‘Mu­juru drank from poi­soned chal­ice by join­ing hands with MDC-T’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Tichaona Zin­doga Harare Bureau

ZIM­BABWE Peo­ple First leader Dr Joice Mu­juru drank from the poi­soned chal­ice by join­ing hands with the op­po­si­tion MDC-T and should not ex­pect to win over Zanu-PF sup­port­ers, the rul­ing party’s na­tional po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar, Cde Saviour Ka­sukuwere, has said.

Dr Mu­juru joined MDC-T leader Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai at a rally in Gweru a fort­night ago and Cde Ka­sukuwere said to the Zanu-PF faith­ful, that was a clear state­ment that she had sold out and now en­joyed mu­tual West­ern sup­port with MDC-T.

“That is enough dam­age she has done to her­self. To peo­ple out there she has joined MDC-T and peo­ple will not take that lightly as they can­not be associated with the poli­cies of MDC-T that they have been re­ject­ing over the years,” Cde Ka­sukuwere said on Satur­day.

He ad­dressed a joint Mt Dar­win South/ Shamva North rally at Ruku­ruwi Pri­mary School in Mt Dar­win which Shamva North leg­is­la­tor Cde Ni­cholas Goche also ad­dressed while a Peo­ple First of­fi­cial and farmer in the area, Marufu Muko­totsi, re­nounced the party and said he was re­join­ing Zanu-PF. He said he had been irked by Peo­ple First’s ro­mance with MDC-T which threat­ened na­tional poli­cies such as the land re­form pro­gramme.

Dr Mu­juru her­self had no ca­pac­ity to de­liver any­thing to the elec­torate af­ter fail­ing to do any­thing no­table dur­ing her time in Zanu-PF and Gov­ern­ment, said Cde Ka­sukuwere.

“For 34 years she was in Gov­ern­ment — the last 10 as Vice Pres­i­dent. What came of it? We ask her to show us a sin­gle Blair toi­let that she con­structed, not even schools be­cause that would be too big to ask.

“Now af­ter all these years work­ing with Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe, what can you tell us?” he scoffed.

He said the pedi­gree of peo­ple sur­round­ing Dr Mu­juru, the likes of Messrs Ru­gare Gumbo, Didy­mus Mu­tasa and Dzika­mai Mavhaire, with whom she was kicked out of Zanu-PF, showed that the party is doomed.

Cde Ka­sukuwere said the former VP was adept at mak­ing false prom­ises, which saw her fail­ing to de­liver even in her own back­yard as MP for Mt Dar­win. “Peo­ple are not in­ter­ested in pol­i­tick­ing. We want devel­op­ment, not false prom­ises, es­pe­cially from some­one who failed here,” he said.

Cde Ka­sukuwere cas­ti­gated Dr Mu­juru for dis­re­spect­ing Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe in her widely con­demned at­tempt to rewrite the his­tory of the lib­er­a­tion strug­gle.

“Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe is the spirit of Zim­babwe. God is not a drunk­ard and he gave us Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe be­cause he has a mis­sion to ful­fil: let’s fol­low him,” said Cde Ka­sukuwere.

He added: “We don’t just fol­low him, we be­lieve in him.”

A war vet­eran, Cephas Kaseke who was in the Zanla High Com­mand, flayed Dr Mu­juru for seek­ing to rewrite his­tory with a tall tale that she downed a chop­per.

He told the story of how she crossed into Zam­bia.

“The date was March 17, 1974 and there was a bat­tle at Mudzen­gerere. She was caught up in that war as she was in a li­ai­son with (Joseph) Chipem­bere who died in bat­tle.

“She was car­ried to Zam­bia by Dakarai Badza and Thomas Nhari. The story about shoot­ing down a plane was pro­pa­ganda to en­cour­age more girls to take up arms,” said Cde Kaseke.

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