One of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe’s most trusted lieutenants, Didymus Mutasa, who was demoted to an ordinary member at the party congress because of his alleged involvement in trying to oust Mugabe, has called on South African President Jacob Zuma to nullify the ZANU-PF congress because it was undemocratic.
Opposition leader Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, who was Minister of Water during the inclusive government from 2009, says Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe is a brilliant man but it is now time for him to give another person a chance to lead the country. “In my experience working with the President, that man called Robert Gabriel Mugabe is brilliant, he knows what he is doing, he strategises and he is a planner.
Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko who was sworn-in on Friday was involved in a car accident yesterday but escaped unhurt.
Oppah Muchinguri, one of the architects of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s downfall, says Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe could have forgiven Mujuru and allowed her to retain her post if she had apologised.
A British paper today claimed that British millionaire Nicholas van Hoogstraten, who has been resident in Zimbabwe since 2007 and owns several businesses there, is funding First Lady Grace Mugabe to become Zimbabwe’s president and “the world’s first female dictator”.
Former Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and former ambassador Phelekezela Mphoko were today sworn in as Zimbabwe’s two Vice-Presidents despite threats by the National Constitutional Assembly to go to court to nullify the appointments.