Mujuru ups 2018 election campaign, targets rural vote

BEITBRIDGE — National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has upped her 2018 election campaign by targeting rural areas, long considered as Zanu PF strongholds, urging the electorate to dump the “uncaring” ruling party.

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT

At the weekend, the former Vice-President addressed over 300 party supporters at Topolo business centre, 80km west of Beitbridge, where she urged the electorate to register as voters and vote out President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party in the upcoming general elections.

“We must be able to go in large numbers to vote Mugabe out. Organise each other, children must be registered when the (voter registration dates) have been announced,” she said.

She called on Diasporas to come back home and register in order for them to participate in next year’s
polls.

Mujuru accused Mugabe of “watering his long life with the tears of suffering Zimbabweans”, adding his misrule was responsible for breaking many families and marriages when people separate to seek employment in neighbouring countries.

She appealed to members of the State security services to ignore instructions to beat up people to sway their votes against their choices.

Earlier, Mujuru’s supporters had defied intimidation by security officials who discouraged them from attending the rally.

“We hear that a farm you were given by government for grazing has been taken by someone who gave it to his friend.
So what will the poor people do?” she asked in reference to a section of Shobi Block Farm, initially reserved for grazing, but was later allocated to State Security minister Kembo Mohadi’s South Africa-based friend.

7 Responses to Mujuru ups 2018 election campaign, targets rural vote

  1. Aki June 19, 2017 at 6:20 am #

    Is it true people in her home area do.not like her.It could be true because she seems to be afraid of having a rally in Mt Darwin.

  2. #tellthemlsaidit June 19, 2017 at 8:10 am #

    why not ask e one who told u…how come yr Bob is not wanted in his ow country ,wat r u sayin…u mus be also a bootlicker,,uzofa ungumyanga

  3. john farah June 19, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Thanks #tellthemIsaidit, that AKI seems like he is not in Zimbabwe. Noone likes Bob even by mistake

  4. MAN KENYA June 19, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Opposition parties must do away with the stereotype that the rural areas are Zanu PF vote zones and penetrate far and wide. Preach the ‘good news’ to them and eradicate their mental inceration. What change do you expect from your usual urban vote? Meanwhile, all security agents must remain apolitical lest they quit and join mainstream politics. Zim is a multi-party democracy where everyone is at liberty to exercise all electoral duties without undue influence.

    • s June 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

      good point man kenya. in fact these opposition leaders should be prepared to go to the bush and die with the people to win their votes. they should stop these city town rallies. for every city rally they should have visited the rural same area about ten times.

  5. Sacrazo June 19, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    Good move Mujuru, however visit UMP, Mt Darwin and Gokwe for more visits.

  6. zaka jerera June 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    Zvamunowawata munozviudza ani izvozvo,u campaign we also campaign we nt folding hands fr u handei tione

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