Mujuru makes significant inroads in Mash West

WAR veterans in Mashonaland West have called on the Zanu PF provincial leadership to “ring-fence” the ruling party’s parliamentary seats amid reports that former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s National People Party (NPP) and other opposition parties had made significant inroads into the province.

By Nhau Mangirazi

The call was made by provincial war veterans leader, Cornelius Muhoni during a consultative meeting in Karoi last week.

Muhoni appealed to war veterans, collaborators, ex-detainees, women and the youth to “ring-fence” the province against the opposition in the upcoming general elections. Mashonaland West, East and Central province previously used to be regarded as “no-go areas” for the opposition.

“We have received reports that Mujuru’s NPP party is campaigning in Gache-Kache area, in Kariba rural and we cannot stand by and look,” he said.

“In Hurungwe East, Sarah Mahoka is accused of making a comeback as renewed G40, we must have our teams there led by war liberators and spearheading these campaigns for Zanu PF to win elections. We want these elections to be free, fair and no violence and intimidation.

“We cannot dissolve Hurungwe district structures now as it will cause more harm than good. We must understand that as time is against us.”

Muhoni called on fellow war veterans to stop “selling their souls for free beer”.

“How can you sell out the revolution through beer? Is it poverty? Yes, we know during the Robert Mugabe, era war veterans were reduced to beggars, but we must stand up and fight for our future that looks bright,” he said.

Speaking at the same meeting, provincial chairperson and Hurungwe West MP, Keith Guzah, hailed war veterans for fighting hard to ensure Zanu PF electoral victories in previous elections. “Had it not been the war veterans we could not won Hurungwe West as the likes of Ignatius Chombo had no clue on how to win against (Temba) Mliswa. War veterans camped in schools for the party to win and I would like to apologise on behalf of everyone who has belittled war veterans,” he said.

The meeting was attended by war veterans, ex-detainees and war collaborators from Makonde, Chegutu, Mhondoro, Norton, Kadoma, Sanyati and Kariba.


10 Comments

  1. if zanuoids are afraid of npp inroads then there might just as well be afriad of ants and mosquitoes

  2. In an election where voters are “relatively” free to choose their party and leader, no party or leader is a mosquito or ant. That mentality leads to complacency – these war veterans know that. They are more worried now that the previous strategy of threatening villagers might not work for them this time around. Are they going to learn and use persuasion this time around? I wonder…

    1. At least you are admitting that the Mnangagwa government has made it possible for other parties to campaign without being intimidated by Zanu PF. If Mnangagwa has managed to remove the violent habit from Zanu PF to allow other parties to campaign freely, the Viva Mnangagwa.

  3. Joyce Mujuru,you have parted ways with zanu pf as your wishful thinking,but why can’t you tell the whole zimbabwe how you and zanu pf were rigging the previous elections because since you left zanu pf,you have never said a word during your campaigns that you stole elections by means of this,why can’t you reveal the truth to us if you are a true opposition party? Why are hiding in no telling the truth to the nation if you are a true opposition leader? Mrs Mujuru must reveal everything they have been doing that kept zanu pf in power for 37 years of destroying and killing and why she can’t she tells the people who killed Dzamara? Zimbabwean,i need people with culture and attitude of changing governments because it is the corner stone of luring investor confidence and investors don’t want a party and government that stays in power for a long time.Zanu pf is the problem and it will never ever develop zimbabwe because no investor will throw away their monies in the toilets.

    1. Sandy usatinyaudza iwe tikati tiudze kut ano rigwa sei ma elections acho unotiudza?

  4. WAR VETARANS DO NOT BELONG TO ZANU PF BUT ZIMBABWE they should be campaigning for a certain party but instead have their own democratic right to vote for anyone.

  5. I hope ZEC is watching or listening, what do they mean when they say ‘ring fence’. To me it means opposition parties are not allowed to campaign in that constituency.

  6. You mean ZEC listening? ZEC is shit bro. Its full of shit.

  7. Comment…what’s the reason for ‘ring fence?’ such utterances may lead to violence being perpetrated against villagers. let opposition parties campaign freely in any part of the country

  8. Comment…Allow any party to campaign unhindered. No reason to ring fence. that’s how violence starts.

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