffering major setbacks with clearly less than 12 months to go to the next elections. The coalition has been wobbling, with no distinct conclusion having been made, creating chances that it might not come to fruition in time.

While some of the misunderstandings are emanating from a party level, the squabbling is also being escalated to inter-party with differences around the allocation of seats and the name of the alliance taking centre stage.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said they were also willing to work with other democratic forces willing to end a “Mugabe dynasty”.

“We are on record and willing to work with all patriotic Zimbabweans, who want to see the death of the Mugabe dynasty, who have reduced everything to a fiefdom.

“We are willing to work with everyone in the big tent. We don’t look at the people’s race, ethnicity or colour. As long as one is a patriotic Zimbabwean willing to work hard on our shuttered economy, we are willing to work with them.

“This is what we have always been saying, we don’t discuss in public. In the domain of company law there is something called measures and acquisition.

“You only hear on the day of acquisition that such and such a company has acquired something. This is exactly what happens in politics,” Gutu said. Daily News

  • If u do the same thing and expect different results then it means something z wrong with your mind.

  • Nooo

  • What is in a name ?? Joice mujuru gara wakadaro

  • Zanu mentality gara wakadaro

  • Is it only about a name?#Shocking

  • Ngaagare nezanu yake hatikude iwe joy

  • Do yo own things Joice, there z no need to confuse an electorate by changing a name.

  • Stupid ass hole thats why they chased u in Zanu pf…..which name do u want to change…..pasi na joice mujuru

  • Nonsense zanu pf’s puppet nsaaaa

  • 😂😂😂😂Very valid point. Why is the alliance called MDC yet it’s a coalition of joined different parties?

    • If it’s valid then she can stay with her party. She is ZANU PF at heart skips better she forms an alliance with ZANU PF

    • If it’s valid then she can stay with her party. She is ZANU PF at heart skips better she forms an alliance with ZANU PF

    • No she doesn’t want an alliance with Zanu-pf. She simply wants a coalition
      under a changed name. She is not joining MDC get that right but they’re forming a coalition and a coalition should be with a new name.

    • Mdc is the main actor in this game. How many voters is she bringing, propably 100. Mdc is the name people know. Reality is she nids mdc to survive. So she must humble herself and chill

    • Main actor for which game? MDC has failed to take power from Zanu-pf for the past 18 years and saying she needs MDC to survive yet MDC failed to make Zimbabweans to survive hameno kuti ukuti. Mdc needs other political parties for iyo MDC to survive. Otherwise votes are in serious splits. Don’t forget that Nkosana has already taken Matebeleland which is a big loss for MDC. Mujuru has taken Bindura, part of Harare etc etc. Ana Dr Manyika, Mutare ndeyake etc etc. What is left for Mdc?

  • Aya ma offlayer kutaurisa kunge pane zvinokanwa, iyeyu joy nana baskoro umm anonzani gara? basket haa.

  • Zikanwa corectio

  • women will be always women, absolutely destructive & catastrophic

  • With current situation in Zimbabwe am surprised there’s still idiots who would vote for zanu ..mdc should be confident enough to win elections without help from mujuru .

    • Then you need to think again

    • Then you need to think again

    • Nothing to think again .any normal human bring zim won’t vote for zanu period no argument about that Rakesh Prince Nazare

    • Nothing to think again .any normal human bring zim won’t vote for zanu period no argument about that Rakesh Prince Nazare

    • I’m so sorry Rakesh it’s u need to think again every Zanu pf members get away

    • I’m so sorry Rakesh it’s u need to think again every Zanu pf members get away

    • no1 many vote for zanu bt thy alwys winning bcz of rigging

    • not many vote for zanu thy riggi

    • Jabulani Ncube they do vote ..evidence is there..have you seen zanu rallies ? Still idiots attending those rallies in numbers n I agree they do rig but there’s still loads of people voting for zanu

    • tru

  • Ngaatibvirepo

  • Kubva garai makadaro. Mumbori vangani ikoko makutoda kupa ma conditions?

