Zimbabwean Vice President accused of assassination attempts

By Drum Digital
16 November 2014

The power struggles continues

Supporters of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace have accused vice-president Joice Mujuru of being at the centre of a plot to assassinate the 90-year-old Zimbabwean leader, the Sunday Mail reported.

"That is a straightforward treason case," prominent Harare lawyer Jonathan Samkange was quoted as saying.

"The police should take action, arrest the accused and charge them with treason."

Zimbabwe's official Sunday Mail is controlled by a faction of Zanu-PF, led by Mujuru's arch-rival, Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa is believed to be behind Grace Mugabe's political rise. The minister was reportedly pushing for Mujuru to be sacked as vice-president at a Zanu-PF congress in December.

source: Sapa

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