Joice Mujuru slammed for comments on Mugabe

2016-03-07 13:17
Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

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

Harare - Zimbabwean political analysts have slammed newly formed opposition leader Joice Mujuru for calling President Robert Mugabe, 92, a "living spirit", a report said on Monday.

According the state-owned Herald newspaper, a number of analysts criticised Mujuru, saying that attacking Mugabe was equal to denigrating the electorate.

Mujuru last week called Mugabe a "living spirit", saying that any other grandfather of 92 "would not be looking after goats".

Mujuru made the comments during an interview with the Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) international broadcaster, a few days after launching her political party, the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF).

The former Zimbabwean vice president, claimed that in her culture "ill-treating" the elderly was forbidden, especially those who were old enough to be one's grandparents, as they were mediums in communicating with the dead.

Analysts said that Mujuru's entry into the country's politics as an opposition leader was a clear indication that she was bidding for foreign powers that wanted Mugabe out.

"She is simply a bidder of imperialistic efforts to undo Zanu-PF. Her words are intended to deceive and are calculated to please and placate the imperialist's efforts," political analyst Gabriel Chaibva was quoted as saying.

In a previous report, News 24 revealed that suspicion, excitement and bitterness had greeted Mujuru's the newly formed ZPF.


Read more on:    zpf  |  zanu -pf  |  gabriel chaibva  |  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

Inside News24

 
/News
 

5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
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.