MASVINGO – The president of the National People's Party (NPP) Joice Mujuru has advised women of her party to take caution when they take to drinking beer.
She said beer can result in women losing their dignity completely. She said some women get so drunk that they pull down their underpants and wear them on their heads as headgear.
Mujuru said this at a recent consultative meeting for the women's wing held at Masvingo Civic Centre attended by the newly elected chairwomen from all the provinces.
"You can drink but drink with dignity, women should drink with dignity find somewhere to drink your beer where there is privacy.
"I won't say don't drink but my appeal to you is to keep your dignity, now that you are leaders throw away whatever could see you losing respect in the public. Do not drink until you take off your undergarments and wear them as headgear," said the former Vice President who was dismissed from both Government and Zanu PF in 2014 at the height of factional fights.
She also appealed to those who were drafting the party's constitution to ensure that it is not a rigid document.
"Some women lose their senses after a beer that they wear their underpants as headgear"
"Make the constitution user-friendly, that even my grandchild will be able to find it favourable. Make it a living constitution, it must be revolving because we are a people's party, it must accommodate everyone," she added.
Prominent Masvingo lawyer who is also a member of the NPP national executive, Rodney Makausi also attended the meeting where he went through the party's constitution clarifying the roles of each member in the women's executive wing.
At the same meeting Mujuru took a swipe at smaller parties which she said were a creation of the ruling party.
"Most of these parties without structures and grassroots support are a creation of President Mugabe in order to destabilise the opposition," said Mujuru.news