President Robert Mugabe has for the first time accused Vice President Joice Mujuru of plotting to unceremoniously unseat him from power, saying he was aware of the plot for a very long time.
Addressing war veterans led by Chris Mutsvangwa and service chiefs at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday, President Mugabe said the naivety of the plot included working closely with the MDC formations and soliciting for promised monies from the west.
He said VP Mujuru was so naive “thinking with your simple mind, you could withstand the pressures of state craft.”
She even did not want Zanu PF to go for elections in 2013, the President said.
President welcomed the war veterans’ new leadership saying they are supposed to work closely together and they should be rewarded.
“If you are well-organised nothing will stop you from achieving what you want,” he said.
Mutsvangwa told the President they are loyal and will stand with the President forever. He said the welfare of the veterans of the struggle leaves a lot to be desired.
General Constantine Chiwenga said following a directive given to them on the 30th of October 2014 that war veterans should organise themselves, it took only two weeks to put structures in place.
Meanwhile, a Politburo meeting is in session at the Zanu-PF headquarters. Notably missing are the Vice President Joice Mujuru, Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa, Nicholas Goche, and National Chairman Simon Khaya Moyo who is touring the congress venue with the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe.