Rugare Gumbo

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Rugare Gumbo told : "They are digging their own grave if they fail to talk to all political parties and unite all people to solve the country's current crises," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "There is, therefore, a need to put our heads together as Zimbabweans - all political parties, intellectuals and churches, among other stakeholders," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "Unity will unlock so much support from the international community. It will also create a conducive environment for investment and people will start to say these people are serious," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "I was forced out by (the late former president Robert) Mugabe and there is no way I can apply to rejoin," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "There is, therefore, a need to put our heads together as Zimbabweans - all political parties, intellectuals and churches, among other stakeholders," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 29, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "Unity will unlock so much support from the international community. It will also create a conducive environment for investment and people will start to say these people are serious," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 29, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "I was forced out by (the late former president Robert) Mugabe and there is no way I can apply to rejoin," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 29, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : “There is, therefore, a need to put our heads together as Zimbabweans — all political parties, intellectuals and churches, among other stakeholders,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : “Unity will unlock so much support from the international community. It will also create a conducive environment for investment and people will start to say these people are serious,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “I was forced out by (the late former president Robert) Mugabe and there is no way I can apply to rejoin,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We are going to be resolving the matter soon,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can’t say much more now because the court process will determine everything,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He gave me time to decide and I am reflecting on it. It’s not a question of making a decision but understanding the conditions. I don’t want to jump into the fray and get my fingers burnt in the process,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about President Mugabe ) : “This is not only detrimental to our future electoral prospects but has the real danger of tarnishing President Mugabe’s otherwise splendid reputation and legacy,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “She will be buried tomorrow afternoon in Zvimba,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We cannot give you the guidelines because we are not yet through,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "To be honest with you, I did not want to talk about the death of Cde Mugabe because some media twist my words, however… NewsDay is different. What I can say is that we are very sorry that Cde Mugabe is no more. He was our nephew because he was born by our sister MaGumbo. He has also left some children," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo added ( about Geneva Conference ) : "Even up to now some of the Zipra commanders are suffering, they do not have jobs, their children are not being supported (by government) yet they are the ones who fought, resulting in the Geneva Conference and the Lancaster House Conference. At independence, he started doing what the white opressors were doing. He was only obsessed with power and a (leadership) position" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We were treated like dogs. We spent at least three months detained in holes dug in an open place which were closed from the top at about 5 pm, only to be reopened the following morning. The holes were six metres deep and four metres wide. It was hell on earth and we all thought we were going to die. At one point the holes were filled with soil and only our heads were left protruding out. But we all survived the ordeal. Gumbo was incarcerated alongside the likes of the late Henry Hamadziripi, former police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri, former ZBC chief executive Happison Muchechetere and Mukudzei Mudzi,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 22, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “I am not concerned at all about re-joining Zanu PF. Some have gone back but mumwe nemumwe anoita zvaanoda (we all have the right to do as we please). I am enjoying myself in the terraces, and I am quite comfortable. I am off politics and I will not apply to re-join a party that I suffered for since I was a kid” External link

zimeye Monday, April 22, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "At one point the holes were filled with soil and only our heads were left protruding out. But we all survived the ordeal," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Mnangagwa was the man to execute all of Mugabe’s dirty work,” External link

