via Mujuru caused current suffering, Mangoma – NewZimbabwe 14/09/2015
FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru still has blood on her hands and should make a “genuine apology” to Zimbabweans for her role in the current suffering, opposition Renewal of Democrats (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma has said.
Mangoma, a former energy minister, said he was not ready for a coalition with Mujuru who was sacked from the ruling Zanu PF party late last year on allegations she was seeking to depose President Robert Mugabe by force.
“As RDZ we are very clear that we cannot be seen to be seeking a coalition with Mujuru. It is akin to a coalition with Zanu PF.
“Mujuru and her colleagues have blood on their hands and we cannot countenance a coalition with them,” said Mangoma.
He said Zimbabwe was littered with “graves of innocent people” killed by Mujuru’s accomplices.
“Our country needs cleansing and healing,” he added.
“Mujuru and her accomplices like Didymus Mutasa (former Presidential Affairs minister) is one such man who has been accused of a lot of things not least murder.
“We cannot be seen to be going into political bed with such type of people. They need Zimbabweans to forgive them not political parties.”
Mangoma initially led the break-away from former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T before he broke ranks with erstwhile comrade Tendai Biti to form RDZ following a nasty public spat earlier this year.
There has been talk about possible coalitions among opposition parties amid indications from Mujuru is formalising her new political party which is going by the name People First.
Tsvangirai, Biti’s newly launched People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Dumiso Dabengwa have indicated that they are willing to work with Mujuru’s formation which has a host of other former ruling Zanu PF big-wigs recently kicked out of the former liberation movement.
Mujuru has previously apologised “for my role in the mess that Zimbabwe finds itself in”.
In her bid to cut ties with Zanu PF, Mujuru two weeks ago, also rejected a life-time pension offer from President Mugabe.
She went on to publish her manifesto two and half years before an election that Mugabe has indicated he will contest as a Zanu PF candidate at the age of 94.