IN a move described by many as a way of reaching out to the new leadership, fired top allies of ex-Vice-President Joyce Mujuru yesterday made a surprise appearance in Marondera at a function addressed by Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mnangagwa was told about their presence and that their appearance at the event meant they had endorsed the current leadership led by President Robert Mugabe.
The Mujuru loyalists attended the event where Mnangagwa was explaining the new Constitution to people in Mashonaland East.
Those who attended the event included former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Olivia Muchena, Ray Kaukonde and former Provincial Affairs minister Simbaneuta Mudarikwa.
Kaukonde and Muchena sat side by side in the second row for the whole day while Mudarikwa spent much of the time outside in the sweltering heat.
Chiefs’ Council provincial chairperson Senator Chief Enos Musarurwa told Mnangagwa about the presence of Kaukonde and other ousted officials.