    • nhai ndozvandoshaya she thinks she’s still all that zvakatopera long back vakatonga varikuzanu and that was enough vakungozvinetsawo havo Mai ava but hapana kwavari kuenda dai vasiira vechidiki

  • Chikiti

    How can he name it MDC Alliance, surely there’s something wrong with Tsvangirai’s head

  • Joice i loss chaiyo

  • I thnk mdc officials vakaita zvekutamba i dnt see mdc ichizorarama…changing name means slogans..logo everything changes…i always ask myself that chero mnhu akafoma kaparty kake akutoda coalition uyezve akutouya netwumitemo apa haasat amboona kut grassroots irsei….dnt be tempted to mix water n parrafin to make the jar full as it wl show the line of differences….better focus on reforms weather muchaita macolitions mangani i dnt see opposition come victorious…….musazochema after elections moti it was rigged

  • Ukatora zai rehanga woisa muhuku,ichararira zanda pagobuda nhiyo.kana kabuda muzanda kachatizira musango

  • What is in a name?

  • Now nkosana moyo avakut he is nt going to campain or printing tshirts kkkk saka anoda kuitirwa nani kkkm mangomawo neuko kuda hukuru politics dzezim u pple power hungry ndokusaka makungoita twumapato vonzwa kunzi uyo ndipresident vekaparty kakati uyo the same thing zvino kna mese mada kuita mapresident ko macouncilor achabvepi kkkk itai serious handione makarongeka vnhu imi…..remember kuti zanu pf hv got big followers musanyeperane muchit yaparara kna musina kuprepare enough ummmm hamulume….

  • Mujuru can form her own coalition no one cares

  • mdc ngaisatevedzere vana Mujuru… vakuda kutaura nhasi but vanga vakanyarara nguva yese….

  • she just need kunzi boss pamh____ _ a asshole n’anga Satan imbwa saka rakaurayisa murume kuita wekupisisa muko_______o ndakutuka tikutambudzika pamusaka pako macompany wakapamba mapurazi worse

  • Who needs who.?Split votes & Zanu pf will rule this banana republic until the end of time.

  • Zvatanga once zanu always zanu greedy bustards

  • Idit thts y wakadzingwa kuzanu bcx of ar usless bfor

  • MDC alliance vs Rainbow coalition so zvekuzoti wakuda kuti vamwe vachinje zita zvapinda papi

  • Mujuru mira kumhanya MDC yagara yakasimba without yu. Unofanira kutotsvaga basa ku MDC kwete kuda kuchinja zvinhu otherwise hatinyengerere iwe.

  • Tswangirai and mai mujuru trying to unyt and bring down count mgabe (TMMTUBDCM) fools

  • I don’t think she has enough supporters to bargain with, she is jus overrated like Simba Makone, MDC is a 20 year brand dropping it now is not ideally. She will be luck to even get 5% of the votes.

  • Amai muri kunetseka nei imimi leave MDC iriyoga

  • MDC haichinjwi iwe gara kwako ukoko Joyce Mujuru

  • Saka nyika yose yomama nekuti pane zita ramusingade…. Nxa mai muri dako

  • mujuru must do her own trash out of the people ‘s initiatives once a thief always a thief

  • Why? Stupid

  • Mujuru should just go bek to ZANU pf where she belongs

  • mujuru a zanu catalyst,tsvangirai ngaasiyane nezvimbwasungata izvo ega tsvangirai agara akahwina.

  • jaya

    Mujuru hauna kana MP kana support saka dai watosiyana zvako nePolitics, MDC iparty hombe

    • Down with mujuru

      shuwa iyoyo. We don’t need mujuru to succeed, She is power hungry.

  • A simple question for Mrs Mujuru. If you had not been fired from ZANU PF, when were u going to find a new party?

  • Mujuru selifish idiot

  • who is joining who here?
    wakaroorwa ukachinja surname to mujuru,saka unoda kuti mdc ichinje kuita zvaunoda sei url iwe wa joined mdc.
    kana usingade rega wagara uri we zanu.
    anebhora ndiye anomakwa.hezvoo ukoooo

  • Stay in your PRA Joice

  • Also neutralizing the MDC as ZANU PF did With ZAPU ?

  • Mai mujuru has other agendas.

