Self-exiled former cabinet minister and G40 stalwart, Professor Jonathan Moyo has sensationally claimed that former Vice President Joice Mujuru is set for a stunning comeback in the ruling Zanu-PF party.
Mujuru was unceremoniously dumped by the party back in 2014 when she was still Vice President after then First Lady Grace Mugabe made a series of vicious public attacks on her.
However, according to Moyo, Mnangagwa is now plotting to replace his ailing deputy, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga with Mujuru.
The claim defies all logic as Moyo himself alleges that Mnangagwa was the mastermind who orchestrated Mujuru’s fall from Grace. Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Moyo said,
“After having led and coordinated Joice Mujuru’s ouster from 2008 until he succeeded her as Vice President in Dec 2014, Emmerson Mnangagwa has put the cat among the pigeons by offering Mujuru the VP post currently held by Chiwenga. She’s happy to accept!”
After having led and coordinated Joice Mujuru's ouster from 2008 until he succeeded her as Vice President in Dec 2014, Emmerson Mnangagwa has put the cat among the pigeons by offering Mujuru the VP post currently held by Chiwenga. She's happy to accept! pic.twitter.com/F7slLEmgYs
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 14, 2019
The timing of Moyo’s claim seems rather suspicious, however, as only two weeks back, Joice Mujuru was reported as having said that she is open to rejoining the party which dumped and humiliated her.
The DailyNews quoted Mujuru as saying,
“Situations change and some may say ‘never, over my dead body’. However, when you are in a position such as mine, you can never say never. I am no longer looking at Zimbabwe alone but beyond Zimbabwe and even myself.
“I have to think outside the box. Solutions (for the country) come from different persons. We have to meet as one and come up with the solutions. If we meet to discuss, we can come up with all the solutions to our problem.”
Mujuru is said to have revealed that she met with Mnangagwa’s emissary, director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation, Isaac Moyo, and talked about issues affecting the nation.