Joice Mujuru
Zimbabwean politician
Joice Mujuru
Joice Mujuru is a Zimbabwean politician serving as Vice President of Zimbabwe. She has held this post since December 2004, and is also Vice President of ZANU-PF. She was married to Solomon Mujuru until his death in 2011, and is considered a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe for party leadership.
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WATCH: Joice Mujuru addresses supporters in South Africa - News24
Google News - 5 months
News24 WATCH: Joice Mujuru addresses supporters in South Africa News24 An activist who was brutally tortured in troubled Zimbabwe last week is setvto be operated upon Monday. Zimbabwe police deny using bullets in anti-Mugabe protests · Up to 87 arrested in Zim protests, pressure group claims · Disgruntled Zanu-PF youths ... OPINION: Sleepless in ChisipiteIndependent Online Zimbaweans in South Africa only temporarily, says MujuruCitizen Mujuru In Pretoria Gukurahundi StormZimEye - Zimbabwe News all 16 news articles »
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Zimbabwean Pushed From Mugabe’s Inner Circle Now Challenges It
NYTimes - 9 months
Joice Mujuru, a celebrated freedom fighter who was ousted from the governing party, vows to seek power on her own in the 2018 elections.
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World Briefing: Zimbabwe: Ex-Ally Challenges Mugabe
NYTimes - 12 months
Joice Mujuru, a former vice president, on Tuesday announced plans to run in elections scheduled for 2018.
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Mugabe's frailty intensifies Zimbabwe leadership race
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Zimbabwe's ruling party at the weekend publicly endorsed 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for elections in 2018 -- but his visible frailty means that backstage the focus was on his successor. "The focus is on retaining power or accessing power as a way of securing their gains and privileges," said Godfrey Kanyenze, head of the Labour and Economic Research Institute of Zimbabwe. Grace, 50, was appointed leader of the powerful ZANU-PF women's wing last year and led a vicious campaign that brought about the expulsion of Mugabe's deputy president and possible successor Joice Mujuru.
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To Beat Mugabe, Zimbabwe Needs a United Opposition
NYTimes - over 1 year
If Joice Mujuru joins forces with other opposition leaders, there is a chance they could oust Robert Mugabe together.
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Op-Ed Contributor: To Beat Mugabe, Zimbabwe Needs a United Opposition
NYTimes - over 1 year
If Joice Mujuru joins forces with other opposition leaders, there is a chance they could oust Robert Mugabe together.
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF expels former vice president
Independent - almost 2 years
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF has expelled former vice president Joice Mujuru, completing the purging from national politics of a woman who only a year ago was seen as frontrunner to succeed the 91-year-old leader.
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Robert Mugabe's cabinet choices dash hopes of reform -
Google News - over 3 years Robert Mugabe's cabinet choices dash hopes of reform But his choices indicate that he narrowly supports vice president Joyce Mujuru to succeed him when he retires or dies. Mr Mugabe, 89, flushed with success of a landslide election victory has turned his back on any possibility of rapprochement with his western ... and more »
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Zimbabwe Crops Fail, Hunger Looms
Council on Foreign Relations - over 4 years
Of Zimbabwe’s almost 13 million people, 1.6 million of them will require food aid, and the number is likely to grow. An estimated 1.8 million tons of maize, the staple crop, is necessary to feed Zimbabwe. But, farmers unions are saying that the harvest is likely to be 1.1 million tons short. The ministry of agriculture is saying that about one third of all planted crops have failed due to the lack of irrigation and 45 percent of the maize crop must be written off. The World Food Program is preparing for a big increase in need. But WFP’s Zimbabwe program budget of $119 million faces a shortfall of about $85 million. Why is Zimbabwe once again facing food shortages? According to Zimbabwe’s acting president Joice Mujuru, the answer is drought related to climate change. She is calling for the development of drought-resistant maize, and she introduced in August one such variety developed by the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre in Harare. It is certainly true th ...
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Could Zimbabwe be the next Myanmar?
Foreign Policy - almost 5 years
Yesterday, I had the chance to speak with David Coltart, Zimbabwe's Minister of Education, Sport, and Culture. A human rights lawyer who campaigned against the regimes of Ian Smith and Robert Mugabe, Coltart was a founding member of the Zimbabwe's main opposition party -- the Movement for a Democratic Change. He was among the MDC politicians, led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who entered government in an uneasy coalition with Mugabe's Zanu-PF following the disputed election of 2008.  We discussed why he opposeses economic sanctions, why it would be dangerous for Mugabe to exit the scene too quickly, and an unlikely role model for democratic transition: Robert Mugabe has called for elections to be held this year. Is the MDC preparing for them?  The call for elections comes from hardliners within Zanu-PF. It doesn't enjoy support from moderates within Zanu-PF, SADC [the Southern African Development Community], or South Africa. If Robert Mugabe decid ...