  • Mai, if u don’t want to join theMDC alliance, go it alone u will see

  • Mujuru uwu i problem nyararai zvenyu amai cm election ndipo pamuchaona kuti hamuna kuchenjera zvachose

  • politics is a game of numbers madam runaida go yo own way

  • opposition parties are power hungry like fools who fight over who will have the crust when we buy half a loaf, meanwhile they don’t have the money. hanzi kana tanhonga mari yacho.

  • Vachatinetsa ambhuya avo. Ngavagare varegera kupinda mu big tent macho.

  • Vachatinetsa ambhuya avo. Ngavagare varegera kupinda mu big tent macho.

  • Mbuya Joice tambai mega mosiya Dziwa vega.Morgan siyai atambe yake.Ko sei muchingo mhanyira mubatanidzwa.

  • Mbuya Joice tambai mega mosiya Dziwa vega.Morgan siyai atambe yake.Ko sei muchingo mhanyira mubatanidzwa.

  • istupid selfish magogo

  • istupid selfish magogo

  • We don’t need Mujuru we can do it without her party. She must go to hell hatidzorere marasha kuHwange hatipenge isu

  • What Mujuru can do to us she s the engineer in our problems Mt Darwin was a no going for opposition

  • Yu are irelevent gogo

  • A coalition of zeroes wanting to dissolve the mighty MDC , it’s so unbelievable !!!

  • Tswangaraya must learn to believe in himself leave Mujuru and mnangagwa alone why can’t u go solo sthutha ndini

  • Ko haiisiri here yekumonzi people’s party ?

  • Mai mujuru pliz tiregerereyiwo takabva kure naSAVE makauya kuzotivhiringa makakoniwa muchatomga muchitombosiyiwa panyanga nhasi Motion fogodo, fogodo

  • Imi makutirasisa kuchinja Party names sema penty

  • Aah mbuya ava ngavakwane sure. Kutozopa condition as if ndivo vane majority of supporters.

  • this woman is up to something…

  • Amai Mjuru is now hallucinating .The best is to sit down and engage with MDC and maintain the MDC name because yes she could be right about name changing but let’s be fair and open here …did Zanupf change its name when it swallowed the great Joshua Nkomo’s ZAPU?


  • Go your own way

  • This Zanu lady wants to confuse the electorate and spoil the whole cause, Mdc will not dance to that foolish propaganda tune, Mujuru must walk alone

  • noooooooo

  • Amai mujuru ngavaende vanorima

  • u can take ambuya Mlambo s position muchiudza vazukuru nyambo nengano .

    u are becoming irrelevant to politics .

    Thanks nepamakabata.
    bye bye

  • Mujuru o pussy

  • ava amai avaka, ini handinyatsonzwisisa kuti huEva here hunovadaro.she does not seem serious.she seem undecided too.ko madini kungozororawo nhai mhayi, muchidya henyu penjeni yezanu nepfuma yekudzura yakasiyiwa nabambo.

    tiri kudawo vanhu vari serious muground weduwe.izvi zvekuita mineral water kana tonic muchiuya kunozo diluta ka!

  • Pasi namai mujuru ,pamberi na Grace Mugabe,

  • hu z mujuru

  • Ini ndinofunga kuti ava Amai Mujuru vanoda kusiiwa vamboita zve Rainbow yavo. Ma demads avo akawandisa. As long as she is not the leader, she is not interested in working together with others. Asingade anenge asingade!

  • Never! MDC got us here!

  • Zanu pf products no,u’re a very good example group of failures for too long

  • Why does Joice think she is so important???

  • Go to hell amai does she know how it took for MDC to be popular? Then you just wash it away like that ,kune wakatorifira zita iroro. Chinja??????? Maitiro iwe??????

  • Wakauya kunoparadza coz kutanga rimwe zita rinozozikanwa kumamisha panoda dzimwe ,15 years so Tsvangirai think twise you know where you went through

  • Garako Joice, change name for what. Make your own “After Party ” with ED

    • kkkkkkkk joyce anoteverwa nevanhu vasina kukwana….ngaakwegure zvakanaka

  • Aaaah Mujuru makharo chete ,ne confusion yega yega yaanoda kukhonzera kafhungwa keku Zanu pf kachiri kakawanda mumusoro umo

  • Black Jesus

    She only gets her power from hubby just like Mugabe’s bitch.

