Joice Mujuru slammed for comments on Mugabe

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

Joice Mujuru. (File: AFP)

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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.

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