- Published on 19 November 2014
- Written by Southerneye
PERSONAL attacks on under-fire Vice-President Joice Mujuru continued unabated yesterday with Hurungwe East MP Sarah Mahoka saying the VP should leave office before end of next week.
"The women's league national executive must remove VP Mujuru from office next week without fail," she was quoted as saying by the private Press.
Mujuru has been under fire from some sections of the party over allegations of corruption and plotting to topple Mugabe, charges she has denied.
Grace Mugabe opened a Pandora's Box last month when she publicly made the allegations during her "meet the people" tours around the country.
The president's wife claimed that Mujuru was the "real weevil" plotting to destroy the ruling party from within.
"The real weevil is VP Mujuru not the interpretation that it was Jonathan Moyo (Information minister)," she said.
The fight to remove Mujuru from her position both in government and Zanu PF has claimed scalps of several party officials and eight provincial chairpersons linked to her camp.
The anti-Mujuru campaign has been extended to Cabinet ministers and politburo members believed to be sympathetic to her.
Last week, Gokwe-Nembudziya member of parliament, Justice Wadyajena also laid into Vice President Joice Mujuru, saying she "must heed First Lady Grace Mugabe's call to resign" over alleged corruption and abuse of office charges.
This was after he had been asked about his position on the current factional fights in Zanu PF and the motivation of emblazoning his red BMW sports utility with the Women's League-designate boss' images.
"I support President Robert Mugabe and the First Lady, and only opposed to corrupt officials, including the VP, out to destroy the president's legacy through palace coups," Wadyajena said.
"In fact, l do not make any apologies for the VP to resign, especially in the wake of overwhelming evidence of corruption, abuse of office and plots to unseat… our first secretary, who has sacrificed a lot for Zimbabwe. The Zanu PF leader is a gem the country cannot afford to lose and, therefore, any attempts to eject him were treasonous".