Mujuru Spits Fire

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Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru yesterday warned Zanu-PF officials and ruling party loyalists against abusing her name and making unsubstantiated accusations against her as they had no immunity before the law unlike the constitutional protection enjoyed by President Robert Mugabe by virtue of his position.

Mujuru was responding to bizarre claims by president of the Chiefs’ Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira, who on Wednesday told Zanu-PF supporters in Masvingo that the former Vice-President’s witchcraft had caused this year’s drought.

Speaking at a Zanu-PF rally at Mucheke Stadium where Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the guest of honour on Wednesday, Charumbira told bemused ruling party supporters that an alleged coup plot by Mujuru and witchcraft was responsible for poor rains this year.

But Mujuru last night said the likes of Charumbira and other officials relentlessly attacking and maligning her good name should be careful and not use the “President’s immunity to start talking nonsense”.

Of those people who are talking about that, how clean are they in the eyes of God? I can vouch that I am clean and pure,” Mujuru said in an exclusive interview If she take them to real prophets not dzavo (their) n’anga (witchdoctors), will they pass the tests that she has gone through many times or ndivo vanozobatwa vane nyoka zvino? (they will be caught with snakes?).

Mujuru said not many people understood her.