Mujuru attacks Mugabe

VICE-PRESIDENT Joice Mujuru last night described as ridiculous President Robert Mugabe’s accusations that she has sought to unseat him through unlawful means, including assassination and witchcraft.

Staff Reporter

In a statement last night in which she reasserted her loyalty to Zanu PF and the country, Mujuru said she was glad she was able to address the nation at this time when her life was in danger.

“I am grateful to the Lord that I am able to address you once again, despite the ever present but still unlawful threats against my person,” she said.

She asserted she was still Vice-President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and a member of the ruling Zanu PF party.

Since the coming on of Mugabe’s wife Grace on the political scene in August this year, Mujuru has come under relentless attacks from the First Lady and the public media for alleged ineptitude and corruption.

The attacks on her person came to a head when Mugabe himself during the just-ended 6th Zanu PF People’s Congress joined in and accused her of trying to unseat him through unlawful means, including witchcraft.

Mugabe apparently verbally dismissed her and her alleged conspirators from the party at the close of the congress, but legal experts say the process of firing a Vice-President constitutionally is long and convoluted.

But yesterday in a veiled counter-attack, Mujuru accused Mugabe of being misled by a people whose aim was to destroy the party from within and of failing to address the simple challenges Zimbabweans faced.

She said in the statement: “Earlier this year, in Chinhoyi, I had occasion to state publicly that the Zanu PF party had been infiltrated by a group of persons with nefarious intent, whose objective is to destroy the party from within. As a result of my objections to this agenda, I have become the fly in a web of lies whose final objective is the destruction of Zanu PF and what it stands for and ultimately the present government of HE RG Mugabe.”

She said there was “no iota of evidence” to prove claims she was “a traitor”, “murderer” or “sell-out”, accusations that have been loud-hailed in the government-controlled Press.

Responding to Mugabe’s criticism that she was a simple woman who could not possibly navigate the complex affairs of State, Mujuru accepted the jibe tongue-in-cheek, saying Zimbabweans were crying out for solutions to the simple problems that bedevilled them.

“There are a few practical truths that I must share, which I appreciate all the time. Zimbabweans are crying out for solutions to the simple problems we have: How to put food on the table; how to obtain healthcare; sending our children to school; providing transport for them and restoring the transport infrastructure; keeping our cities clean and restoring electricity to all urban households together with clean running water. It is these simple problems that I have dedicated my life and career to and will continue to pursue,” Mujuru said.

On her failure to get a central committee position and her absence from congress, she said her party agents were unlawfully hindered from submitting her nomination papers and she decided not to attend the indaba as she feared for her life.

“I decided to stay away from the inevitable public humiliation as was meted out to other unfortunate members of the party. I made my fears known to the party leadership. It was important to maintain the dignity of the office of the Vice-President even in the face of such unwarranted violence by a section of the party membership,” she said.

She dismissed the allegations of witchcraft levelled against her and described herself as a God-fearing person who could not possibly use witchcraft to advance her political career because political power was derived from the people.

Mujuru said she had an illustrious career in Zanu PF and government and had carried out duties including campaigning for the ruling party in national elections, attending 43 campaign rallies all over Zimbabwe over a three-week period last year.

She said she did that at great personal expense, “happily losing 4kgs in that period” and played a key role in the results of the 2013 elections.

She said Zimbabwean women were legally, and constitutionally equal citizens to men, hence should not be derided or treated as second-class citizens in society which was supposed to be modern and progressive.

On allegations that she had consulted apostolic sects in her bid to wrest power from Mugabe, Mujuru said: “I was invited to be patron of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe, which represents at least 700 apostolic Christian churches in Zimbabwe, as long ago as January 2011.

This was with the full consent and blessing of His Excellency. I have since then, with the full knowledge of the Head of State, attended numerous church gatherings, as patron and also as Vice-President. There has never been any clandestine or unlawful gatherings that I have been a part of.”

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba last night said: “This is an open statement with no particular addresseé, still less His Excellency the President. If the writer meant to communicate anything to the President at all, having been in government since 1980, she would have used the appropriate channels. Her communication is of no consequence to the President and, therefore, I
cannot register a reaction on his behalf.”

29 Comments

  1. Mai ava ngavaite serious. Dedication to people’s cause yakatanga riini? She is just fighting for her stomach and afraid of being stripped of all her colections gathered through corrupt practises.

    This whole PF bunch is a waste of space. We need different tact and personnel to take us forward.

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap/old/broken houses in any city.. Very interesting. Go to PROPERTIESINYOURCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. PROPERTIESINYOURCITY.COM , Wake up African people.

    2. mai ava vanopenga vakunyara kuti vakabatwa pamberi navaMUGABE

  2. Mujuru attacks Mugabe? Really? where in this article??

    1. Indeed! Where does she attack him?

  3. But amai you have been in government since 1980. You are now talking of food on the table today. Saka all along you were blind to this and all of a sudden you can now see the light. Eeish ! Whose tummy?

  4. Tibvire uri mbavha just like your peers. They have said it wani that they knew of your corrupt tendencies just as you know of theirs and your only sin was to desire the hot sit. The prudent thing to do is to apologise then from there aluta continua looting continues

    1. Interesting take..but then it appears there is nothing left to loot.

  5. Its hard to see the leadership quality of Mai Mujuru. She lacks courage to say what is right and above all the courage to attack Mugabe for embarassing her. She still toks to him apologetically, still says yr excellency to him after all this. Joyce is confusing indecisiveness and timidness with humility. She must be her own person and zimbabweans will respect and follow her

  6. Amai you did your part, just politely resign and enjoy the fruits of yo labor, wat else do u want? this continuos public harassments and insults? embarassment?