  • Joice bvira kure ..Go sing a song like u used to do in the liberation struggle. Zim has gone past tht ..Mdc T is no going to make yet another blunder as it did in the unity Government. Sry gel

  • Pasi nevanobva ku Zanu,pamberi ne MdcT

  • Amai ava vanodhakwa chete. Nemadyirwo amaiitwa neMDC muri kuzanu muchizobirira moti inganyengerera chii

  • once zanu pf always zanu pf

  • to hell ….us we just want it as it is #mdc tsvangirai chete chete

  • She was, is and will always be ZANU PF…..mxm

  • Fuck mujuru

  • Ngazvikone

  • Who should be giving conditions here if i may ask. Cheap infiltration n destruction efforts.

  • this lady is not repentant,she is still as foolish n stupid as she has always been!

  • Its your party mai mujuru that wants to join MDC not MDC to come to you Never MDC is enough to topple out Mugabe’s regime

  • Kkkkkkwaaaa nai

  • Ibvaapa iwe dofo rakachinja bhenji,Mujuru,Mugabe naTsvangirai ……STOP fooling Zim citizens, munofunga kuti makangwara chaizvo asi Mwari achakutambai yakapenga……..***Tsvangirai vatomutanga nw***

  • Mujuru will be soon plunged into political oblivion just as Mnangagwa. for the past 40years, they used to chant slogans (pasi ne MDC) down with MDC and now its difficult to say Pamberi ne MDC and they insist on saying we should change that name. thats stupidity

  • Amai Mujuru is now hallucinating and in a zombie drugged mental state. The MDC is without doubt the most popular strongest opposition party in Zimbabwe with the largest number of supporters and the only party to beat that number was the good great Joshua Nkomo’s ZAPU which was the ONLY party loved by both Shona and Ndebele people and other minority tribes in Zimbabwe .. and lets be honest Tsvangirai and his MDC have managed to woo and charm the people of Zimbabwe from all tribes and from all backgrounds rich,poor,educated,less educated etc all over Zimbabwe and beyond its borders ..I’m one guy who is not AFRAID to point out the fair honest truth about Zimbabwe politics and will always say out my mind and thoughts in a logical honest fair manner whether analysing the opposition or Zanupf .For now i really admire and respect the clean smart Amai Mujuru but i also believe that she must swallow that stupid silly bossy pride she has and work intelligently with the MDC .Her long years in ZANU and government is a good factor needed by the opposition and also her experience in government can come very handy when the opposition gets into power and I feel its too late for the MDC to change its name just like that as doing so will only confuse the voting masses .For Mai Mujuru,The best is to sit down and engage with MDC and maintain the MDC name because yes she could be right about name changing but let’s be fair and open here …did Zanupf change its name when it swallowed the great Joshua Nkomo’s ZAPU?

  • Mujuru is not serious

  • iwe runaidha ita mushe,u still dat thing in u,so mira vega, so no.

  • Hapanawo vamwe vanodzigonawo here politics ave vakazvitadza kare.. …ndipeiwo mafne number evarinani ndivafonere

  • It’s better for you Mujuru to go back to your fomer employer in time.

  • MUJURU idyise

  • Hatidi chimbuya chezanu isu

  • Maimujuru hapana zvozimbwa apo

  • Kuchinja zita ndokuti zviite sei iroro rekuti mdc ravakuzivikanwa navanhu ndochairo iwe gara nerako iroro

  • Haaaaaaa vamwe vanhu idako chairi

  • Mai Mujuru. Methinks you are in no place to make any demands

  • Amana hure iro rinonzi runadia kana kuti joyce riri kuputa chii mazuvano. Someone pliz tell joyce to quit whatever substance she is taking coz haaa maone. Ngaatibvire kumhepo joyce u dont have the numbers to have a meaningful bargaining tool just swallow your pride and come to the big tent

  • Gudo Musha

    why not follow the Botswana opposition parties system.they have their parties but when they go for election they use UDC(umbrella for democratic change). But that UDC consists of BMD, BCP,BNF. Otherwise the Zim opposition alliance will never see light of day. Power hungry individuals