Mujuru promises church leaders houses, farms

MASVINGO - Vice President Joice Mujuru has promised church leaders farms and houses if they ensure Zanu PF wins the forthcoming vote.

Mujuru told church and cooperatives leaders at the Civic Centre last week that her party would allocate farms to leaders of indigenous churches, saying they were left out during the land reform programme.

“We know that church leaders, who are important to the nation and our party, did not get land  when others were given,” Mujuru said.

“So we want you to come and get it from us.

“We will give you land because you are just like everyone else who should benefit from our programmes since we also rely on you.”

She instructed Masvingo governor, Titus Maluleke, politiburo member Dzikamai Mavhaire and provincial administrator, Felix Chikovo to immediately allocate farms to the church leaders ahead of the polls.

“I instruct our party leaders here who form the Lands Committee, Maluleke, Mavhaire and Chikovo the PA to immediately see to it that the men of cloth get land,” she said.

Mujuru also promised church leaders houses.

“We have read so many stories of church leaders refusing to leave church houses when their mission to lead the people is over,” Mujuru said.

“This is because they do not have proper houses for their families as they spend most of their time preaching the word of God.

“Our party will see to it that they get nice houses for their families because it is because of them that President Robert Mugabe continues to rule this country.”

She urged housing co-operatives sympathetic to Zanu PF to give church leaders first preference in distribution of housing stands.

Mujuru later paraded Zanu PF candidates at the meeting and asked the people to vote for them and Mugabe.

Comments (27)

since when do churches delve into politics??? the fact that any church would dare do so is a cause for concern as to the authenticity of that church and whether it is not just another money making scheme like most churches of nowadays....and suddenly they are remembered kuti avan kuwana maFarms? give farms to people who will make profitable use of them, not kungonzi ndineFarm nezita kana kurima kwacho handigoni, no wonder we end up importing soo much food

kaycee - 15 July 2013

ko kuchurch havasi vanhu here? its a good move. inga vana Muzorewa vanga vari vechurch wani vakaita ne madzakutsaku chaiwo. vana Sithole?

reaso - 15 July 2013

Mukapa machurch leaders chete,ndivo vega vachakuvhoterai,dai mangopa munhu wese anemakore anopfuura 18 uye akaregister land maiita landslide victory,zviri easy munoita divide the total hectares of land in Zimbabwe by 6200000 which is the number of registered voters

Fox - 15 July 2013

mama mujuru knowing well that you are a christian and understand the things of God please dont let politics overshadow your need to be a servant of God. polititians and parties cannot reward ministers of God with land money, houses etc, you are getting it wrong mum. these people are rewarded by God only. if any one of them will stoop so low to vote for any party to get such rewards will be rejected by God in heaven. if you wish to give these things give them to mapostories. pastor msindo is playing with fire by trying to do the same. God have mercy on him. any pastor who has gone that way misses what a scriptures like Gen 14v22-23 mean

sammy - 15 July 2013

Mai majuru mashaya zvekuita webhave heard that song before. The best gift u can give to zimbabweans is step dow ask mugabe to step down as well and find out who killed yo husband, and get answers to gukurahundi, 2008, border gezi, chindori, etc

obama4eva - 15 July 2013

hama muchapera mese neruoko rwamakutamba narwo urwu, makatonga nyika riini vanhu ava vachitambura vamwe vachiniwa vachitadza kuafforder ground rekuvaka church nhasi makuenda muchida their voting favour muchitaura zvenhando..pliz hands off kumachurch munopera kuinda miromo parutivi mese kana kupera kungofa zvisibnganzwisisiki. naMwari wandinonamata indai munonzwa zvavanoparidza musachinje programme yashe nekuda twenyu mudzimba dzavanamati

Ziso Redenga - 15 July 2013

Justice and good governance first. What happened to people who killed Chiminya and Mabika. Amai do you know that there are dead bodies in Wenimbi Dam(Marondera) from 2008? What about Gukurahundi? We want closure to these issues. We want to decently bury our relatives.Repent and God will heal our land.

Jaku - 15 July 2013

Haunyare here Joyce?

Mike Hove - 15 July 2013

This is vote buying

TS - 15 July 2013

amai mujuru kwanai mukunzwa musade kunanzva vanhu vaMwari muchidaro... ende mandibhowa zvokuti..ko isu hwai dzacho moti hatidiwo land...ini ndajamuka manje ndovhotera morgan gore rino ASIJIKI

twicer - 15 July 2013

Mai Mujuru, where have you been the last 33 years when church leaders had no access to decent housing?

