People First disowns Temba Mliswa

HARARE - The Original Zanu PF which uses the People First slogan, and is associated with former Vice President Joice Mujuru has disowned Temba Mliswa, accusing him of going on a smear campaign against Mujuru which they say is meant to scuttle alliances with other opposition parties ahead of the much-awaited 2018 elections.

The People First youth wing said in a statement issued yesterday by Jim Kunaka that Mliswa was working with secessionists in Zanu PF to go on a smear campaign against Mujuru, the People First and the other opposition political parties.

“We are reliably informed that Mr Mliswa’s brief is to stifle any chances of the opposition political parties forming alliances to contest the 2018 elections and to sow seeds of doubt into the electorate against the increasingly-popular People First,” the damning People First statement signed by Kunaka said.

“Mr Mliswa has never been part of us although he has tried in vain to usurp the leadership of our youth wing through his so-called Youth Advocacy for Electoral Democracy (Yard).

“Yard is not affiliated to the People First nor represents the ideological trajectory that we have taken as a party.

“We also want to make it clear that our leader, Dr Mujuru, has never been party to or attended any such meetings that Mr Mliswa refers to where he purports that our spokesperson, Mr Rugare Gumbo and one of our elders, Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti are always clashing with another senior member of our party, Mr Jabulani Sibanda.

“Such meetings are taking place, only in Mr Mliswa’s dreams and imaginations and his claim that such meetings are taking place help to expose his desperate and desirous efforts to deny the inexorable wind of change that is blowing throughout the country carrying the People First logo and stamp.”

The People First movement said it understood the desperation that has crept into Zanu PF emanating from the imminent launch of the party,” hence the frantic efforts to rope in politically unstable characters like Mr Mliswa to purvey lies about perceived divisions that only exist in their infertile imaginations.”

“Our desire, as the youths, is to create a just, God-fearing, prosperous and inclusive Zimbabwe that is built around the recognition that all Zimbabweans have a role to play in re-building our country,” the statement said.

“We are national democrats who subscribe to non-violence and for this reason, I, Jim Kunaka, apologise to the nation for the Zanu PF cult politics that I was involved in and am now at the fore-front, teaching other youths on the need for tolerance and non-violent behaviour in political mobilisation.

“We are not going to be part to Mr Mliswa’s envisaged training that he purports will be for self-defence and for this reason; we have refused to work with him on his project nor to have him as a member of our youth wing.”

Comments (13)

i think this People First movement is People Last....how the hell can they take the likes of Jim Kunaka who wracked havoc in Harare during the Chipangano era. I dont think Joice is serious......haungokumba nemarara

Peter - 29 October 2015

why a repetition of Zanu PF persons

BRIGHTON NTINI - 29 October 2015

these guys are ZANU PF in everything. its only that they were fired. it is an old breed in a new skin, but it is good we know them. using one of these infamous guys's words we should show them "the middle finger!!!" pasi navo zvachose, zvose zvavakatiitira nekusatiitira tinozviziva. a dog is a dog even in a hare's skin.

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Blessing - 29 October 2015

How can people be confused by a political party which does not exist People first is not registered party nor was it officially launched it is just a wishful thing by those who were sacked from zanu . Themba is right bcoz this thing pf is an imaginary political party it is not around .Mujuru is hiding and has no time to fight her zanu she is zanu by blood . So people should not waste time talking about zanu daughter who still wish zanu could rule for 100 years . Very soon she will bounce back to her zanu never take this woman serious bcoz she is not serious

Diibulaanyika - 29 October 2015

is this people first, why not begin by donating the millions you looted when still in zanu that you are still clinging onto? this is zanu by the backdoor, lets reject these zanu rejects

josphat mugadzaweta - 30 October 2015

Yes Mai Mujuru, we believe you can make difference in the fortunes of the country. We also know that when you were in Zanu pf everything you did was under the instruction of Mugabe. But my advice to you is please think carefully before you put people in positions of leadership. This Jim Kunaka is not popular with electrorate. Jim Kunaka wrecked havoc in the country with his chipangano group, to a point of killing individuals in Mbare. If your party is to succeed, please do not associate yourselves with the likes of Jim Kunaka and Themba Mliswa.... Thank you

yango - 30 October 2015

If ever Jim Kunaka is going to take a leading position in People First then this party will not go anywhere. Jimmy Kunaka Chipangano. Who dosent know this murderer.

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profashaf - 2 November 2015

people first its a diversion but still within Zanu PF. The people who formed the party are they not the same people who where saying there is rule of LAW in Zim before they supposedly "came out " .They are not out of Zanu PF , they are there to cause HAvoc but still paying their tribute to Zanu PF.No one will dare leave ZAnu PF for fear of their lives and their loved ones or even prison. Nyaya inongo bikwa saka people first its ZANU PF behind the camera.

ggq - 4 November 2015

you want us to sympathise with you nhasi nekuti makadzingwa mu zanu pf. dei musina kudzingwa ingadai muchiriko. the truth is hamufe makatonga nyika ino. makairasa

hameno ikoko - 5 November 2015

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