denverpost Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:34:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "The Committee of 26 also included the likes of (Nathan) Shamuyarira. Even if one were to raise an objection to the informal group's activities, you would be met with deafening silence. Mugabe preaches what he does not practice and that has been his modus operandi since the struggle years," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Talks will always continue between us but obviously they had stalled at the moment as we were setting up our party after the split," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "The electoral commission to some extent is manipulated because people who are there are Zanu-PF," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "There has been a deliberate distortion of the position of elders regarding the coalition of opposition forces," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 17, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "Mujuru always wanted the elders removed because they have the courage to speak out whenever she vacillates or goes astray," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 17, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't believe in going around the provinces meeting vendors and so on, as if that is what can change the Zimbabwean situation," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 17, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't believe in going around the provinces meeting vendors and so on, as if that is what can change the Zimbabwean situation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "There has been a deliberate distortion of the position of elders regarding the coalition of opposition forces," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "Mujuru always wanted the elders removed because they have the courage to speak out whenever she vacillates or goes astray," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "We don't believe in going around the provinces meeting vendors and so on, as if that is what can change the Zimbabwean situation," "Those people she (Mujuru) is meeting are not bona fide ZimPF members. These are just ordinary people, who are keen to see what Mujuru looks like" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "She has declared war on us and the die has been cast. We don't think that she is the right person to lead us. We no longer recognise her as the leader of People First," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "She has declared war on us and the die has been cast. We don't think that she is the right person to lead us. We no longer recognise her as the leader of People First," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "She has declared war on us and the die has been cast. We don't think that she is the right person to lead us. We no longer recognise her as the leader of People First," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about British ) : "He finds it congenial to be in a former British colony than in any other country," "If you can't get pleasure in London, you might as well get it in its colonies" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, January 27, 2017 7:05:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about British ) : "He finds it congenial to be in a former British colony than in any other country," "If you can't get pleasure in London, you might as well get it in its colonies" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 27, 2017 5:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about British ) : “He finds it congenial to be in a former British colony than in any other country,” “If you can’t get pleasure in London, you might as well get it in its colonies” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “But he is still one of us and he will attend future meetings. War veterans should be organised and we are working towards that,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, November 8, 2016 7:49:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We are aware that electoral reforms are an absolute necessity but we also feel that we can still fight for that while we are participating," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 7, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We are aware that electoral reforms are an absolute necessity but we also feel that we can still fight for that while we are participating,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 7, 2016 6:47:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We also have some, including officials who are not necessarily MPs, who believe in what we are doing but are also not yet ready at the moment to come out in the open and join us publicly," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 19, 2016 7:26:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We also have some, including officials who are not necessarily MPs, who believe in what we are doing but are also not yet ready at the moment to come out in the open and join us publicly," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 19, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We also have some, including officials who are not necessarily MPs, who believe in what we are doing but are also not yet ready at the moment to come out in the open and join us publicly,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They are mistaken because we will not allow that. A coalition of opposition forces is surely on its way and they have every reason to panic,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't think that all this is different from what Ian Smith did. It is very sad that people who fought for this country are being humiliated day in day out. I would have loved to attend both Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day, but what is the point of me attending these shams," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:56:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't think that all this is different from what Ian Smith did. It is very sad that people who fought for this country are being humiliated day in day out. I would have loved to attend both Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day, but what is the point of me attending these shams," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:08:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We don’t think that all this is different from what Ian Smith did. It is very sad that people who fought for this country are being humiliated day in day out. I would have loved to attend both Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day, but what is the point of me attending these shams,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I am really surprised how he has not forgotten his cruelty which took place 40 years ago," "What did not surprise me though is that the man has not and will not change. This reflects what I said in 1980 about him" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He will not tolerate any opposition and will have anyone who challenges his rule arrested. He is talking about a third force, blaming the West and the church for instigating people to rebel but the reality is that the third force is the people who are suffering, yet he has no compassion but to clampdown on dissenting voices,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 29, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He will not tolerate any opposition and will have anyone who challenges his rule arrested. He is talking about a third force, blaming the West and the church for instigating people to rebel but the reality is that the third force is the people who are suffering, yet he has no compassion but to clampdown on dissenting voices,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 29, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Look at the people in the leadership now. They (war veterans) are not there. And because of that, they are bound to complain. They (Zanu PF leaders) have to understand their plight,” “The war veterans have grievances. He (Mugabe) should talk to them. The country has problems and the war veterans have problems and he should address that in a mature way,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We know that he is still an (ZANU-PF) MP, but he supports (Zimbabwe) People First. He has indicated that he supports us, he supports People First. We have already welcomed him and he is working with us,” External link

financialgazette Friday, June 10, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We know that he is still an (ZANU-PF) MP, but he supports (Zimbabwe) People First. He has indicated that he supports us, he supports People First. We have already welcomed him and he is working with us," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:48:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “My understanding is that these people are querying the procedures that led to their expulsion and perhaps they want to go back (to Zanu PF),” External link

theindependent Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:45:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We have a lot going as a new party and cannot at the moment say much, suffice to say we will make proper announcements to Zimbabweans when the right time comes. We are working on mobilisation and recruitment, creating co-ordinating committees at various levels of our structures," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 5, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We have a lot going as a new party and cannot at the moment say much, suffice to say we will make proper announcements to Zimbabweans when the right time comes. We are working on mobilisation and recruitment, creating co-ordinating committees at various levels of our structures," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We have a lot going as a new party and cannot at the moment say much, suffice to say we will make proper announcements to Zimbabweans when the right time comes. We are working on mobilisation and recruitment, creating co-ordinating committees at various levels of our structures,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 5, 2016 9:53:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "My understanding is that these people are querying the procedures that led to their expulsion and perhaps they want to go back (to Zanu PF)," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I have not received any reports of that nature. That is not true. Actually, the party is seized with its mobilisation activities. We have made huge inroads and we are quite happy about the support that we now command in Matabeleland" External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I have not received any reports of that nature. That is not true. Actually, the party is seized with its mobilisation activities. We have made huge inroads and we are quite happy about the support that we now command in Matabeleland" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "By the wildest stretch of imagination, the march is not voluntary but coerced. It's all about them and their parochial and egoistic interests. The poor and cash-strapped businesses are being forced to donate vehicles and funds for fuel and food," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo charged : "If they (the organisers) had grown up in the sixties and seventies and had been called upon to serve the (Ian) Smith regime to frustrate the struggle, they would have gladly organised a five million-man march in support of the iniquitous regime," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “By the wildest stretch of imagination, the march is not voluntary but coerced. It’s all about them and their parochial and egoistic interests. The poor and cash-strapped businesses are being forced to donate vehicles and funds for fuel and food,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo charged : “If they (the organisers) had grown up in the sixties and seventies and had been called upon to serve the (Ian) Smith regime to frustrate the struggle, they would have gladly organised a five million-man march in support of the iniquitous regime,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We are still looking at the feasibility of participating in by-elections. There are a lot of challenges associated with that so we are presently studying the situation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "It is clear that there are now two Zanu-PFs, which means the party has effectively split. There is the illegal Zanu-PF that was established at congress in 2014 and is led by Mr Mugabe. Then there is the popular and legitimate Zanu-PF that people wanted Mai (Joice) Mujuru to lead after congress. That there is now a split in the party is no longer in dispute," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:52:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He uses people — the presidents of the (then) Frontline States, people like (the late vice-president Joshua Nkomo) to build himself up and then he tries to destroy them. He cares nothing for the masses or for the country. All he cares about is Mugabe,” External link

