Sunday, 6 March 2016

Being in Zanu PF "was a learning curve" says Mujuru - what did you learn? By Wilbert Mukori

Mai Mujuru and her ZPF are a confused lot; they are condemning Mugabe and Zanu PF one minute and the next minute they are boasting of what they learnt under the dictator.


“If you are in administration, it does not mean that you agree with whatever happens in there. As much as I was part of that administration, it was a learning curve. Mind you, I was there as a young person. I was being inducted when bad things were happening, but I saw that this is not good. Now I want to see good things happen in People First,” Mai Mujuru said.


Only someone as simple minded and naïve as Mai Mujuru would say believe that Mugabe who have set out deliberately to do the wrong thing and, worse still, that “good things (WILL) happen in People First” because she said so!


“Things should be done in an inclusive way, where people say let us rebuild and transform Zimbabwe. With new minds from MDC and all over, I don't think we can go wrong.”


Bull s***t! She spent 34 years as a senior member of an incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical regime that systematically denied millions of people their freedoms, rights, hopes and murdered over 30 000 for selfish political gain and she expect us to believe it was a useful “learning curve”! Madam, what exactly did you learn? How to loot, to rig elections, to murder political opponents and then how to deny these never happened!


As recent as February 2014, Mai Mujuru continued to deny that there was no corruption, for example. She dismissed the stories of George Charamba, Cuthbert Dube and several others in Public Service Medical Aid Society, Council and parastatals who were being paid outrageous salaries and allowances while the respective institution was failing to provide even the most basic service.  She said the stories were “lies and propaganda” being spread by those with a “regime change agenda”!


Even now with the country’s economy in total meltdown and his own party Zanu PF imploding and threatening to drag the nation into the abyss; Mugabe still continues to blame the country’s problems on “the illegal sanctions imposed by the evil British imperialists and their Western Allies”. After 34 years sitting at his feet, the simpleton Mai Mujuru has clearly learned something from Mugabe – how to lie, to rig elections, to loot, etc.


Throughout her 34 years in Zanu PF she had nothing but praise for the party; it was only after she was booted out of the party that she has spoken about the party’s failures. Mai Mujuru and all her former Zanu PF followers are a confused bunch; they are proud of their 34 years in Zanu PF as useful political experience and yet they do not want to be associated with the regime’s pathetic record of economic failure and murderous oppression.


What Mai Mujuru wants us to believe is that all the good apples in Zanu PF left with her and all the bad apples remained with Mugabe. Whilst she will not deny that she and ZPF friends have played their part in the economic mismanagement, the corruption, the vote rigging and even the political murders the process of their being booted out of Zanu PF has purified them completely; they are incapable of doing wrong! A very tall order indeed, only the politically naïve would swallow that!


In case Mai Mujuru and her ZPF friends have forgotten; for the last 16 years we, the ordinary people, have been seeking democratic change. The 2008 GPA was about implementing a raft of democratic reforms designed to dismantle the Zanu PF dictatorship and deliver the democratic changes including free, fair and credible elections.


There is no doubt that ZPF people know, they are naïve but not that naïve not to know this, that the only to stop the Zanu PF culture of political violence and vote rigging is by implementing the GPA reforms. ZPF members know Zanu PF members “won” their council, parliamentary or senatorial seats in 2013 thanks to MDC’s failure to get even one democratic reform implemented.


Still Mai Mujuru has not called for the implementation of the GPA reforms because she knows ZPF will stand to benefit from the status quo. She has called for an end to the violence because she knows that as long as Zanu PF has control of the state institutions, especially the security organs and judiciary, ZPF will be at a great disadvantage.


Zimbabwe Peace Project has reported 208 cases of political violence in January 2016; 83% the cases were by Zanu PF operatives targeting ZPF supporters! Still Mai Mujuru and the other leaders have not reconsidered their position and demand the full implementation of GPA reforms before elections. They are hoping that the years as Zanu PF membership will give them the edge and stop Zanu PF rigging the next elections.


The signs are we going to hold the next elections with no meaningful democratic reforms having been implemented again and thus have another blatantly rigged elections, a repeat of 2013, or worse a repeat of the 2008 i.e. rigged plus wanton violence. As for which of the two parties, ZPF or Zanu PF, “wins” it is a matter of indifference; what really matters is we would have failed once again to hold free and fair elections and whatever government we get it will be corrupt and incompetent.