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Armed police quell ZANU PF clashes in Masvingo
Zimeye - almost 5 years
Tichaona Sibanda|swradioafrica|MASVINGO – Ideological and personal fault lines are growing in ZANU PF as rival factions gang up against each other following the party’s District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections nationwide. There were ugly scenes of intra-party violence following another round of disputed DCC elections in Nyajena, Masvingo South. Armed police had to be called in to quell clashes and fired shots to disperse the warring parties. Other party supporters fought running battles at Shumba Primary School in Masvingo South, after members aligned to the Mujuru faction accused their rivals of manipulating the elections. Supporters pelted each other with stones, resulting in several people being injured and damage to the school classrooms with windows shattered. The warring factions, one led by Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and the other by Vice-President Joice Mujuru, have been fighting over various issues including control of party structures in the provinces. ...
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Mugabe back home ‘fit as a fiddle’
The Zimbabwe Guardian - almost 5 years
Categories: Breaking News, National Tags: Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Nicholas Goche, Dr. Sydney Sekeramayi, Mugabe back home, Nicholas Goche, President Joice Mujuru, Robert Mugabe, Rugare Gumbo, Webster Shamu Mugabe arrives PRESIDENT Mugabe and the First Lady Grace Mugabe have returned from Singapore where they had gone for the Easter holiday. They were met at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Joice Mujuru, ministers Webster Shamu, Sydney Sekeramai, Nicholas Goche, Saviour Kasukuwere, senior government officials and service chiefs. The president is expected to [...] (Read more...)
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Police probe into Mujuru death ongoing - Nehanda Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Vice President Joice Mujuru and Bishop Eben Kanukai Nhiwatiwa of the United Methodist Church sing a hymn at her Chisipite home in Harare yesterday where me-mbers of the church paid their condolences following the death of her husband Retired General
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Mujuru Death - Media's Perceived Excesses? [opinion] - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Google News - over 5 years
Even Vice-President Joice Mujuru, wife to General Mujuru has weighed in saying that several questions need to be satisfactorily answered before she can find inner peace and come to terms with the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of her
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John Nkomo son says Vice President not dead - The Zimbabwean
Google News - over 5 years
Nkomo's condition last week forced President Robert Mugabe to appoint a grieving Vice-President Joice Mujuru to be Acting President when he left for the Sadc summit in Angola. The Lands and Resettlement Minister, Herbert Murerwa, is also reported to be
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Messy divorce exposes minister - NewsDay
Google News - over 5 years
The ongoing divorce wrangle between the Minister of State in Vice-President Joice Mujuru's office, Sylvester Nguni and his wife Tsitsi, has exposed Nguni's alleged bed-hopping and political flip-flopping. “If I wanted to really hurt the plaintiff
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joice Mujuru
  • 2015
    Age 59
    Mujuru was expelled from ZANU-PF on 3 April 2015 and subsequently moved on to form the Zimbabwe People First party, in opposition to ZANU-PF.
    More Details Hide Details Joice Mujuru has been implicated in the attempted sale of up to 3.5 tonnes of gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a European company, in contravention of European Union sanctions on the part of that company.
  • 2014
    Age 58
    On 10 December 2014, Mugabe appointed Mujuru's long-time rival in the succession battle, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to replace her as Vice-President.
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    She lost her positions in the party leadership at the December 2014 congress, and shortly afterward, on 8 December 2014, Mugabe dismissed her from her post as Vice-President, along with ministers who were identified with her faction.
    More Details Hide Details In comments published on 9 December, the same day the dismissals were announced, Mujuru said that the claims that she had plotted against Mugabe were "ridiculous".
    In late 2014, Mujuru was accused of plotting against Mugabe and became an outcast within ZANU-PF.
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    However, her succession was expected to be challenged at the December 2014 congress, where the members of all politburo and central committee cadres were expected to seek re-election.