theindependent Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “When we were detained, Mugabe would come to see us in the pits where we were kept like animals. He would laugh at us, taunt us, we were tortured. He laughed. He enjoyed seeing us suffering,” External link

theindependent Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It is clear that there are now two Zanu (PF)s, which means the party has effectively split. There is the illegal Zanu (PF) that was established at congress in 2014 and is led by Mr Mugabe. Then there is the popular and legitimate Zanu (PF) that people wanted Mai (Joice) Mujuru to lead after congress. That there is now a split in the party is no longer in dispute,” External link

thezimbabwean Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “The entry of Amai Grace Mugabe into the political scene became a serious source of conflict. During her tour of the provinces, Amai Grace Mugabe left a trail of destruction,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Amai Mugabe ) : “This was compounded by Amai Mugabe with her baby dumping mantra,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Only the women’s league as an organ has the authority to recommend the nomination of a candidate for the post of secretary for women’s affairs and not an individual,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We believe the holding of the congress was in breach of the party's and the country's constitution as many people had been purged or suspended without following the normal procedure where they appear before a court or committee," "We want justice to be done. We can't let some people get away with murder" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We believe the holding of the congress was in breach of the party’s and the country’s constitution as many people had been purged or suspended without following the normal procedure where they appear before a court or committee,” “We want justice to be done. We can’t let some people get away with murder” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:01:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We believe the holding of the congress was in breach of the party's and the country's constitution as many people had been purged or suspended without following the normal procedure where they appear before a court or committee," "We want justice to be done. We can't let some people get away with murder" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:46:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I fought against injustice throughout my life. I fought against Ian Smith and the colonial regime," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:02:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It pains me that, the revolutionary party that we now lead is now devouring its own children,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They have been watching me all along. I have been watched all my life, so why should I be afraid?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : "Should we have a whole head of State talking of such trivial issues as sangomas? Are we being serious as a nation?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 2, 2015 5:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "They have been watching me all along. I have been watched all my life, so why should I be afraid?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 2, 2015 5:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I have certain basic principles in life. I have not talked about anything else but freedom. I do not see anything, we want freedom, freedom, freedom. We want to be free and happy…that is what we fought for," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 2, 2015 5:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : “Should we have a whole head of State talking of such trivial issues as sangomas? Are we being serious as a nation?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Who doesn’t see kuti mudzimai wake ndiye anoita izvozvo (that his wife is behind all this),” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It’s all lies and it really is ridiculous,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They have been watching me all along. I have been watched all my life, so why should I be afraid?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 3:42:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “I have certain basic principles in life. I have not talked about anything else but freedom. I do not see anything, we want freedom, freedom, freedom. We want to be free and happythat is what we fought for,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 3:42:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "One of the reasons is that you had to be part of the team. But this can only go to the extent your conscience allows you. " External link

allafrica Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Of course he (Mugbe) is being misled by the gang, who have used his wife to get him on their side. He is being misled by political vultures who want to destroy the party from within,” External link

thezimbabwean Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Obviously the president is an old man now and there are political vultures who are exploiting this situation to achieve their own objectives which are not in the national interest. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "If we still had the leadership we had before the illegal December congress, we would have strategized and come up with a mechanism," "But there is this group which is there around the president now… I don't think I can answer that question. You should ask them" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "What we are saying is that we are not just sitting by without doing anything," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I can understand why you ask the question," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo added : "Whatever happened, the reality of the matter is that they (G-40 and Mnangagwa) are working together and they misled the First Lady and now there is total confusion in the party and the country as a whole," "So, if they do not want either Mnangagwa or Mujuru, it means they are pushing for a Generation 40 leadership, which means Kasukuwere wants to take over" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "That (Moyo's calculated intervention) we know," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Frankly, I don't know whether they do not like Mnangagwa. What I know is that they ganged up to destroy Mai Mujuru; that's what I know for a fact," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can’t say much more now because the court process will determine everything,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 23, 2015 5:37:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Obviously the president is an old man now and there are political vultures who are exploiting this situation to achieve their own objectives which are not in the national interest. " External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "If we still had the leadership we had before the illegal December congress, we would have strategized and come up with a mechanism," "But there is this group which is there around the president now... I don't think I can answer that question. You should ask them" External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo added : "Whatever happened, the reality of the matter is that they (G-40 and Mnangagwa) are working together and they misled the First Lady and now there is total confusion in the party and the country as a whole," "So, if they do not want either Mnangagwa or Mujuru, it means they are pushing for a Generation 40 leadership, which means Kasukuwere wants to take over" External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I can understand why you ask the question," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "That (Moyo's calculated intervention) we know," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "What we are saying is that we are not just sitting by without doing anything," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Frankly, I don't know whether they do not like Mnangagwa. What I know is that they ganged up to destroy Mai Mujuru; that's what I know for a fact," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Mnangagwa has been plotting against Mai Mujuru for a long time," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "It is their Zanu PF, their 2014 Zanu PF, and the real Zanu PF doesn't do that," "It is their new Zanu PF with people who did not go to war, who did not fight in the liberation struggle and have their own motives" External link

allafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Everything that's needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can't say much more now because the court process will determine everything," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:00:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can’t say much more now because the court process will determine everything,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:59:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It is their Zanu PF, their 2014 Zanu PF, and the real Zanu PF doesn’t do that,” “It is their new Zanu PF with people who did not go to war, who did not fight in the liberation struggle and have their own motives” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:17:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "They say we should unite, but how can people be united when every persends een as close to Mujuru is being purged. That is a clear contradiction," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 16, 2015 1:46:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “The next think they said he should be disciplined internally, which all shows that the president is being misled,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “We also do not recognise the politburo because it is unconstitutional, and Comrade Mutasa is not bound by its statements or pronouncements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : “They say we should unite, but how can people be united when every persends een as close to Mujuru is being purged. That is a clear contradiction,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "They have destroyed all structures. All elected people have been fired and imposed people now sit in the party's disciplinary hearing. They do not have the required competencies to handle internal disputes," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : "How do they expect to solve issues internally when they have destroyed all the structures?" External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "When they expelled me, there was no disciplinary committee to decide my fate. Only a few politburo members decided my fate. The same with all the elected members who were kicked out with votes-of-no-confidence; the politburo, not the disciplinary committee decided," "Only a handful of people like [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa Oppah Muchinguri and others decided the fate of most of the members. It doesn't work that way. The committee is a waste of time. It is made up of people without party history" External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Mandi Chimene ) : "The issue of land is a national issue, not a party issue. Land is given to Zimbabweans, not Zanu PF members only. It is given to people on merit. Only an immature person can say what Chimene said," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "They have destroyed all structures. All elected people have been fired and imposed people now sit in the party's disciplinary hearing. They do not have the required competencies to handle internal disputes," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : "How do they expect to solve issues internally when they have destroyed all the structures?" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "When they expelled me, there was no disciplinary committee to decide my fate. Only a few politburo members decided my fate. The same with all the elected members who were kicked out with votes-of-no-confidence; the politburo, not the disciplinary committee decided," "Only a handful of people like [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa Oppah Muchinguri and others decided the fate of most of the members. It doesn't work that way. The committee is a waste of time. It is made up of people without party history" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Mandi Chimene ) : "The issue of land is a national issue, not a party issue. Land is given to Zimbabweans, not Zanu-PF members only. It is given to people on merit. Only an immature person can say what Chimene said," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They have destroyed all structures. All elected people have been fired and imposed people now sit in the party’s disciplinary hearing. They do not have the required competencies to handle internal disputes,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : “How do they expect to solve issues internally when they have destroyed all the structures?” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “When they expelled me, there was no disciplinary committee to decide my fate. Only a few politburo members decided my fate. The same with all the elected members who were kicked out with votes-of-no-confidence; the politburo, not the disciplinary committee decided,” “Only a handful of people like [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa Oppah Muchinguri and others decided the fate of most of the members. It doesn’t work that way. The committee is a waste of time. It is made up of people without party history” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Mandi Chimene ) : “The issue of land is a national issue, not a party issue. Land is given to Zimbabweans, not Zanu PF members only. It is given to people on merit. Only an immature person can say what Chimene said,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : “They (liberation movements) would never be impressed to see prominent people who participated in the armed struggle decimated and replaced with mafikizolos (party late comers) like what happened in our case. It sends wrong signals,” External link

thezimbabwean Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover (from the political dumpsite). She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:34:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover [from the political dumpsite]. She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away," External link

allafrica Monday, February 2, 2015 1:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We want to see the advancement of all forms of freedoms, including economic and freedom of expression," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 1, 2015 3:13:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover [from the political dumpsite]. She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:22:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover [from the political dumpsite]. She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:21:00 AM EAT