Zimbabwe is in a serious political and economic mess and the only way we are going to get out is by implemented the GPA reforms, a pre-requisite for free, fair and credible elections and competent democratic government. Trading in a corrupt and incompetent Zanu PF regime for an equally corrupt and incompetent ZPF regime will not get us out of this mess!


  1. I agree with you, Zimbabwe cannot afford to have another Zanu PF elections victory and another five more years of this economic meltdown. I believe the Zimbabwean people will be as determined to vote Zanu PF out of office as they were in 2008. Zanu PF for its part will be even more determined to win and will stop at nothing to win. My prediction is we are going to see a return of the wanton violence of 2008 or worse.

    I also agree with you that in terms of quality there will be little to distinguish a ZPF regime from a Zanu PF one, they are both incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical. ZPF leaders like Mutasa, Bhasikiti, Sibanda, etc. have shed innocent blood for selfish political gain in the past, when the Zanu PF dictatorship placed them above the law. These thugs will kill again and again should ZPF win the elections and afford them the dictatorial protection.

    However what you must remember here is that the Zimbabwe electorate have their attention focused on removing President Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs they will vote "for a donkey" as Professor Jonathan Moyo once said. As so right now Joice Mujuru and her ZPF thugs are not the corrupt and incompetent former Zanu PF thugs you and me see, to the Zimbabwean voters they are God sent deliverer! Joice Mujuru and her ZPF followers know this and they are here to exploit that!

    Yes if the GPA reforms were implemented before the elections, the country will be save the consequences of another wanton violence and rigged elections but ZPF do not care that many people are going suffer and that hundreds if not thousands are murdered; like Tsvangirai and his MDC crowd they will condemn the violence but will do nothing to stop it.

    Joice Mujuru did not lose an sleep when over 500 MDC supporters were murdered in 2008 just as the murder of 20 000 during Gukurahundi did not make her lose her respect of Presi-dent Mugabe. The murder of thousands of ZPF supporters will be water off a duck's back! It is this cold indifference to the suffering and death of ordinary people by politicians like Mujuru, Tsvangirai, Biti, Ncube and Mugabe himself that frightens me!

  2. @ Gomwe

    MDC supporters' failure to see Tsvangirai for the corrupt and incompetent leader he is, is deeply regrettable but that should be no excuse for the nation to allow the same stupidity to spread! Zanu PF thugs have terrorized the nation for 36 years and it is nonsense for thugs like Gomwe to pretend they made a mistake in propping up Grace Mugabe, Of course they knew what they were doing and they are unhappy that it has all backfired on them.
    To forgive their past and sweep it under the carpet is stupid because it will only encourage similar behaviour.

  3. 20 MDC youths hospitalized after being attached by Zanu PF youths.
    The only why to stop the culture of violence is by implementing the GPA reforms, MDC should have done this during the GNU they failed but there is no excuse for not getting this done now! MDC leaders are focusing on electoral reforms they know will not stop the vio-lence because the leaders know they are safe and it is the ordinary members who are at the business end of the whip!

    Morgan Tsvangirai is on record encouraging his supporters to fight back, yet the last time he was threatened he did not fight back but ran away and was hiding in the Netherlands Embas-sy for weeks!

    Opposition leaders have the choice to implement the GPA reforms before the elections and thus avoid bloodshed or go ahead with the elections. But let is be said here and now; these opposition leaders will share the blame for the broken limps and murders with the Zanu PF leaders and thugs who committed the crime!

  4. @ Sekuru Jukwa
    Stop making a farce over trivial issues. If one of the injured was your relative or better still you; you would be angry that this barbarism is happening in our country and not be bothered about spelling mistakes. So you would not mind that people are killed as long as the article is in perfect English!
    You are no different from Joice Mujuru who said or did nothing to stop the slaughter of 20 000 innocent Zimbabweans during Gukurahundi out of “respect” of President Mugabe! You morons make me sick!

  5. @ Max
    This is exactly what Zanu PF would want you to do and they will then unleash the Police, CIO, Army, etc. to hunt all those responsible for the beating up of one of the Zanu PF thugs!

    The only way to deal with the Zanu PF culture of violence is to insist on the implementation of ALL the GPA reforms now before the next elections. People must now realize that politi-cal leaders from both sides do not care if the country is set on fire and millions are beaten and/or raped and hundreds or even thousands are murdered in the coming months. All they care about is that they win the elections at the end of the day. If we do not want to see the country set on fire then it is up to us the ordinary people to demand that the GPA reforms are implemented BEFORE the next elections!