Former Vice President turned opposition leader Joice Mujuru has claimed that she pushed out of the government and out of Zanu-PF because she was opposed to President Mugabe’s poor economic policies. Mujuru blamed these policies for the low unemployment rate and the increase in the number of vendors. Addressing hundreds of vendors and informal traders in Bindura on Monday, Mujuru said:
When I was in government, I used to regularly clash with Mugabe over his economic policies and he was not happy with that and that is why we parted ways. However, as the next president of Zimbabwe, I assure you that there will be economic growth and industries will reopen.
But for this (economic growth) to happen, every eligible person should register to vote in next year’s elections. Only by voting will we be able to remove the Zanu PF regime and bring social and economic development in Zimbabwe
…I am aware that you did not venture into vending by choice, but because of the harsh economic environment as a result of Mugabe’s misrule