THE obscure People First (PF) leader, “Big Sister” Joice Mujuru, is headed for political doom with her counterparts in opposition politics crying foul as they are labelling her a dictator, before she has even started campaigning for her aspired political office.
BY KAJAU,OUR READER
Mujuru illustrated an arrogant streak of rigidity through PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, who sent tongues wagging when he was quoted as saying: “Yes, as PF, our candidate is Mujuru. Those who do not want her should bring their own alternative. We cannot go into negotiations without our own candidate.”
This was a show of false political muscle. If PF wants to dictate the standard operational procedures for the anticipated grand coalition, formalities are poised to collapse and crumble, considering that the contending parties are poles apart in terms of how they wish the talks to proceed.
PF is accused of boasting as “Big Sister” and/or “Big Brother” and taking other parties as junior partners that are supposed to take instructions from their elders, while, in actual fact, the negotiations are expected to treat all partners as equals.
This precedent set by PF is more than detrimental, and is aimed at throwing heavy spanners into the whole process. It is a pity that Mujuru has started too early to show some dictatorial tendencies. That level of political selfishness should be consigned to dustbins.
Besides, some political parties like MDC-T are equally reluctant to bow down to this buffoonery. MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is equally bubbling, considering himself as the most indispensable opposition leader in this country. This is despite the fact that since the formation of the MDC in 1999, he has never won any election.
This defines the quality of opposition leaders that we have in Zimbabwe that are infamous for lack of vision.
Mujuru was sacked from Zanu PF for pursuing a selfish secessionist agenda which defied the set-out procedures on such matters. Her insatiable zeal and desire for political office cost her a fortune and destroyed all of her promising political prospects in the country. It is still clear that she holds the same idiosyncratic way of doing politics. Certainly how can someone be so full of own-self to the extent of perceiving herself as the prime opposition leader in this country?
This puts the grand coalition into doubt as Mujuru and Tsvangirai are like water and oil which do not mix.