Mig29 Mikoyan - 15 July 2013

Vana Joice muchikupromisa vanhu nanhasi. MDC ndiyo yave kufanira kuita zvaurikuita izvi. Imi makatadza kare. Mari yacho murikudya mega. Don't think Zimbabweans don't think. Remember you are talking to graduates better than you. Its shameless listening to your speeches. Yakafumuka.

maimbovepi nguva yese - 15 July 2013

Vana Joice muchikupromisa vanhu nanhasi. MDC ndiyo yave kufanira kuita zvaurikuita izvi. Imi makatadza kare. Mari yacho murikudya mega. Don't think Zimbabweans don't think. Remember you are talking to graduates better than you. Its shameless listening to your speeches. Yakafumuka.

maimbovepi nguva yese - 15 July 2013

Vana Joice muchikupromisa vanhu nanhasi. MDC ndiyo yave kufanira kuita zvaurikuita izvi. Imi makatadza kare. Mari yacho murikudya mega. Don't think Zimbabweans don't think. Remember you are talking to graduates better than you. Its shameless listening to your speeches. Yakafumuka.

maimbovepi nguva yese - 15 July 2013

My fellow Zimbabweans I am really begging you to vote for MDC T, a party with future not ZANU pf a party of annihilators. Even though I am overseas I was totally happy about the number of people who were in Sakuba stadium in Mutare. That clearly shows that Mogiza is the Zimbabwean President not the one who is there (Chief)

VOTE FOR CHANGE - 15 July 2013

BRIBERY wont work....33 years you messed up.TIME TO GET RID OF YOU

CIO AGENT - 15 July 2013

Shame on you Joice.Haunyare nhai,you should concentrate on Mnangagwa who is planning day and night to remove you okay.Nhasi paunoti dzimba ne mafarms because we are approaching elections,shame zvako Joice.

igwe - 15 July 2013

APA AMAI MARASIKA APA. KOZVESE IZVI ZVAKANGE ZVIRIPI? MUNOREGEREREI KUTIUDZA ZVAMAKAITA FROM 1980 TO NOW? TAAKUZOTI MUNYEPA KANA MAELECTIONS AUYA NGUVA YEGA YEGA. EVERY ELECTION YEAR MUNONYEPA. KANA TAVHOTA IMI MOENDA KUDZIMBA DZENYU KU HIGHLANDS ISU TODZOKA KWEDU KUMWENA. TANGWARA MANJE. TICHAONANA MUBALLOT BOX MBUYA . NGUVA YEKUNYEPA YAKAPFUURA

Goreraza - 15 July 2013

Why do you turn on churches during election peak?? Mudhara was at marange luring the sect. And you in Masvingo also preaching your campaign message. So you think churches are composed of fools who do not think? No one sane will forget the suffering we endured in 2007/8. Marriages broke because of your party. Husbands left for green pastures else and forget their families behind - leading to marriage breaks. The empty shelves, cholera outbreak, the worthless bearer cheques etc. Do you think its easy to forget this? God loves all his people not only church leaders.

King Zimuto - 15 July 2013

zvipiko

Vemaromo - 15 July 2013

Msunu kanyoko wule yikho wabulalisa u Solomon manje uzekwa ngama CIO nja yothuvi. Uthi ububi

crevo - 15 July 2013

I urger the leaders to Vote ZANU PF as payment for the land. As to the rank and file lets all VOTE for progress, for jobs, for a better future: Let us Vote MDC T

Ndaneta - 15 July 2013

Zimbabwe needs to come up with electoral laws that ban parties from surpassing their allotted spending limits, or vote-buying by promising church leaders farms. That's utterly unacceptable as you are essentially buying the votes. This negates the whole idea of choosing our leaders through a free and fair election. Zanu mouthpieces (aka Herald and ZBC) must be compelled to show impartiality. Let us choose without being hoodwinked or enticed with lies and money and beer. We deserve better for our children.

Moe_Syzlack - 15 July 2013

Y DID THEY 4GT U WN E LAND REFORM STARTED NW BCOZ THEY WANT UR VOTES THEY PROMISE YOU LAND N SUCH ISSUES SHOULD BE APPROVED BY THE WHOLE OF ZIM WHICH ZPF DOES NT KNO HW 2 DO

uhuru - 15 July 2013

Dearth of leadership and ideas. Only a few months ago they were telling Chiefs that there are not enough farms for each to have one etc...suddenly they will have more to give to church leaders. I guess given that the zanu politburo each have on average 5 farms each they will concede some to these new church farmers? What will barter away in 2018?

Deniss Menace - 16 July 2013

Joyce washaya nyaya .bhuratishiti pamhata pako na Mugabe.Haunyari kunyepera vanhu,ma zimbo angwara muri mapenzi evanhu .musatanyoko yenyu .kicks of a dying horse.nguva yenyu yapera come 31 july good byeeeeeeeeeeee.kikikikikikikikikikiki

tsunami - 17 July 2013

Joyce its time you told Mugabe that he is senile as you did to the legendary JM Nkomo years back

mqhafi - 17 July 2013

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