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Zimbabweans Criticize Mujuru for Publishing Manifesto Without Political Party

FILE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reacts with his deputy Joice Mujuru, during Defence Forces Day in Harare, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

Some Zimbabweans have criticized former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s move to launch a detailed manifesto without forming a political party first, saying this literally translates to putting the cart before the horse.

They say Mrs. Mujuru, who was ejected from the ruling Zanu PF party with several top party officials for allegedly attempting to topple 91 year-old President Mugabe, should immediately come out in the open before she loses a lot of supporters.

Others also claim that she is being pushed into forming a party by veteran politicians, including expelled former Zanu PF, Rugare Gumbo, dumped war veteran Jabulani Sibanda and several others. Mrs. Mujuru was once quoted as saying she will never challenge President Mugabe.

For perspective, Studio 7reached Gumbo and independent political commentator, George Mkwananzi. Mkwananzi said Mrs. Mujuru’s silence on forming a party is retrogressive.

The former vice president spelled out her vision, mission and strategy for a better Zimbabwe in the manifesto titled ‘Blueprint to Unlock Investment and Leverage for Development’.

Panel Interview by Gibbs Dube on Joice Mujuru's Political Blueprint
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