Ousted Zimbabwe VP Joice Mujuru launches new party
Tuesday March 1 2016
Former Zimbabwe vice-president Joice Mujuru launched a new political party - Zimbabwe People First - to challenge President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections on March 1, 2016 in Harare. AFP PHOTO | JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
Former Zimbabwe vice-president Joice Mujuru on Tuesday launched a new political party to challenge President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections.
Mrs Mujuru was fired in 2014, alongside close to 200 other ruling Zanu-PF officials, following allegations engineered by First Lady Grace Mugabe that she wanted to kill the veteran ruler through witchcraft.
Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) is backed by veterans of Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation war who are disgruntled with President Mugabe’s reluctance to relinquish power 36 years after he first came into office.
By Kitsepile Nyathi, AFRICA REVIEW Correspondent in Harare