Mujuru followers get death threats

HARARE - Supporters of former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her People First project say they are receiving death threats for campaigning for her and the movement.

Victims of the terror campaign told the Daily News yesterday that the blood-curdling threats against them had been a big problem particularly in Harare and Manicaland province.

People First spokesperson Rugare Gumbo also confirmed that the movement’s supporters were being stalked and harassed to prevent them from engaging in their political activities.

“We are not surprised that the enemies of democracy are employing these primitive methods of intimidation, threats and stalking our disciplined supporters who have not done anything wrong. Fortunately, all this will not work.

“We are also aware that everyone in the post-congress Zanu PF, including President Robert Mugabe, is panicking because of People First, hence the reason they are abusing their incumbency with State security agents, attempting to infiltrate us.

“But we know that what attracts people is to give them hope. Zimbabweans have suffered enough and so we will not be intimidated and will remain resilient as we work to extricate the country from the mess that it finds itself in, thanks to Zanu PF’s misrule.

“We will continue to do what we are doing because we are clear about the direction which we are taking and nothing can stop us,” a resolute Gumbo said.

People First coordinator for Hatfield constituency in Harare, Juliet Gutsa, said the death threats had started about two months ago, causing many activists to go underground.

She said she had personally received such calls from an unknown number, warning her against mobilising support for Mujuru.

Gutsa also said that unidentified men had also visited her former husband at the University of Zimbabwe where he works and threatened him after he refused to divulge details of her political activities and place of residence. 

“At first the caller, a woman who refused to identify herself but kept on pestering me for about three days, asked me to tell her my place of residence.

“But when I refused, insisting that I wanted to also know about her, she changed her modus operandi as I started receiving calls from a male voice instructing me to stop my political activities or risk disappearing the (Itai) Dzamara way,” the visibly-distressed Gutsa said.

Dzamara is the journalist-cum-democracy activist who was abducted by suspected State security agents early this year after calling for Mugabe’s resignation. He has not been found to date.

“I then heard from my ex-husband that three men had come to his work place inquiring about me, saying I was wanted by police over a political case.

“I then took the matter to my superiors who followed up the issue and found out that the number belongs to the security structures in Mbare.

“I am worried about my security because a colleague in Manicaland Province has also told me that she has been receiving similar calls. I will however, not be cowed because we are determined to support Amai (Mujuru) and we are encouraged by the response the People First project is getting.

“I have never seen anything like this before. Women who have previously shied away from politics are coming out of their shells in support of Amai,” Gutsa added.

The threats against People First also come as State security agents have also allegedly heightened their surveillance on key Mujuru allies that include Gumbo, former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa and former Masvingo provincial minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti — prompting them to beef up their security.

A few months ago Bhasikiti apprehended one of the agents who was allegedly on a spying mission at his residence and farm.  

And only last weekend, Mugabe himself repeated the post-congress Zanu PF’s untested claims that Mujuru and her allies wanted to oust and kill him, and that they were corrupt individuals who had abused their positions while still in high office.

But Mujuru dismissed the claims as lies on Monday, and dared authorities to haul her to the courts if they believed their propaganda.

Comments (12)

Zpf will stop at nothing to derail the people's project but they will not succeed. Enough is enough ! Mugabe and Zpf must GO.

BOB STEP DOWN - 25 November 2015

ZanuPF is a mafia organization similar to NAZI of Hitler. However the oppressor is going to go soon and very soon it's just a matter of time mark my words. 2018 for Mugabe is like 100 years.

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 25 November 2015

ZanuPF is a mafia organization similar to NAZI of Hitler. However the oppressor is going to go soon and very soon it's just a matter of time mark my words. 2018 for Mugabe is like 100 years.

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 25 November 2015

Iyi indomene. The West created ISIS the same to Mugabe and Co. they created Mujuru. Now she is hounding you. Your only solution is to use violence since this is allowed in Africa.

Ndomene - 25 November 2015

mugabe must go guys,we can't go for that long with this chief dictator, m can put my own vote for mujuru or,tsvangirai if they come together.people are busy teasing on tsvangirai saying all kinds of blame on him but to be honest tsvagirai is a man not just a man but a man with heart,only zanu pf yes they killed most of his supporters ,they tourtured him alot and all kinds of intimidations he received .only what he did by not compaining violently is that he knows that mugabe will be again on a mission to kill people especially his supporters ,mugabe is a devil

comrade gabarinocheka svirochete - 25 November 2015

zanu pf with Mugabe and grace must go come 2018 all the support to mai mujuru we are ready for this enough is enough Zimbabweans don't rely on food handouts from grace Mugabe using our taxpayers money to hell with grace mboko mugabe

keith - 25 November 2015

munhu wese kuna amai / pamberi naamai, amai Mujuru is the only mother we know in Zim

GANDANGA - 25 November 2015

Uncle K has refused to be silenced and he continued to speak out against the hate, the torture, the abuse and whats next. Caught live on video

Richby - 25 November 2015

Nkomo had no chance, Looking at the way Zanu pf and its minions cook, barbecue nd roast lies against perceived enemies, I now can fathom the depth, breathe nd seriousness of the headache Nkomo faced against this serpent ZANU, when he agreed to be part of the Zanunity accord, most of his supporters even accused him of selling out, but he had discerned that this kind of people knew no boundaries. Imagine all those who are fighting each other now, plus many more who have died/been killed , at that were against Nkomo, even Tswangirai per anyone survive, no fat chance, ZANU is satanic....

Msuuunuuu - 25 November 2015

Nonsense who cares even those few Mujuru supporters are butchered bcoz they did the same last election when they killed non zanu supporters so that Mugabe could retain power and cause more shirt every where in our country. . Let them get killed no sorry for them they are all evil bcoz they are all zanu like Mujuru . How can a sane person get killed for a political party that is not there .To follow Mujuru is following a she devil who for 34 years helped the senior economy destroyer to do more damage in this land . Ngabatse bastard .

Diibulaanyika - 25 November 2015

I'm making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do, ????

bremand bremand - 25 November 2015

kikiki what goes around surely comes around.

lazzie - 26 November 2015

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