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Rugare Gumbo told : "They are digging their own grave if they fail to talk to all political parties and unite all people to solve the country's current crises," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "There is, therefore, a need to put our heads together as Zimbabweans - all political parties, intellectuals and churches, among other stakeholders," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "Unity will unlock so much support from the international community. It will also create a conducive environment for investment and people will start to say these people are serious," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "I was forced out by (the late former president Robert) Mugabe and there is no way I can apply to rejoin," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "There is, therefore, a need to put our heads together as Zimbabweans - all political parties, intellectuals and churches, among other stakeholders," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 29, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "Unity will unlock so much support from the international community. It will also create a conducive environment for investment and people will start to say these people are serious," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 29, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "I was forced out by (the late former president Robert) Mugabe and there is no way I can apply to rejoin," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, June 29, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : “There is, therefore, a need to put our heads together as Zimbabweans — all political parties, intellectuals and churches, among other stakeholders,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : “Unity will unlock so much support from the international community. It will also create a conducive environment for investment and people will start to say these people are serious,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “I was forced out by (the late former president Robert) Mugabe and there is no way I can apply to rejoin,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We are going to be resolving the matter soon,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can’t say much more now because the court process will determine everything,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He gave me time to decide and I am reflecting on it. It’s not a question of making a decision but understanding the conditions. I don’t want to jump into the fray and get my fingers burnt in the process,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about President Mugabe ) : “This is not only detrimental to our future electoral prospects but has the real danger of tarnishing President Mugabe’s otherwise splendid reputation and legacy,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “She will be buried tomorrow afternoon in Zvimba,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We cannot give you the guidelines because we are not yet through,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "To be honest with you, I did not want to talk about the death of Cde Mugabe because some media twist my words, however… NewsDay is different. What I can say is that we are very sorry that Cde Mugabe is no more. He was our nephew because he was born by our sister MaGumbo. He has also left some children," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo added ( about Geneva Conference ) : "Even up to now some of the Zipra commanders are suffering, they do not have jobs, their children are not being supported (by government) yet they are the ones who fought, resulting in the Geneva Conference and the Lancaster House Conference. At independence, he started doing what the white opressors were doing. He was only obsessed with power and a (leadership) position" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We were treated like dogs. We spent at least three months detained in holes dug in an open place which were closed from the top at about 5 pm, only to be reopened the following morning. The holes were six metres deep and four metres wide. It was hell on earth and we all thought we were going to die. At one point the holes were filled with soil and only our heads were left protruding out. But we all survived the ordeal. Gumbo was incarcerated alongside the likes of the late Henry Hamadziripi, former police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri, former ZBC chief executive Happison Muchechetere and Mukudzei Mudzi,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 22, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “I am not concerned at all about re-joining Zanu PF. Some have gone back but mumwe nemumwe anoita zvaanoda (we all have the right to do as we please). I am enjoying myself in the terraces, and I am quite comfortable. I am off politics and I will not apply to re-join a party that I suffered for since I was a kid” External link

zimeye Monday, April 22, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "At one point the holes were filled with soil and only our heads were left protruding out. But we all survived the ordeal," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Mnangagwa was the man to execute all of Mugabe’s dirty work,” External link

denverpost Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:34:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : "The Committee of 26 also included the likes of (Nathan) Shamuyarira. Even if one were to raise an objection to the informal group's activities, you would be met with deafening silence. Mugabe preaches what he does not practice and that has been his modus operandi since the struggle years," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Talks will always continue between us but obviously they had stalled at the moment as we were setting up our party after the split," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "The electoral commission to some extent is manipulated because people who are there are Zanu-PF," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "There has been a deliberate distortion of the position of elders regarding the coalition of opposition forces," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 17, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "Mujuru always wanted the elders removed because they have the courage to speak out whenever she vacillates or goes astray," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 17, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't believe in going around the provinces meeting vendors and so on, as if that is what can change the Zimbabwean situation," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 17, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't believe in going around the provinces meeting vendors and so on, as if that is what can change the Zimbabwean situation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "There has been a deliberate distortion of the position of elders regarding the coalition of opposition forces," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "Mujuru always wanted the elders removed because they have the courage to speak out whenever she vacillates or goes astray," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "We don't believe in going around the provinces meeting vendors and so on, as if that is what can change the Zimbabwean situation," "Those people she (Mujuru) is meeting are not bona fide ZimPF members. These are just ordinary people, who are keen to see what Mujuru looks like" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "She has declared war on us and the die has been cast. We don't think that she is the right person to lead us. We no longer recognise her as the leader of People First," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "She has declared war on us and the die has been cast. We don't think that she is the right person to lead us. We no longer recognise her as the leader of People First," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:15:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "She has declared war on us and the die has been cast. We don't think that she is the right person to lead us. We no longer recognise her as the leader of People First," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about British ) : "He finds it congenial to be in a former British colony than in any other country," "If you can't get pleasure in London, you might as well get it in its colonies" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, January 27, 2017 7:05:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about British ) : "He finds it congenial to be in a former British colony than in any other country," "If you can't get pleasure in London, you might as well get it in its colonies" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 27, 2017 5:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about British ) : “He finds it congenial to be in a former British colony than in any other country,” “If you can’t get pleasure in London, you might as well get it in its colonies” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:20:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “But he is still one of us and he will attend future meetings. War veterans should be organised and we are working towards that,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, November 8, 2016 7:49:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We are aware that electoral reforms are an absolute necessity but we also feel that we can still fight for that while we are participating," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 7, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We are aware that electoral reforms are an absolute necessity but we also feel that we can still fight for that while we are participating,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 7, 2016 6:47:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We also have some, including officials who are not necessarily MPs, who believe in what we are doing but are also not yet ready at the moment to come out in the open and join us publicly," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 19, 2016 7:26:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We also have some, including officials who are not necessarily MPs, who believe in what we are doing but are also not yet ready at the moment to come out in the open and join us publicly," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 19, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We also have some, including officials who are not necessarily MPs, who believe in what we are doing but are also not yet ready at the moment to come out in the open and join us publicly,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They are mistaken because we will not allow that. A coalition of opposition forces is surely on its way and they have every reason to panic,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't think that all this is different from what Ian Smith did. It is very sad that people who fought for this country are being humiliated day in day out. I would have loved to attend both Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day, but what is the point of me attending these shams," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:56:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We don't think that all this is different from what Ian Smith did. It is very sad that people who fought for this country are being humiliated day in day out. I would have loved to attend both Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day, but what is the point of me attending these shams," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:08:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We don’t think that all this is different from what Ian Smith did. It is very sad that people who fought for this country are being humiliated day in day out. I would have loved to attend both Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day, but what is the point of me attending these shams,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I am really surprised how he has not forgotten his cruelty which took place 40 years ago," "What did not surprise me though is that the man has not and will not change. This reflects what I said in 1980 about him" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He will not tolerate any opposition and will have anyone who challenges his rule arrested. He is talking about a third force, blaming the West and the church for instigating people to rebel but the reality is that the third force is the people who are suffering, yet he has no compassion but to clampdown on dissenting voices,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 29, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He will not tolerate any opposition and will have anyone who challenges his rule arrested. He is talking about a third force, blaming the West and the church for instigating people to rebel but the reality is that the third force is the people who are suffering, yet he has no compassion but to clampdown on dissenting voices,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 29, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Look at the people in the leadership now. They (war veterans) are not there. And because of that, they are bound to complain. They (Zanu PF leaders) have to understand their plight,” “The war veterans have grievances. He (Mugabe) should talk to them. The country has problems and the war veterans have problems and he should address that in a mature way,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We know that he is still an (ZANU-PF) MP, but he supports (Zimbabwe) People First. He has indicated that he supports us, he supports People First. We have already welcomed him and he is working with us,” External link

