Mujuru dates Chitungwiza

National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru will tomorrow address her maiden rally in Chitungwiza, where she is expected to touch on a wide range of issues that include coalition with other opposition parties.

By Everson Mushava

National People’s Party leader Joice Mujuru
National People’s Party leader Joice Mujuru

Mujuru will be dating Chitungwiza for the first time since she entered into opposition politics, first as leader of the Zimbabwe People First, before she rebranded to NPP after a fallout with party founding elders Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa.

Mujuru addressed her first rally as NPP leader in Gutu recently and will be at Chitungwiza’s Macheka Grounds in St Mary’s tomorrow as she rolls out a series of rallies across the country in the coming weeks.

Her spokesperson Gift Nyandoro yesterday said she would take the opportunity to tell Zimbabweans how NPP would work with them in solving a range of socio-economic and political problems facing the country once the party was elected in power.

“She will also touch on a number of issues regarding the signing of the MoU [memorandum of understanding] with MDC-T so that our membership is kept apprised of the direction of the revolution and state of the coalition process given that our president is the head of Nera’s [National Electoral Reform Agenda] political committee,” he said.

Mujuru’s party touched off a storm at the Gutu rally when party vice-president-designate Samuel Sipepa Nkomo rubbished coalition talks with the Morgan Tsvangirai led-MDC-T in the event Mujuru was not made leader of the alliance.

The former VP signed the MoU with MDC-T at Tsvangirai’s Highlands mansion last month, which analysts claimed signified her endorsement of the former labour unionist as the face of the coalition.

Nyandoro added Mujuru would also urge the youth to register to vote for the 2018 elections.

“As a party, we have also made invitations to a number of progressive opposition parties for Saturday’s rally in Chitungwiza,” he said.

“We have done that in line with the spirit of seeking to make the spirit of grand coalition practical and having regard to the fact that Dr Mujuru is the head of Nera’s political committee. She wants to lead by example and not mere talking.”

NPP Harare provincial spokesperson Clive Mandizha said the Chitungwiza rally would give potential voters an opportunity to meet Mujuru.

“It is going to be our first rally in Chitungwiza and I urge all the people suffering years of frustration under the Zanu PF regime to come in their numbers. She will touch on several policy issues and development,” he said.

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  1. josphat mugadzaweta

    hapana chinenge chichimbotaurwa chine musoro nemai iyoyi. don’t waste our time.

  2. what we want is for this woman to hold rallies in Mash central, east and west and bridge the gap that has been in existence for a long time rather than concentrate on areas already controlled by the opposition. Address war vets as well tichanyatoona kuti mai is serious. what she is doing mahumbwe chaiwo and i am very disappointed with the way she is moving as an opposition. Maybe she is Simba Makoni part 2. just coming to split the vote. until such a time she hold rallies in her former constituency i will never take her serious honestly.

  3. Zvakona n’anga murapi achida kumaruva uko….#machief aramba engagement mukati regai tidzokere kumatawindi kune obvious gathering….kkkk

  4. This Party has a lot of Warvets to tell you,

  5. Coalition a jest or a reality? The roadmap of this much publicised deal and the emerging signs towards the same do not add up.The true meaning of a unified command is not to give orders but to make suggestions and a known enemy is better than a forced ally. Our resilience on this coalition is getting out of hand and you better not confirm our fears.

  6. Why did she not have the rally in Zengeza 4 where there are lots of war vets? Everywhere else in Chiungwiza is MDC T territory. Those who vote usually Zanu PF are concentrated in Old and New Zengeza 4. She could have proved her point that way.

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