Mugabe my only rival, Mujuru declares

via Mugabe my only rival, Mujuru declares 14/09/2014

IN A bid to douse flames lit by her impatient ambition to depose President Robert Mugabe from the helm of Zanu PF, a “Freudian slip” by Vice President Joice Mujuru has thrust her back into the ruling party’s succession strife.

Mujuru, who denies leading a faction in Zanu PF, used an interview with the state-run Herald newspaper last Saturday to try and put a lid on claims that her vaulting ambition is tearing the party apart ahead of a key congress in December.

“The President is my faction,” yarned Mujuru, soon after receiving her Doctorate from Mugabe during a graduation ceremony at the University of Zimbabwe.

Mujuru, who could face a challenge from Emmerson Mnangagwa during the December congress, then appeared to dismiss the Justice Minister as a “junior”, insisting that her battles were with much senior competition.

“… I can’t fight anybody who is junior to me because I already have the position,” Mujuru declared.

Last night, an analyst described Mujuru’s comments as a “Perry Mason moment”, after the famous TV lawyer who would barge witnesses until they got frustrated and made shock admissions to stunned courtrooms.

“All along, Mujuru has been denying that she wants to challenge her boss, President Mugabe, but in trying to make her latest denial, she has basically said ‘I’m not fighting those below me, my only fight is with the one at the top’,” said the analyst.

Mujuru and Mnangagwa are locked in a bitter race to succeed Mugabe, 90 this year, despite the veteran leader earning a new five-year mandate in general elections only last July.

Mugabe has shown signs of losing patience with Mujuru and her supporters in recent weeks – a culmination of months of sniping at his heels by the Vice President’s acolytes, including using money to try and influence the outcomes of the youth and women’s conferences which produce key voters for the congress.

Zanu PF went into meltdown in August last year when Mujuru, following a memorial service for her late husband, Solomon, sought out a reporter from the anti-establishment Daily News and granted an exclusive interview in which she declared herself ready to succeed Mugabe.

“We know that the President will soon be 90 and God might decide to call him,” she said.

“Zanu PF will never die because President Mugabe is no longer there; there are people who now can lead the party. He has taught us a lot on how to lead the party.”

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    JRR56 6 years ago

    “Zanu PF will never die because President Mugabe is no longer there; there are people who now can lead the party. He has taught us a lot on how to lead the party.”
    Problem she is even greedier than Mugabe ever was. Poor Zimbabwe if she gets her ambitions..

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      A 6 and a 9 depending on the way you hold it. That is what Mugabe and Mujuru are.Just the same. Two dictator crooks.

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      It would be better, Mai Mujuru, to go to God for your teaching. Where has the teaching of RGM led us. Wake up please! You are all the blind following the blind and the bible tells us that then you will all fall into the pit. Do you see a happy, reconciled, prosperous Zimbabwe. Do you see good infrastructure? Do you see a low unemployment? Do you see a flourishing agriculture and industry? Do you see a sound economy? What exactly do you see?????

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    Tjingababili 6 years ago

    GOD WHY GONT YOU SAVE ZIMBABWE FROM THESE SAVAGES!

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      He doesn’t save us, Tjingababili, because we remain an unrepentant nation. We remain a rebellious and sinful nation. Much of the church teaches worldly prosperity and is full of false prophets, teachers and preachers who leech off the poor. Only repentance will bring restoration.

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    nyoni 6 years ago

    Can one open the jaws of a hippo when it slams down its mouth . I doubt it unless you shot the bugger!

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    Im sure that fire was meant to stop anymore drivel from this woman.For how much longer can she continue to buzz around like a green fly around the toilet? someone swat her please.

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    Sonofngwazi 6 years ago

    ISU TIRIKUDA KUTONGWA CHERO NEGUDO ZVARO AS LONG MUGABE IS OUT OF PICTURE. CAN’T HAVE ONE PRESIDENT FOR OVER 30YRS.
    MAI MUJURU,MUNANGAGWA OR TSVANGSON WHO CARES

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    John Thomas 6 years ago

    The lady might do better for herself if she kept her mouth shut

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    Mseyamwa 6 years ago

    If waiting this long for change is ‘impatient’, then Zimbabwe is doomed. I have been impatient for a change of hands for like forever.

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    Patriot 6 years ago

    I never countenanced the Sadc &AU wierd mathematical finding that 3 + 4 = 34, could possibly be inheritable. May the almighty bless the aspirants, that they in good time may see the light.

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    JRR56 6 years ago

    She burnt her husband to death! Muagbe are you and Grace next???

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    Che'guevara 6 years ago

    Who are the real contenders in this battle and of the whole lot which one of them can take us out of this quagmire ladies and gentleman. W. Mukori, Roving ambassador, Lucy, Dr do little, NBS, mixed race, revenger avenger and all my other colleagues on this forum what is your take. Where to from here? Do we have an option or we are in a catch 22- an aging president, no possible replacement in Zpf and a confused, scattered and weak opposition= a pwr vacuum, a serious political crisis which any opportunist might snatch the chance and make a kill.

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    Just to respond to yo questin Che’guevara,I think I agree with NBS,let’s turn to the Lord for a real solution coz we have as people tried all that we could,what did we achieve? In conlusion,let me quote what the Lord says in Jeremiah 49 v 16, “Your fierceness has deceived you,the pride of your heart, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock,who hold the height of the hill.Though you make your nest as high as the eagle,I will bring you down”.Need I say more?