Uhuru: You’ve failed, Mujuru tells Mugabe

via Uhuru: You’ve failed, Mujuru tells Mugabe – New Zimbabwe 18/04/2015

FORMER vice president Joice Mujuru says images of Zimbabweans being brutalised in South Africa have ruined the country’s 35th Independence celebrations as they show that “we have failed somehow”.

Mujuru, said although people should celebrate Independence Day “which came about through the sacrifice of many souls” the attacks on Zimbabweans in South Africa calls for “introspection of how far we have done against the plight of our people in South Africa”.

The former vice president lost her lofty party and government posts in December last year on allegations of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe.

“Pictures from South Africa show the failure side of our government,” she said in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com.

“There is nothing to celebrate about here when our people are being butchered in foreign land all because we have failed to provide employment here.”

On Saturday, Zimbabwe marked 35 years of self-rule under the sole leadership on Mugabe.

The ageing leader is accused of destroying a once-promising country resulting in millions of its citizens fleeing to neighbouring South Africa where they are among many foreign nationals being attacked by locals who want them out.

Mujuru said although the country must celebrate “this important day”, government must act to create jobs for its people and save the lives of those scattered in foreign land.

“The people are suffering while we, the leaders, are busy fighting for power and prestige,” she said.

“We need to ask ourselves soul-searching questions about the welfare of our people. We owe it to them and those who sacrificed for this important day.”

Another fired Zanu PF politician, Rugare Gumbo, said many Zimbabwean’s are living in misery thanks to Mugabe’s misrule.

“Every citizen would want to be here, at home, on this important day,” he said.

But due to government’s failure to provide jobs and create the best economy, they are now being treated like slaves in South Africa.  Government must be ashamed of this.

“Energy is spent on power fights while the economy is dying. Our fellow Zimbabweans are being killed; it’s painful.”


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    Lindy Lou 7 years ago

    What the hell is this woman talking about? Pictures taken in South Africa have destroyed the “Independence Day Celebration” Show pictures taken in Zimbabwe over the last 35 years and they will show total failure of a despot evil thieving stealing corrupt government calling itself ZANU PF.Eish my mind boggles .

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    Tinomunamataishe 7 years ago

    Mujuru talks like she has just arrived from another planet. She was part and parcel of this group until less than six months ago and why was she so silent when all these things were happening around her.

    Is the cocoon now finally broken? I wonder.

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    Chitsiga 7 years ago

    Aizvitaurira kupi bcoz ainge achitya Matibiri.

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    I am not the one 7 years ago

    one never ceases to be amazed! Deny deny deny, lie lie lie and once completed with that phase, you are “clean” and never did a thing! Does such a thing as having a bad conscience and paying penance not exist amongst politicians? It is widely known amongst many in SA that Zimbabweans are very good employees but at the same time they commit some of the most violent and senseless criminal acts? I can understand why they are here and I suspect many dont want to be but wouldnt be surprised if their families all whole heartedly support Bob in the sham elections and climb on the bus to attack yet another farmer or person in exchange for a coke and a T shirt. Oh the irony

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    MikeH 7 years ago

    Mores the pity that she failed to oust mugabe. But, would things be any different now if she had succeeded given her pro zanupf past. I think not. As for “failing somehow” I would instead say failing totally.

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    Mukorekore Tavara 7 years ago

    Cde Teu, where were you all these. yrs when when your people where streaming into neibhouring countries in search of jobs?oh silly me . you were V.P.!