Former Vice President Joice Mujuru claims that President Robert Mugabe abandoned war veterans a long time ago and he is a difficult person to work with.
Mrs. Mujuru, who was expelled from the ruling Zanu PF party for allegedly attempting to topple Mr. Mugabe and then formed Zimbabwe People First, says time is up for the Zimbabwean leader.
Speaking at a rally at Gadzema Grounds on Saturday, Mrs. Mujuru said it is now time for the war veterans of the 1970s to do everything possible to force President Mugabe to realize that his time is up.
She said this can be done in many ways including peaceful public protests.
Mrs. Mujuru claimed that war veterans used to approach her seeking help and she used to refer them to President Mugabe, who is their patron.
At the end of the day, she claimed that the president did not address their grievances.
However, this could not be verified by state officials and the war veterans.
She also alleged that the president is a very difficult person to work with and to make matters worse, he does not listen to any advice.
Mrs. Mujuru said it’s now time for opposition parties to work with each other in order to remove the ruling Zanu PF party and President Mugabe from office.
She urged members of the public to continue staging public protests saying even state security agents of the spy network, the Central Intelligence Organization, the national army and police should help in rebuilding Zimbabwe.
ZimPF had to approach the High Court to get permission to hold the rally after Chinhoyi police cancelled the event citing lack ofadequate manpower on the eleventh hour.
High Court Justice Joseph Musakwa granted the party permission to hold the event on Saturday morning.
ZimPF spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, said surprisingly only Mashonaland West police are denying them permission to hold such events.
Mawarire said it is now clear that Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo is behind the refusal as a way to fix his former wife ZimPF Provincial chairperson, Marian Chombo.
Former Zanu PF Politburo member, Dzikamai Mavhaire, warned the police to be professional and desist from being used by Zanu PF politicians because ZimPF will form a new government after 2018 elections.