By Buhle Tshavango
After Joice Mujuru’s “no comment” press conference on Wednesday, questions have been raised over her capabilities to stand as the People’s Rainbow Coalition leader and candidate for the 2018 Presidential elections as she seems to be out of touch with the situation obtaining in the country.
Mujuru refused to comment on the current situation where the Zimbabwe Defence Forces have ceased power from President Robert Mugabe and are reportedly arresting several Cabinet Ministers aligned to him.
However, other political aspirants are capitalising on these unfolding events to gain relevance by holding back to back press conferences commenting on the issues and what they think should be done.
Mujuru’s rather bland view of the country’s current situation, therefore, leaves one to wonder whether, besides her war credentials and decade-long experience as Vice President, she has anything to offer to a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.
As Zimbabweans continue to speculate on the possibility of a transitional government, the former VP expressed ignorance of such a development, prompting many to question whether her candidacy could be considered as such.
Judging from Mujuru’s dull press statement she deserves a less important role in the transitional gvt -we cant be led by such
— Nyasha Mcbride Mpani (@NyashaMpani) November 16, 2017
She depended on her husband and Bob for influence but the expulsion exposed her. She is so isolated that she can’t even put together a respectable alliance. She is like a shark in a puddle
— Social Commentator (@BeeSibs) November 16, 2017
Seeking relevance!!!!. She has had enough time in government. She must just retire. Not much to offer countrys future
— Philani Ndlovu (@ndlovu_philani) November 16, 2017
Most people are however of the view that Mujuru has fallen by the wayside of the country’s political road and everything she is now doing is to just remind people of her presence.
She is probably being careful about issues or not getting the best advise,a press con given what’s happening should be rich with solutions.
— Setfree N Mafukidze (@cdesetfree) November 16, 2017
Mujuru failed to give the voice of women in politics especially as a former VP and the first victim of First Lady Grace Mugabe,s barrage of attacks which also culminated in the sacking of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which has brought this alleged coup.