Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Why I am cheering on Joice Mujuru

Joice Mujuru. photo: Getty images
Ousted former Vice President Joice Mujuru has bounced back into politics and not many people are happy with that. On her shoulders, she still bears all the human rights violations that Zanu Pf committed against the people of Zimbabwe for the past thirty five years. No doubt her hands are not the cleanest and of course she is not a saint. Lets not get that twisted.

But, I have been waiting eagerly for something like this to happen. I have many reasons why. Firstly, she is the second major woman opponent after Margaret Dongo to challenge Robert Mugabe since independence. I am a woman and as the late great American author Maya Angelou said, ''it would not make sense to not be on my own side''. Therefore, the woman in me wants this to happen; a meaningful threat to Robert Mugabe from a woman.