Ex-ally piles pressure on Mugabe
From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
MASVINGO, (CAJ News) – FORMER Zimbabwe Vice President, Joice Mujuru, is making the most of the public’s anger against President Robert Mugabe to launch her campaign for the presidency in the elections set for 2018.
During a massive rally held in the oldest city of Masvingo, south of the country, she blamed the controversial policies of Mugabe and his Zanu-PF for the violent protests that rocked the economically-troubled nation.
The policies, she said, were imposed on people without consultations.
“Recently you have seen violent protests at the border in Beitbridge when they forced policies without consulting the masses. Look at the indigenisation laws that forced many companies to close down and make Zimbabweans poor,” said Mujuru.
Mujuru, now leading the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), said if elected to succeed Mugabe, in power since 1980, she would revisit the indigenisation policy which she said was scaring away investors.
She threatened to jail corrupt leaders benefitting from Mugabe’s cronyism.
Mujuru was a cabinet minister from 1980 and deputy to Mugabe from 2004 to 2014 when she was expelled from the party and government for allegedly plotting a cuop against Mugabe.
Mugabe’s wife, Grace, led the campaign against her.
– CAJ News
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