Mujuru party crumbles

HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who performed dismally in the July 30 elections, has been deserted by most of her allies leaving the National People’s Party (NPP) she leads on the deathbed.

High profile figures that resigned from Mujuru’s sinking ship include the party vice president Samuel Sipepa Nkomo and chairperson Dzikamai Mavhaire.

NPP spokesperson Jeffryson Chitando also threw in the towel leaving Mujuru, who could only poll a measly 12 000 votes in the July 30 harmonised elections deserted.

Although Mujuru was not immediately available for comment, the Daily News saw several resignation letters that were addressed to the former vice president, who is on record conceding that the country’s political space is a domain of two political parties, the MDC Alliance and Zanu PF.

“As I indicated to you in our last working committee meeting that I would like to quit politics entirely, I now tender my resignation from NPP as vice president and member of the party! Madam President, I wish you well for the future,” read a letter from Nkomo.

Former minister of Energy Mavhaire, who was one of Mujuru’s closest allies, also quit.

“I hereby resign from National People’s Party as national chairman and member of the party. It was a pleasure working together as a team. I now wish you madam president and the party greater progress in your future endeavours,” Mavhaire said in his letter.

When she was expelled from Zanu PF in 2014 on a litany of charges that ranged from treason to witchcraft, Mujuru left the ruling party with several party bigwigs, including the then party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo and secretary-general Didymus Mutasa.

But like a deck cards, Mujuru’s party started to crumble a few months after its formation.

Initially, Mujuru’s party was called the National Patriotic Front (NPF) but divisions led to a split and then the formation of NPP.

Mutasa, Gumbo and many others left Mujuru accusing her of being an indecisive leader and she was left to count on the outspoken Mavhaire, who helped her weather the blizzards but the July 30 polls brought their own lessons and consigned the former vice president to a bridesmaid’s role.

Comments (4)

Chisiyanai nazvo amai.Well at least you tried , but as you learnt your lessons especially Lession 1.. which says that the electorate cannot be fooled anymore.

chimuti - 12 September 2018

It was never for the people just an assemble of zanupf despots hell burnt on denying maximum votes to MDC and on this score its mission accomplished and zanupf has cut-off the umbilical cord (resources).

Sinyo - 12 September 2018

Yah blame yourself madam join progressive opposition you demanded a lot I want to lead the Party I want to be the president really without even a councillar at ward level after all you were a starter you should have listen to a progresive party call Chamisa amased 2.6million votes aginst ?????? for a starter I thonk he did very well beating a 38 year old Party so 2023 decide early the call was early by your son Chamisa to come on board you decided to join tjose who wanted to go and vote without PANTIES kkkkkkk what a disgrace next time smell the coffee

BRIDEMAIDS - 12 September 2018

No political gravitas whatsoever. The electorate put her firmly in her place. Reality check. Next time she will not demand leadership of anything except maybe a salvation army women's retreat at an obscure branch of the church

Greyhora - 12 September 2018

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