Zanu-PF is not limiting its anti-Mujuru propaganda -Mawarire

Zanu-PF is not limiting its anti-Mujuru propaganda -Mawarire
Published: 20 March 2017 (426 Views)
A National People's Party spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire has said the ruling Zanu PF's Anti Joice Mujuru propaganda has gone extra miles to a point where they try by all means to vilify her.

This was after a political commentator Ngqabutho Mabhena wrote a letter to NPP leader Joice Mujuru about her hardtalk show on BBC.

"The recent visit by Dr Joice Mujuru to London shook the foundations of Zanu-PF hegemony triggering some panic in the disintegrating former liberation party," Mawarire wrote.

"The amount of fake news and contrived statements attributed to Mujuru by spooky Zanu-PF media zealots give testimony to the fact that Mujuru touched some raw nerve, is on course to dismantling the hitherto perceived notion that Zanu-PF is invincible and is laying bare the excesses of a regime built and perfected around a dictator called Robert Mugabe."

He also stated that some Herald columnist has even gone to the extent of alleging that the interviews that  Mujuru had with Tim Sebastian of Deutsche Welle and Stephen John Sackur of BBC Hard Talk were stage-managed to expose the human rights excesses of the Mugabe regime while absolving Mujuru of culpability in human rights abuses that occurred in Zimbabwe in the early eighties and in 2008 when Mugabe lost to Morgan Tsvangirai in the first round of the presidential election.

"We gather state media journalists, especially those at the Herald, have been instructed to generate at least two negative stories on Mujuru everyday for 13 days from the day the Hard Talk interview was aired," he said.

"However, Zanu-PF is not limiting its anti-Mujuru propaganda to its official news outlets that the generality of our people have since discredited but has invaded the social media, a new, unregulated public sphere where rules, professionalism, accuracy and integrity matter very little, if at all. For a regime known for being corrupt, playing against rules, even in elections, the social media becomes attractive for propaganda purposes and outright disinformation."

He said of particular note was a so-called “Open letter to Joice Mujuru”, written and circulated on social media by one Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena who claims to be a socialist, may be a fascist, schooled in Marxism-Leninism, long discredited philosophies that created some of the worst dictators and psychopaths this world has come to know and endure.

"I will not delve into detail on its contents since it’s premised on a statement falsely attributed to Dr Mujuru which is not only fake news but a clearly contrived and inaccurate foolish reading of events surrounding the 2008 presidential election defeat of Zanu-PF," he said.

"Mabhena claims Dr Mujuru ‘confessed’ to rigging Tsvangirai in one of her public addresses in the UK. Nothing can be further from the truth. I accompanied Dr Mujuru on all her engagements in London and made sure everything that she said was captured on video both for public dissemination and for our own records. There is nowhere she said she took part in rigging Tsvangirai, not because of anything, but because she was never part of the Zanu-PF mafia responsible for rigging elections."

Mawarire said anyone who has a sound mind and a bit of memory would know that Tsvangirai won the 2008 elections partly because of the role that Zanu-PF members aligned to Mujuru played to ensure their supporters voted for Zanu-PF MPs and Ward Councillors but voted Tsvangirai for President.

He said if that is not true, then what is bhora musango?

"If one of the sins that Mugabe accuses Dr Mujuru and the late General Solomon Mujuru was engineering his defeat in 2008 through “Bhora Musango”, and Mugabe came out publicly on this while addressing a group of Zaoga church members at ZEGU in Mazowe last year, does it make sense to allege Dr Mujuru was involved in rigging Tsvangirai who had benefitted from bhora musango?" he said.

"You can easily see that the statement attributed to Mujuru that she rigged Tsvangirai is meant to hold her responsible for the subsequent violence that the country witnessed in the run-up to the presidential run-off election on June 27 2008 and Mabhena does not make it a secret. It was carefully crafted to ensure that while Mujuru can distance herself from Gukurahundi which was orchestrated by Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Sydney Sekeramayi who headed key security ministries then; her admission to having rigged Tsvangirai would make it very difficult for her to distance herself from the subsequent violence that followed that electoral theft."

He said that it is a poor attempt at dragging Mujuru into the well-documented cases that Mugabe’s regime committed is not even a secret.

"What is, however, interesting about many who have attempted to make a strong argument that Mujuru took part in the planning of some genocidal attacks on Zimbabweans by Mugabe, is the often disingenuous assumption that Mugabe is not a dictator and therefore consults with his cabinet and vice presidents on every decision he makes," he said.

"Suddenly, Zimbabweans are oblivious to the fact that Mugabe unilaterally decided to sent soldiers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, withdrew Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth and makes unilateral decisions even to pay civil servants bonuses when his Minister of Finance is against the idea. Surely such type of a leader is a dictator and dictators should be held accountable for their decisions and any attempts at spreading culpability by seeking to drag deputies is clear political cowardice."

He said it is oxymoronic to admit Mugabe is a dictator then attempt to blame his deputies for what he does.

"Every Zimbabwean knows cabinet does not sit in Mugabe’s absence. Zanu-PF officials know that the Politburo and Central Committee do not sit if Mugabe is away. If that is his type of administration, surely the buck stops with him. He has to be accountable for every missing person, for every mysterious death including that of General Mujuru. Mugabe is accountable for every one of the estimated 20 000 lives lost in Matabelelalnd and Midlands Provinces and not even his professed “madness” should be an excuse," he said.

"Mujuru, on the other hand, is on record, several times, chiding Zanu PF youths for unleashing violence on political opponents. At a rally in Hwange, where she was thanking the people of Matabeleland North for supporting her nomination for the post of Vice President of Zanu PF in 2004, Mujuru spoke about her non-violent character which she said was not going to embarrass those that had chosen her to lead them."




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