Zimbabwe

Zim ex-VP calls for dialogue among citizens

2016-08-02 13:07
Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare – Zimbabwe’s former deputy President Joice Mujuru has called for dialogue among citizens rather than the use of force, a report said on Tuesday.

According to NewsDay, the leader of the newly formed Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) said this after she had showed her support for the spokesperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Douglas Mahiya’s bail application on Monday.

Mujuru claimed that it was unfair for the ruling elite to ignore calls by citizen for a better country.

“It is just unfair. Zimbabweans are trying to show us, as leaders, that things are not good. I urge dialogue among citizens rather than the use of force,” Mujuru was quoted saying.

Reports indicated that Mahiya was arrested on Wednesday last week in Harare after the group had issued a statement in which they slammed President Robert Mugabe's "dictatorial tendencies" and accused him of presiding over a declining economy.

The veterans of the country's 1970s liberation war, normally staunch allies of Mugabe, vowed they would not support him if he sought re-election in 2018.

Mahiya was later released on $300 bail.

Meanwhile, reports have also claimed that soon after the court case, another ex-freedom fighter Victor Matemadanda was arrested for allegedly insulting the office of the president.

 

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

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.