Mujuru criticised for saying God anointed Mugabe

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Staff Writer
14 Janaury 2013

Vice-President Joice Mujuru has been strongly condemned for saying that President Robert Mugabe was anointed by God to lead Zimbabwe.

While speaking at the official opening of an Apostolic Faith Church building in Mhondoro on Saturday, Mujuru said Mugabe was anointed at the age of 10 and that those fighting to replace him are wasting their time.

She added: ‘Leaders are anointed by God, making them irreplaceable. People are wasting their time by opposing President Mugabe. It was prophesied way back in 1934, when he was only 10 years old, that he was going to lead this country. How can a normal person challenge such a leader,’ Mujuru queried.

But Mujuru’s remarks have sparked a deluge of reactions on social media sites like Facebook, with one user spearheading the assault and posing the question: ‘If he was anointed to rule was he also anointed to ruin our country?’

Another user followed up the attack saying: ‘It’s frightening when we have such scandalous, blasphemous statement from people like Mujuru.’

Pedzisai Ruhanya, a political analyst and director with the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute, told SW Radio Africa on Monday that Mujuru’s utterances were politically bankrupt and mischievous.

‘What she said is shocking considering that her party stands accused of violating human rights on a massive scale. When she says Mugabe was anointed, anointed by who, maybe by Satan,’ he said.

Mujuru’s statement on Mugabe comes at a time when politicians in the country are chasing the religious vote, with only a few months before a crucial poll.

They are taking the battle to the open-air spaces and sports arenas where the more charismatic church leaders are drawing crowds as big as 50,000. Mugabe has on occasion appeared at an open-air mass gathering of the large apostolic sect, complete in the white gown and staff that is the trademark of sect’s worshippers.

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has also been attending a series of “prayer for peace” rallies – mass prayer meetings organised by the Zimbabwe National Pastors’ Conference, a grouping of mostly Pentecostal church leaders.

He has professed his faith and told the gatherings that Zimbabwe’s problems would be eased by prayer.

Political analyst Blessing Vava said: “It is nothing new. ZANU PF has been using every platform to gain political mileage. They have been into music, soccer, churches and, of late, clothing to try to lure as many followers as possible.



14 Responsesto “Mujuru criticised for saying God anointed Mugabe”

  1. GBZ says:

    Good grief!! what these sanctimonious satanic morons will do for votes?? To see the goblin in a white gown and stick has got to be the most hillarious sight on earth…please someone post that picture!! Mrs Majuru is just trying to get points….she cannot be serious about Gods anointing on this murderous, torturous, evil rapist of people and country who holds the title of president. Majuru the one who is meant to be in some leadership role in the Salvation Army for goodness sake….get her out of there. SA are good gospel preaching people but they dont need “false godless prophetesses” amongst them. Yep she also chasd that missionary doctor out…Jezbell

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      All that is needed is for us to trek you down and show you the door as well. You can then make as much stupid and foolish noise as you like when you are outside the door. I guess you understand what I mean, boy.

  2. Yepec says:

    Mai Mujuru, are you coming out of the closet so soon after your supposed husband died so soon, in a mysterious inferno at his Farm House? Mugabe is 89 years of age and you are much younger, like his daughter, who told you of this 1934 prophecy? Is this part of your love talk? It boggles the mind of God now anointing dictators to oppress countries.

  3. super mondo says:

    lead the country up the garden path.the fat lady is singing

  4. Chimbwido Warvet says:

    We all have views and opinions about the existence of God and as a person who believes in Christianity, Mujuru expressed these and she should be entitled to her views and opinions which we all do not necessarily share. But such is the world we all live in, where people should be allowed space to express their divergent views, rightly or wrongly.

    • Common Sense says:

      The general public yes, politician’s no. They are public servants and all this does is upset the population… what she is doing is justifying a tyrant for his actions… I do believe God does choose leaders…. but this does not mean that this is indefinite which is what Mujuru implies, he has outstayed his welcome (by about 25 years)

      • Chimbwido Warvet says:

        All you are telling us are your views and opinions just as was the case with Vice-President Mujuru expressed hers about the God anointed Mugabe. At the end of the day, politicians are human-beings who react to situations in their environment just like anybody else.
        It is all blue lies that has continuously been propagated by your slave and colonial masters that Mugabe is a tyrant and has outstayed his welcome. Mugabe has been voted in power by the people of Zimbabwe and if they no longer want him, they have a chance to vote him out power in the next general elections. That is how it is done boy and a lone voice can not tell us that a legitimate head of state who was voted in power by his people is a tyrant. That is stupid, foolish and uncalled for. Get the majority of the Zimbabwean people to vote for your Tsvangirai during the forthcoming elections, if you hold such views and opinions.

  5. david taylor says:

    I wonder how she decided on the age 10 as the date Mugabe was ‘anointed’. I suppose someone saw a star in the sky above Zvimba?

    When will we ordinary Zimbabweans stop acting like sheep, and quit worshiping our political leaders.

    Our political leaders are there to run the country – they are not there to be worshiped.

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      You are telling us your myopic views and opinions here and yet you are denying Vice-President Mujuru to express hers. Who do you think you are
      and how do you reconcile that Mr Rhodie?

      • GBZ says:

        No one is denying this stupid woman to say what she wants chimpy, she and you have freedom to produce idiotic rediculous garbage and who ever thought we would see you do anything but try to protect her and in that confirm your own idiotic stupidity. Try by all means to look at the number of people who back this puke,…..it is only you!? Shake your head man…you brain is stuck!

        • Chimbwido Warvet says:

          The sad thing is that I do not go along with the majority if their power of reasoning is shallow and as idiotic and foolish as yours. I stand by my beliefs and convictions and no amount of intimidation will move me, not even by an iota, you silly boy. Mujuru only expressed her views and opinions and she should be allowed space to do so in a pluralistic society. Only communist USSR and China used to deny its people the right to express their divergent views and opinions and not in Zimbabwe, you fu…g idiot. Let people speak their mind if you believe in democracy. Are you a fu..g communist? If so, we do not need you in Zimbabwe because we are not.

          • david taylor says:

            Chimbwido – Mujuru (and you) are perfectly entitled to express your views. And thanks to SW Radio you have a forum to do so!

  6. Gwaya says:

    “Beware ye of false prophets for they shall be known by their fruits” Matt 7 15;20

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