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  • 2011
    Age 55
    She was married to Solomon Mujuru until his death in 2011 and was long considered a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe, but in 2014 she was denounced for allegedly plotting against Mugabe.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of the accusations against her, Mujuru lost both her post as Vice-President and her position in the party leadership. She was expelled from the party a few months later. She is the leader of the new Zimbabwe People First party. Mujuru was born in Zimbabwe's northeastern district of Mt. Darwin, a Shona from the Korekore language group. As a Shona (a conglomeration of various tribes with a common sounding Bantu language) she is of the same language group as Vice-President Joseph Msika and President Robert Mugabe as well as political rivals Morgan Tsvangirai and Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, they come from different dialect groups with Mugabe being Zezuru and Mnangagwa being Karanga. Tsvangirai is a Manyika from Buhera district in Manicaland. After completing two years of secondary education, she decided to join the Rhodesian Bush War.
  • 2008
    Age 52
    After the election, she was again sworn in as Vice-President by Mugabe on 13 October 2008, together with Msika.
    More Details Hide Details She is the subject of personal sanctions imposed by the United States.
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Mujuru was sworn in as Vice-President of Zimbabwe on 6 December 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Mujuru was nominated as ZANU-PF's candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Mt. Darwin West in the March 2008 parliamentary election. According to official results she won the seat by an overwhelming margin, receiving 13,236 votes against 1,792 for Gora Madzudzo, the candidate of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) faction led by Morgan Tsvangirai. This ran contrary to earlier claims from the MDC that Mujuru had lost the seat.
  • 2001
    Age 45
    In 2001 the Mujuru family became the subject of the first legal action against any member of Mr Mugabe's inner circle implicated in the illegal seizure of land and assets.
    More Details Hide Details The seizure of Alamein Farm was ruled illegal by the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe. Mujuru was considered a potential successor to President Mugabe, competing against Emmerson Mnangagwa. She rallied support among the politburo, central committee and the presidium, and the provincial party chairs. She also garnered support from the general Zimbabwean population, indicated by the election of her loyalists to the youth league.
    She currently lives on Alamein Farm, a productive and high-value operation illegally requisitioned as part of the land reform programme from Guy Watson-Smith in 2001, as found by the Zimbabwe High Court and international courts.
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  • 1997
    Age 41
    On 24 March 1997, Mujuru decided to issue Zimbabwe's second cellular telephone licence to the previously unknown Zairois consortium Telecel, cutting out Masiyiwa. The Zairois consortium included her husband Solomon and President Robert Mugabe's nephew Leo. After many legal fights, Masiyiwa won his licence in December 1997. The ZANU-PF Women's League resolved at its annual conference held in September 2004 to put forward a female candidate for the party's vice-presidency, a position left vacant following the death of Simon Muzenda.
    More Details Hide Details Mugabe bowed to pressure from a ZANU-PF faction led by Mujuru's husband, General Solomon Mujuru, to give a woman the second vice-presidency post—effectively sidelining Speaker of Parliament Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely seen as his favoured heir. This Zanu-PF reshuffle was dubbed "the night of the long knives" by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
  • 1980
    Age 24
    At independence in 1980, Mujuru became the youngest cabinet minister in the cabinet, taking the portfolio of sports, youth and recreation.
    More Details Hide Details She fitted secondary school in between her busy schedule after she was appointed minister. As Minister of Telecommunications, she tried to stop Strive Masiyiwa from establishing his independent cellphone network Econet. Masiyiwa had been given an ultimatum by the cabinet to sell his imported equipment to his rivals.
  • 1977
    Age 21
    She took the nom-de-guerre Teurai Ropa (spill blood), and then rose to become one of the first women commanders in Mugabe's ZANLA forces. In 1977 she married Solomon Mujuru, known then as Rex Nhongo, deputy commander-in-chief of ZANLA.
    More Details Hide Details Upon return from the war, little was known of the origins of her name and her real name. Her mother, in an interview for The Sunday Mail newspaper at her rural Mount Darwin home, spoke exclusively to journalist and media anthropologist Robert Mukondiwa, to whom she revealed that Joice was a name she had also adopted during her time away at the war. Her actual name, he was told, was Runaida, which had been her late paternal aunt's name. The Mujurus now live on a requisitioned farm, Alamein Farm, south of Harare, which has been found by the Supreme Court in Zimbabwe to have been illegally seized from the farm owner.
  • 1974
    Age 18
    She is said to have downed a helicopter with a machine gun on 17 February 1974 after refusing to flee.The helicopter downing incident has been vehemently denied by Warvetereans chairman, the acid tongued Christopher Mutsvangwa after her(Mujuru) expulsion from the party, other ballistic experts have also questioned the possibility of shooting down a helicopter with such a light weapon as narrated on her story.
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  • 1955
    Born on April 15, 1955.
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