    Leave these cronies alone, D- day wl cm.fo them. where is Gaddafi now? Hosni Mubarak wher is he? arent thry history now??

  7. Yeah this is diplomacy, but kuzoti ‘Mujuru attacks Mugabe’, ummmmm Editor don’t misled or underestimate readers. Remember one would always want to go back to the headline after reading the whole story. I think the headline is an overstatement.

  8. a misleading headline indeed

  9. Click bait headline!

  10. By publicly acknowledging the ‘problems’ faced by many in what she calls sharing ‘a few practical truths’, is she expressing a long held desire and a willingness to solve these issues or is this a sad case of an attempt at self preservation, hoping to inspire public sympathy? In a way, she is still using us, the public.

  11. Righteous Justice

    ZPF and all its so called cadres talk as though they were a normal party doing good for Zimbabwe. What fruit do we see in Zimbabwe? Do we see a thriving economy and well taken care of citizenry or do we see an oppressed people and a nation in utter tatters? These people are a long way off repenting. I was hoping that JM would take a long hard look at herself and especially at the party she so lovingly and loyally professes to serve. When any one of them talk about serving the people it is enough to make ones blood curdle. this is deception and hypocrisy at the highest degree. I had some hope for Mai Mujuru. God is infinitely gracious but repentance is a requirement that not one of us will be excused from. “But as for me my feet had almost stumbled: For I was envious of the boastful, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood the end. Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction; O, how they are brought to desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors ” Psalm 73 You see what does it profit a man he gains the whole world yet loses his soul? Surely, there will be a special judgment for those who have trampled on the heads of the poor. And ZPF have done that. Spectacularly so. The most caring advice I could give each and every one of you is to repent! And that is a message for every one of us Zimbabweans.

  12. WILLARD MUBVUMBI

    Vakadzi muchinyanya chionayi manje. Dont trust your fellow human being, TRUST GOD.

  13. 1GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap/old/broken houses in any city.. Very interesting. Go to PROPERTIESINYOURCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. PROPERTIESINYOURCITY.COM , Wake up African people.

  14. Ko where is the evidence that Mai Mujuru was saying and doing all these things…handidzo here nyaya dzeTreason idzi and if so why is she still out in the streets..For the 1st time congress fails to give us Presidium and politburo, vanhu kuzoda kugara mumwe musi wena…Jesus said
    “let him that has never sinned be the first to cast a stone on this woman”

  15. Musoja akagadzirira.

    hey Editor: did mother Mujuru attack Sekuru? don’t fool us, we are grown ups.

    all zanu Pf members are thieves, but mother Mujuru now she’s talking good, Sekuru he’s just following Grace’s Commands to fight mother Mujuru. nxaaaaa. chingoitai hondo zvipere.

  16. Wotozvishaya kuti zvinhu zvacho zviri kumbofamba sei!

  17. if you allow your gullible mind to be fed on Zanu pf propaganda you will be worse off than zaneous fool, lacking appreciation of Zanu pf history late alone Zimbabwean history.these events if you follow closely they go.beyond what romantic, narrow minded commentators have rendered a cleansing ceremony..if its a cleansing ceremony Mujuru’ s weakness has been exploited and she has been used as a sacrificial lamb ..this is not a new strategy in Zanu pf, check ur history and educate yourself. I bet, Mujuru is much cleaner than the rest of these gladiators.she is simplistic, life preserving and level headed that’s what she is suffering for.I am thus surprised at the amount of lack of insight that cdes commenting here are exhibiting..its time to think Zimbabwe, dont sit on your brains and just feed on every rubbish you bump into..its worrying to say the least

  18. Mujuru attacks Mugabe!!!!!!!! Mukanotora chero makorokoza kana mahwindi chaiwo I think you will have better reporting than this kind of idiotic.

  19. 3GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap/old/broken houses in any city.. Very interesting. Go to PROPERTIESINYOURCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. PROPERTIESINYOURCITY.COM , Wake up African people.

  20. ohhh luvely mother of the nation

  21. dara rinonzi Mugabe rakapenga rinokuita kuti uvengane nevanhu uchiri rwira ,kana risisakude rinokukandira ikoko kuvanhu,woitwa nyama yamagora ,verse ava vakarwa vachiipira povo hezvoka .povo inazvo muhana.iyi iyambiro June vafana verse ava ,mayor,gomwe,chipanga,nevamwe venyu musazodzoke kwatiri muchida sympathy

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  24. All this mayhem within Zanu PF is indicative of the cracks that are within the party. Regai vapedzerane. Whether Mai Mujuru is a thief or not is of no consequence to most Zimbabweans, local and abroad. The status quo has not changed. We are still struggling, grappling an ailing economy and one wonders when or what it will take for normalcy to be restored in our once great nation… The pain yet remains

  25. smh. Now Zimbabwe will have a new ‘mother of the nation’ in Grace. I have no sympathy for Mai Mujuru. She has presided over corruption and human rights abuse for long enough, at best turning a blind eye to it at the expense of ordinary people. You cannot lie in a pit of snakes and expect you will not be bitten.

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