Live Updates: Joice Mujuru press conference

Former Vice President, Joice Mujuru who now leads the opposition, People First will be holding her inaugural press conference since her expulsion from government and Zanu PF last year.


11:26: Mujuru: “I stand for peace. I am not here to fight anyone.”

People First followers gathered in front of Meikles Hotel

People First followers gathered in front of Meikles Hotel

11:13 Mujuru addressing them to a robust applause.

11:07 Its raining but people have gathered outside the hotel.

Meanwhile People First’s followers are gathered in front of the hotel singing “Chokwadi Mwari aripo”(its true God is present).

Mujuru says she has not been dragged to the courts on allegations levelled against her.She asks the press conference what their thoughts are on the matter.

Mujuru speaks on opposition coalitions saying she is yet to meet Morgan Tsvangirai and members of other political parties.

10:33 I was part of Zanu PF,but our new party People First is completely a new entity with new values and followers.Our desire is to transform and build- #Mujuru

Nguni chronicles the liberation credentials of Joice Mujuru pointing out that she was the youngest cabinet minister at 25 in 1980. She was appointed first female VP in 2004 after 24 years of service in the cabinet. With that she goes to the podium.

The organogram of the party is becoming clear as Mutasa and Rugare are defined as the “founding elders.”

09:50 Mujuru has arrived and is now being flanked by Mutasa and Gumbo. Nguni says all the 10 provinces are represented adding that he was Mujuru’s personal assistant.

09:40: The presser at a local hotel has been well attended with mostly ousted or out of favour Zanu PF politicians coming in full force in supporter of Joice Mujuru. John Mvundura, former Manicaland chairman, former deputy information minister Bright Matonga, former MDC-T Harare councilor Friday Mleya, Didymus Mutasa and wife, Rugare Gumbo, Sylvester Nguni, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, Colonel Claudius Makova, Henry Muradzikwa and many other are in house.

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48 Responses to Live Updates: Joice Mujuru press conference

  1. Gandanga March 1, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Ko team, not even a picture???? Your reporters don’t have a smartphone they can snap and upload with?

    • Joseph Mutasa March 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

      mafunga kutsvaga vanhu vekuurayaka. kkkkk

  2. Biti March 1, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Bright Matonga?

    Interesting! Bad move by Matonga

  3. Mike wepa Kwekwe March 1, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Ini zvangu ini People First zvairi ZANU pf yoga yoga,my dear Zimbos we need new leaders to run the country, as long as wakabva nekuZanu you won’t get my vote,makudo ndiwo mamwe .TASHUPIKA ISU!!!!

    • antiriot March 1, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      You got a point Mike, but hapana option Chematama chanzwa ne ma Nikuv since 2000 kana kumbodzorera saka toita sei, chimurenga tese tiri magwara, mbama one, weti neduzvi ipapo, haaaa zvakaoma.

      • gilbert March 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

        so you think these people will win? VaRozvi vakapera nenda

      • riot March 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

        you made my day…….

    • aikazveeee March 1, 2016 at 10:45 am #

      munhu wese pakutanga waiva muzanu. pakufamba kwenguva vanhu voita vachibuda. All opposition leaders are frustrated former zanu pf cadres. thats a fact.

      • Patriot March 1, 2016 at 10:59 am #

        The difference now lies on the circumstances that made u leave the ruling party, was it because you had seen the ill governance or you were kicked out. That should tell a whole lot about an individual’s aspirations.

    • Rombe March 1, 2016 at 11:31 am #

      That’s true. It is a case of an old wine in a new bottle. Let’s not expect anything new from this group of disgruntled politicians.

  4. Harare March 1, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Dydmus Mutasa zvakare

  5. jaison tan March 1, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    col makova!

  6. Listener March 1, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Poor; poor ; poor and very poor live update!!!! What did Mai Mujuru say?? That is what is important.

  7. chikwekwe March 1, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Newsday apa matibhaiza hapana chamataura apa hanzii na JT

    • chinos March 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

      hearld updates are better off

  8. Mukanya March 1, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    The first open Breeding Seed-lot regenerating from ZanuPF code-named People First.

    • Tanga Taneta March 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

      Maita basa Dr. Mujuru. Tanga taneta nekuvhotera Tsvangirai, kupisirwa dzimba kuurairwa hama mahara nekuda kwa Tsvangson pasina chatakawana….. Ummmm amai, rambai makashinga.

  9. maOne March 1, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    Zvatosvorana gonzo nachin’ayi kkkkkk

  10. Rugare mapostori March 1, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    ko speech yacho yaamujuru iripiko? Its difficult to believe what is unfolding! Vanoona mumweya, Mwari vakatirongereiko?

  11. munya March 1, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    This is Zanu PF cdes , we want new blood

  12. malume March 1, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    hapana zvaari kutaura saka hapana chekureporter chacho, I know re-jo, she is not a public orator.

