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.” 11:13
11:13Mujuru addressing them to a robust applause.
11:07 Its raining but people have gathered outside the hotel.
11:04 Meanwhile People First’s followers are gathered in front of the hotel singing “Chokwadi Mwari aripo”(its true God is present).
10:51 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.
10:48 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
10:24 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.
10:20 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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