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Tensions Rise in Zanu PF as Some Call for Mujuru's Arrest

WARRING: First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Joyce Mujuru (Collage by Ntungamili Nkomo)

Tensions are simmering in the ruling Zanu-PF party with some party hawks now pushing for the arrest of expelled former Vice President Joice Mujuru and the putting under strict surveillance of her alleged allies in the party.

Multiple sources in the Politburo told Studio 7 that reports that Mrs. Mujuru and her alllies are exploring the possibility of forming a splinter party has rattled Zanu-PF leading to the unprecedented attack on her and her late husband General Solomon Mujuru.

An explosive report from the party’s politburo is alleging that Mrs. Mujuru and her late husband were plotting to eliminate President Robert Mugabe. Mrs. Mujuru has constantly refuted these allegations.

The late General Mujuru died in a mysterious fire accident. Mujuru’s brother, Joel, told studio 7 that the family will consult and give a response at the appropriate time.

War veteran and former member of the ZANLA high command, Bernard Manyadza, said the allegations against the Mujurus show desperation in people who have allegedly hijacked the liberation party.

Following her expulsion from Zanu PF, some are now suggesting that the former vice president should form a political party and stand up to Zanu PF. But others say if history is anything to go by, Mrs. Mujuru’s chances of success are very slim. One such skeptic is political analyst Dr. Brilliant Mhlanga.