financialgazette Friday, June 10, 2016 10:38:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We know that he is still an (ZANU-PF) MP, but he supports (Zimbabwe) People First. He has indicated that he supports us, he supports People First. We have already welcomed him and he is working with us," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:48:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “My understanding is that these people are querying the procedures that led to their expulsion and perhaps they want to go back (to Zanu PF),” External link

theindependent Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:45:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We have a lot going as a new party and cannot at the moment say much, suffice to say we will make proper announcements to Zimbabweans when the right time comes. We are working on mobilisation and recruitment, creating co-ordinating committees at various levels of our structures," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 5, 2016 3:44:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We have a lot going as a new party and cannot at the moment say much, suffice to say we will make proper announcements to Zimbabweans when the right time comes. We are working on mobilisation and recruitment, creating co-ordinating committees at various levels of our structures," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We have a lot going as a new party and cannot at the moment say much, suffice to say we will make proper announcements to Zimbabweans when the right time comes. We are working on mobilisation and recruitment, creating co-ordinating committees at various levels of our structures,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 5, 2016 9:53:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "My understanding is that these people are querying the procedures that led to their expulsion and perhaps they want to go back (to Zanu PF)," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I have not received any reports of that nature. That is not true. Actually, the party is seized with its mobilisation activities. We have made huge inroads and we are quite happy about the support that we now command in Matabeleland" External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I have not received any reports of that nature. That is not true. Actually, the party is seized with its mobilisation activities. We have made huge inroads and we are quite happy about the support that we now command in Matabeleland" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:56:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "By the wildest stretch of imagination, the march is not voluntary but coerced. It's all about them and their parochial and egoistic interests. The poor and cash-strapped businesses are being forced to donate vehicles and funds for fuel and food," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo charged : "If they (the organisers) had grown up in the sixties and seventies and had been called upon to serve the (Ian) Smith regime to frustrate the struggle, they would have gladly organised a five million-man march in support of the iniquitous regime," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:18:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “By the wildest stretch of imagination, the march is not voluntary but coerced. It’s all about them and their parochial and egoistic interests. The poor and cash-strapped businesses are being forced to donate vehicles and funds for fuel and food,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo charged : “If they (the organisers) had grown up in the sixties and seventies and had been called upon to serve the (Ian) Smith regime to frustrate the struggle, they would have gladly organised a five million-man march in support of the iniquitous regime,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We are still looking at the feasibility of participating in by-elections. There are a lot of challenges associated with that so we are presently studying the situation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:43:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "It is clear that there are now two Zanu-PFs, which means the party has effectively split. There is the illegal Zanu-PF that was established at congress in 2014 and is led by Mr Mugabe. Then there is the popular and legitimate Zanu-PF that people wanted Mai (Joice) Mujuru to lead after congress. That there is now a split in the party is no longer in dispute," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:52:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “He uses people — the presidents of the (then) Frontline States, people like (the late vice-president Joshua Nkomo) to build himself up and then he tries to destroy them. He cares nothing for the masses or for the country. All he cares about is Mugabe,” External link

