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Ousted VP Mujuru Group Engages Lawyers to Challenge 2014 Zanu PF Congress

  • Blessing  Zulu
  • Ntungamili Nkomo

Protagonists in the escalating Zanu PF power struggles, Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Joyce Mujuru. Collage by Ntungamili Nkomo

The Zanu-PF faction backing ousted party Vice President Joice Mujuru says it has engaged lawyers to explore ways to challenge the party’s December congress which they allege was illegal.

Some political analysts predict the party is now headed for a split.

Former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa released a statement Monday saying the congress was null and void.

Mutasa, who was referring to himself as the party secretary for administration though he was replaced by Ignatius Chombo, claims to be representing the majority of Zanu-PF supporters irked by the lack of internal democracy in the party.

Attempts to reach party spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo were futile. Studio 7’s Blessing Zulu spoke with expelled former Zanu-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo.

Political analyst, Alex Magaisa, of Kent University in London says it will be interesting to watch the Zanu-PF race in the by-elections.

Studio 7 also spoke to political analyst, Nkululeko Sibanda, about this issue.