Mujuru dumps mass rallies, goes low key

OPPOSITION National People’s Party leader Joice Mujuru has resolved to forego mass campaign rallies, saying she preferred door-to-door and ward-based meetings ahead of this year’s general elections.


Party spokesperson Jeffreyson Chitando told NewsDay yesterday that the move was meant to drum up support at grassroots level, describing open campaign rallies as financially draining and ineffective.

“We have agreed that elections are not won at national level, but at the ward. We are, therefore, looking at ensuring that we hold meetings at that level and ascertain the number of voters we have instead of holding huge meaningless rallies,” he said.

Chitando said NPP would only hold star rallies after electoral victory.

“Big rallies for us can only be used for victory celebrations, you can’t address 20 000 people from all provinces and think you have support because when they go back, that’s when you realise you have less than two supporters per ward,” he said.

Mujuru reportedly resorted to low-key campaign meetings after it emerged that her support base was shrinking, with some of her top executives defecting to other opposition parties, while others rejoined the ruling Zanu PF party.

The former Vice-President is currently under pressure from her allies to join the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC-T Alliance.

Mujuru’s spokesperson confirmed the push, but dismissed it as “a cry by a few individuals within the party”.

“I am not aware of the said pressure. I hear there are alleged individuals purportedly expressing such sentiments. I am in Sanyati for the past five days campaigning,” he said.

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  1. yu a a poor conductor who lacks a little bit immitating skills fm yo formr driver for such a long time, yu thot to be in oppositn poltcs is lyk being acting president wen bob was out. make yo boyfriend known first & earn some societal recongtn,respct,consdration & aš wel aš dignity. wake up & invest yo money in bsn not in poltcs or else contemplate & opt for grp to join

  2. in the first place does she have the numbers and this is a good escape route for politicians with dubious support base we are now wiser to this excuse

  3. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Bato renyu rehwaro here? Bato risina hwaro harina pekutangira, tisanyeperane veduwe. Mawonero angu,
    bato iri harina hwaro chose. Huku yadimurwa musoro chaiyo. Bva toona masvika kwedu kuWard 15.

  4. She used to be a project of g40.She is now in a political oblivion kkkkk

  5. I came home yesterday and mi Wife asked me is Chamisa a Pastor did u see CHISA CHAMISA on ZTV kkkkkkk TV yamunoda iyi. Vachange vachingoburitsa maShortcomings ake Live on National television. kkkkkkkkkk

  6. Vaakutya kuunganidza tuvanhu tushoma nene

  7. toona kuward kwedu ward 18

  8. Mukwirivindi WaMazungunye

    Chitando, my home boy has become the laughing stock of the whole. I am now even ashemed to tell people that I come from Majiri, where chitando resides. He is now such a hopeless person. How can someone follow Mujuru. Even Mujuru herself does not follow herself, she is likely to vote for Khupe. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  9. Is Mai Mujuru fighting against other opposition parties, or fighting for political growth? I don’t see or hear anything against the wrongs committed by the ruling party spoken by her party. Shame!

  10. If your numbers are getting low and lower, its strategic to avoid rallies. She reminds me of Shakespear Maya.

  11. Mai mujuru, don’t forget that you promised to fight harder to reveal what befell itai dzamara… Kklkkkkkk

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