Joice Mujuru In an unthinkable Rally in Beitbridge
Staff Reporter | Zim People First leader Joice Mujuru yesterday did the unthinkable in Beitbridge drawing probably the biggest number of people to attend an opposition political party in the border town since the days of Joshua Nkomo’s PF ZAPU.
At least thousands of people turned up for the rally which was held at an open space at Dulibadzimu shopping centre, after the party was closed out of Dulibanzimu Stadium at the last time by council authorities for reasons yet to be explained.
Beitbridge town is well known for ZANU PF dominance under the warlordship of Minister Of State Security Kembo Mohadi. All previous efforts by other opposition parties to hold rallies in the town have been disastrous with the parties averaging 1000 people in their rallies leading to them literally giving up holding rallies in the town.
Beitbridge town has never known an opposition member of parliament since 1985. In the elections for the constituencies in the area all opposition candidates have always been trounced heavily by ZANU PF candidates which has made the town get the tag of being the ZANU PF headquarters in Matabeland region.
Addressing the crowd Mujuru said that the big crowd made up of only people from within Beitbridge town must be sending serious concerns down ZANU PF’s spine.
“Kembo Mohadi and (President) Mugabe will not have a sleep tonight as their fortress has finally been shaken,” said Mujuru.
ZANU PF officials in the town refused to comment on the issue.