In Summary
  • Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa, who signed the statement, said Zanu PF had been hijacked ahead of the controversial December congress.
  • President Mugabe last December fired his then deputy, Ms Joice Mujuru, and several top officials in a purge linked to his wife’s dramatic entry into politics.
  • The former minister said Mugabe had alienated himself from the people by failing to show leadership.

President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party is headed for a split after senior officials fired last year indicated that they were preparing to challenge their ouster in court.

President Mugabe last December fired his then deputy, Ms Joice Mujuru, and several top officials in a purge linked to his wife’s dramatic entry into politics.

Ms Mujuru’s allies on Tuesday issued a statement challenging their dismissal from key party positions.

The officials also attacked the president for his alleged lack of leadership and accused First Lady Grace Mugabe of promoting violence.

Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa, who signed the statement, said Zanu PF had been hijacked ahead of the controversial December congress.

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