“You have to feel bad and sorry” for victims of Robert Mugabe’s “secret army”, says Zimbabwe’s former VP, Joice Mujuru.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, has ruled for more than 36 years.
During his long reign, Mugabe’s government has been accused of numerous human rights violations, including the killing of thousands during the so-called Gukurahundi massacres in 1983.
In this week’s Headliner, former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who served in Mugabe’s government, speaks with UpFront’s Mehdi Hasan about her legacy and why she believes she is the right person to replace Mugabe.
Mujuru denied having any knowledge of the atrocities being committed by what she called Mugabe’s “secret army”, but told Hasan she was “sorry” for the killings.
“I’m being availed to some of the things that are even shocking,” Mujuru told Hasan. “I am even asking myself, did these things happen during my days in government?
“Surely, for a person who has a human heart, you have to feel bad and sorry, and say sorry to those that have been affected,” she added.
Mujuru, in opposition to Mugabe, has been supporting peaceful demonstrations against the longtime president.
Is Joice Mujuru the right replacement for Mugabe?