  13. new s day March 1, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Hapana zvimwe zavaataura zvatakuudzai ndizvozvo.

  14. moeli March 1, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    is that all what she said?

  15. Mike wepa Kwekwe March 1, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    Ana Kudakwashe “empty basket”Bhasikiti,nhaka hameno,maimbova kupi maZimbo achingokweshera,do you remember Peter Tosh’s album called “Poor man feel it”

  16. Dzvings March 1, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    Where is the speech…..this is substandard journalism…..

  17. teddy beto March 1, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    people first people second people third

  18. moeli March 1, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    so she had come to present herself not the speech, what was the purpose of the press conference if i may ask.

  19. TAKS March 1, 2016 at 11:23 am #


  20. madagara kasulumane March 1, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    inonzi update zvinoreva inouya mbijana mbijana. saka itai patience. last time recorded 1033.

  21. kb March 1, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    Kkkk pple first

  22. gnomic March 1, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    I remember these saying they gonna form a party called ORIGINAL ZANU PF kkkkk with the founding principles and ZANUPF DNA…..violence, looting, patronage, excessive corruption so my advice to all Zimbos is vote these guys in and have Zanu Pf part 2 another 38 years(after 2018 elections)…watch and learn

  23. Titus March 1, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Newsday keep on updating us vari kuda the whole speech muchaiverenga mangwana.From some comments made it’s quite clear that panic has stricken some of your readers. Keep it up People First don’t worry about the detractors.

  24. ngoshi March 1, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    people last kana yahwina

  25. wekanyi March 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    hapana zvozivikanwa ne team iyi amana ngavagare havo pasi iyi itsiva yemamonya ndoda idzi ngadzidzikame dzofira pasina chobuda apa

  26. Newako March 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Lets get more updates on this, even just a summary of what is being said.

  27. Murambwa March 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Herald has given us a better speech than newsday, asi mune godo naMujuru here?

  28. Gandanga March 1, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    The 2018 race to State House has officially begun!! Countless dejected voters, 3 Major contending Parties and 1 semi-dysfunctional Banana republic to be won.

  29. pinko March 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Vanoda budiriro,kana uchirarama muchakaipa unoona kunge zvakanaka wozoona kt ndange ndakarasika,inga akakumbira ruregerero wani

  30. josphat mugadzaweta March 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    zanu zvakare. liberation war credentials, track record in government , doing what exactly nhai sylva nguni. apa ndopanonzi hapana hapana. it is just a shadow of zanu. her motive for power are the same as grace’s that is to keep their loot safe and not serve the people that she couldn’t for 34 years!!! tibvireipo apo kusanyara chaiko.

    • XXXXXX March 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

      Vamwe vanhu muri matuzvi a Tsvangirai. Haana kana democracy hes been party president for as long as Mugabe has been in power. Infant chamatama is now a threat to democracy!!!! Join the winning team nguva ichiripi otherwise muchazoshaya mikana, imbue dzevanhu.

  31. leela March 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    kasi veNewsday marambidzwa kupinda mukati kani….even Herald yatipawo mapics wani.

  32. Dr March 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    we are feed up nema empty promises ema politicians aya,Once they are in office they just rememmber their stomachs only

    • chireshe March 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

      Kana vambogona kubvisa ZANU ndikoko. Ivo tinozobata pasecond half

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  34. MAN KENYA March 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Going it bare knuckles. Now you are on the receiving end. When the hunter becomes the hunted.

  35. Matandamabwe March 1, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    “…Ucharangarira here dombo pawakacherwa, muti pawakatemwa “, this is ZANU PF completely, pliz my dear freinds dont dissapoint me. Do u still remember this other cartoon yaibuda Mutasa akagara pabhiza akabata mboma during the POSA time. Zvine utsinye zvimadhara izvi nekambuya aka mukanyeperwa munozobirwa futi. pliz usazokanganwa dombo pawakacherwa newe muti pawakatemwa. Just imagine kuti all the guys who are being fired by ZANU are joining people first, next is Chiyangwa, Chombo, Chiwenga then ahii naED wacho, then we will be in deep shit. hapana zviripo apa shez a thief, corrupt and can even defend corruption. Asi matokangwanwa paChinhoyi when she publicly defended corruption. Ahhh matoerera imi coz you are in a desperate situation, beta to go for a completely new face not Teurau ropa wandoziva, nah

  36. Zviyo March 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Please help her guard against being snooped on by the spooks of this current regime. they are good at setting up and showing opponents as immoral . Morgan fell that way and so did archbishop Pius Ncube.
    Mujuru Chenjera ! they will match you with Tsvangison , or any around you and you will be finished. Decide wether to get a man now and settle quickly b4 you are set up. Or you decide to stay squicky clean genuinely. some bad things you did b4 may also be used to spoil your name and set you at varience with your audience.
    Ndataura hangu . Chisarai tozo wonana pamberi apo!

  37. Mukanya March 2, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Zanu PF re-incarnation!!!

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