theindependent Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “When we were detained, Mugabe would come to see us in the pits where we were kept like animals. He would laugh at us, taunt us, we were tortured. He laughed. He enjoyed seeing us suffering,” External link

theindependent Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It is clear that there are now two Zanu (PF)s, which means the party has effectively split. There is the illegal Zanu (PF) that was established at congress in 2014 and is led by Mr Mugabe. Then there is the popular and legitimate Zanu (PF) that people wanted Mai (Joice) Mujuru to lead after congress. That there is now a split in the party is no longer in dispute,” External link

thezimbabwean Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “The entry of Amai Grace Mugabe into the political scene became a serious source of conflict. During her tour of the provinces, Amai Grace Mugabe left a trail of destruction,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Amai Mugabe ) : “This was compounded by Amai Mugabe with her baby dumping mantra,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Only the women’s league as an organ has the authority to recommend the nomination of a candidate for the post of secretary for women’s affairs and not an individual,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:19:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We believe the holding of the congress was in breach of the party's and the country's constitution as many people had been purged or suspended without following the normal procedure where they appear before a court or committee," "We want justice to be done. We can't let some people get away with murder" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “We believe the holding of the congress was in breach of the party’s and the country’s constitution as many people had been purged or suspended without following the normal procedure where they appear before a court or committee,” “We want justice to be done. We can’t let some people get away with murder” External link

capitalfm Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:01:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We believe the holding of the congress was in breach of the party's and the country's constitution as many people had been purged or suspended without following the normal procedure where they appear before a court or committee," "We want justice to be done. We can't let some people get away with murder" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:46:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I fought against injustice throughout my life. I fought against Ian Smith and the colonial regime," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:02:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It pains me that, the revolutionary party that we now lead is now devouring its own children,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They have been watching me all along. I have been watched all my life, so why should I be afraid?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:57:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : "Should we have a whole head of State talking of such trivial issues as sangomas? Are we being serious as a nation?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 2, 2015 5:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "They have been watching me all along. I have been watched all my life, so why should I be afraid?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 2, 2015 5:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I have certain basic principles in life. I have not talked about anything else but freedom. I do not see anything, we want freedom, freedom, freedom. We want to be free and happy…that is what we fought for," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 2, 2015 5:22:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : “Should we have a whole head of State talking of such trivial issues as sangomas? Are we being serious as a nation?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Who doesn’t see kuti mudzimai wake ndiye anoita izvozvo (that his wife is behind all this),” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It’s all lies and it really is ridiculous,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 4:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They have been watching me all along. I have been watched all my life, so why should I be afraid?” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 3:42:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “I have certain basic principles in life. I have not talked about anything else but freedom. I do not see anything, we want freedom, freedom, freedom. We want to be free and happythat is what we fought for,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 2, 2015 3:42:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "One of the reasons is that you had to be part of the team. But this can only go to the extent your conscience allows you. " External link

allafrica Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:16:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Of course he (Mugbe) is being misled by the gang, who have used his wife to get him on their side. He is being misled by political vultures who want to destroy the party from within,” External link

thezimbabwean Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Obviously the president is an old man now and there are political vultures who are exploiting this situation to achieve their own objectives which are not in the national interest. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "If we still had the leadership we had before the illegal December congress, we would have strategized and come up with a mechanism," "But there is this group which is there around the president now… I don't think I can answer that question. You should ask them" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "What we are saying is that we are not just sitting by without doing anything," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I can understand why you ask the question," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo added : "Whatever happened, the reality of the matter is that they (G-40 and Mnangagwa) are working together and they misled the First Lady and now there is total confusion in the party and the country as a whole," "So, if they do not want either Mnangagwa or Mujuru, it means they are pushing for a Generation 40 leadership, which means Kasukuwere wants to take over" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "That (Moyo's calculated intervention) we know," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Frankly, I don't know whether they do not like Mnangagwa. What I know is that they ganged up to destroy Mai Mujuru; that's what I know for a fact," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can’t say much more now because the court process will determine everything,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 23, 2015 5:37:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Obviously the president is an old man now and there are political vultures who are exploiting this situation to achieve their own objectives which are not in the national interest. " External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "If we still had the leadership we had before the illegal December congress, we would have strategized and come up with a mechanism," "But there is this group which is there around the president now... I don't think I can answer that question. You should ask them" External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo added : "Whatever happened, the reality of the matter is that they (G-40 and Mnangagwa) are working together and they misled the First Lady and now there is total confusion in the party and the country as a whole," "So, if they do not want either Mnangagwa or Mujuru, it means they are pushing for a Generation 40 leadership, which means Kasukuwere wants to take over" External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "I can understand why you ask the question," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "That (Moyo's calculated intervention) we know," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "What we are saying is that we are not just sitting by without doing anything," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Frankly, I don't know whether they do not like Mnangagwa. What I know is that they ganged up to destroy Mai Mujuru; that's what I know for a fact," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Mnangagwa has been plotting against Mai Mujuru for a long time," External link

