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2016-10-29 21:00
Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

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Cape Town - Former Zimbabwean vice president now leader of the opposition Zimbabwe People First party, Joice Mujuru, has claimed that she was kicked out of Zanu-PF for speaking out about human rights abuses.

Mujuru said this during an interview with "UpFront" on Al Jazeera.

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Here are some of the points that came out of the interview. She;

• Apologised for not doing more to address human rights abuses during her time as President Robert Mugabe’s vice president: "You have to feel bad and sorry and say sorry to those that have been affected." 

• Claimed she was kicked out of Zanu-PF for speaking out about human rights abuses: "I’m sure this was the reason why they were in cahoots or clandestinely working against me." 

• Denied knowing about the Gukurahundi massacre while it was ongoing: "But who knew that this was a secret army that was going straight to [Mugabe]?"

• Said her controversial claim that she shot down a Rhodesian helicopter as a teenager was true: "It did happen!"

Watch the video below as she speaks during the interview.

Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  joice mujuru  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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