– Zimbabwe’s former deputy President Joice Mujuru has called for dialogue among
citizens rather than the use of force, a report said on Tuesday.
to NewsDay, the leader of the newly formed
Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) said this after she had showed her support for
the spokesperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association
Douglas Mahiya’s bail application on Monday.
claimed that it was unfair for the ruling elite to ignore calls by citizen for
a better country.
is just unfair. Zimbabweans are trying to show us, as leaders, that things are
not good. I urge dialogue among citizens rather than the use of force,” Mujuru
was quoted saying.
indicated that Mahiya was arrested on Wednesday last week in Harare after the
group had issued a statement in which they slammed President Robert Mugabe's "dictatorial
tendencies" and accused him of presiding over a declining economy.
veterans of the country's 1970s liberation war, normally staunch allies of
Mugabe, vowed they would not support him if he sought re-election in 2018.
was later released on $300 bail.
reports have also claimed that soon after the court case, another ex-freedom
fighter Victor Matemadanda was arrested for allegedly insulting the office of