allafrica Monday, February 23, 2015 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "It is their Zanu PF, their 2014 Zanu PF, and the real Zanu PF doesn't do that," "It is their new Zanu PF with people who did not go to war, who did not fight in the liberation struggle and have their own motives" External link

allafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Everything that's needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can't say much more now because the court process will determine everything," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:00:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and we are now ready. I can’t say much more now because the court process will determine everything,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:59:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “It is their Zanu PF, their 2014 Zanu PF, and the real Zanu PF doesn’t do that,” “It is their new Zanu PF with people who did not go to war, who did not fight in the liberation struggle and have their own motives” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:17:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : "They say we should unite, but how can people be united when every persends een as close to Mujuru is being purged. That is a clear contradiction," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 16, 2015 1:46:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “The next think they said he should be disciplined internally, which all shows that the president is being misled,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : “We also do not recognise the politburo because it is unconstitutional, and Comrade Mutasa is not bound by its statements or pronouncements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Joyce Mujuru ) : “They say we should unite, but how can people be united when every persends een as close to Mujuru is being purged. That is a clear contradiction,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "They have destroyed all structures. All elected people have been fired and imposed people now sit in the party's disciplinary hearing. They do not have the required competencies to handle internal disputes," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : "How do they expect to solve issues internally when they have destroyed all the structures?" External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "When they expelled me, there was no disciplinary committee to decide my fate. Only a few politburo members decided my fate. The same with all the elected members who were kicked out with votes-of-no-confidence; the politburo, not the disciplinary committee decided," "Only a handful of people like [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa Oppah Muchinguri and others decided the fate of most of the members. It doesn't work that way. The committee is a waste of time. It is made up of people without party history" External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Mandi Chimene ) : "The issue of land is a national issue, not a party issue. Land is given to Zimbabweans, not Zanu PF members only. It is given to people on merit. Only an immature person can say what Chimene said," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:21:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "They have destroyed all structures. All elected people have been fired and imposed people now sit in the party's disciplinary hearing. They do not have the required competencies to handle internal disputes," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : "How do they expect to solve issues internally when they have destroyed all the structures?" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "When they expelled me, there was no disciplinary committee to decide my fate. Only a few politburo members decided my fate. The same with all the elected members who were kicked out with votes-of-no-confidence; the politburo, not the disciplinary committee decided," "Only a handful of people like [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa Oppah Muchinguri and others decided the fate of most of the members. It doesn't work that way. The committee is a waste of time. It is made up of people without party history" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Mandi Chimene ) : "The issue of land is a national issue, not a party issue. Land is given to Zimbabweans, not Zanu-PF members only. It is given to people on merit. Only an immature person can say what Chimene said," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “They have destroyed all structures. All elected people have been fired and imposed people now sit in the party’s disciplinary hearing. They do not have the required competencies to handle internal disputes,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo asked : “How do they expect to solve issues internally when they have destroyed all the structures?” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “When they expelled me, there was no disciplinary committee to decide my fate. Only a few politburo members decided my fate. The same with all the elected members who were kicked out with votes-of-no-confidence; the politburo, not the disciplinary committee decided,” “Only a handful of people like [VP Emmerson] Mnangagwa Oppah Muchinguri and others decided the fate of most of the members. It doesn’t work that way. The committee is a waste of time. It is made up of people without party history” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said ( about Mandi Chimene ) : “The issue of land is a national issue, not a party issue. Land is given to Zimbabweans, not Zanu PF members only. It is given to people on merit. Only an immature person can say what Chimene said,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo told : “They (liberation movements) would never be impressed to see prominent people who participated in the armed struggle decimated and replaced with mafikizolos (party late comers) like what happened in our case. It sends wrong signals,” External link

thezimbabwean Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:01:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover (from the political dumpsite). She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:34:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover [from the political dumpsite]. She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away," External link

allafrica Monday, February 2, 2015 1:04:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "We want to see the advancement of all forms of freedoms, including economic and freedom of expression," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 1, 2015 3:13:00 PM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : "Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover [from the political dumpsite]. She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:22:00 AM EAT

Rugare Gumbo said : “Who is Jonathan Moyo? Is he God? Mai Mujuru will recover [from the political dumpsite]. She has support and an impeccable record. She remained with the struggle while others were running away,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:21:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
close ally0.65%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
ally0.65%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
colleague1.62%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
spokesperson48.70%EN10/31/201631/10/2016
spokesman42.21%EN11/28/201328/11/2013
national spokesperson2.27%EN11/26/201326/11/2013
secretary for information0.97%EN08/07/201307/08/2013
national spokesman1.62%EN08/02/201302/08/2013
porte-parole0.97%FR02/16/201016/02/2010
minister0.32%EN03/31/200531/03/2005
Names Lang Count
Rugare GumboEN67.11%
Rugare GumboFR15.99%
Rugare GumboPT15.86%
Rugaro GumboEN0.66%
Rugare GumboSA0.39%


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