Former Vice President and opposition National People’s Party leader Joice Mujuru has claimed that her late husband General Solomon Mujuru, wanted current Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi to be appointed Vice President ahead of her. Mujuru says that her husband was not responsible for her rise in Zanu PF and credited First Lady Grace Mugabe for her promotion.
In a leaked interview with South Africa-based journalist Peta Thornycroft, Mujuru said:
…And people think what I was doing was all coming from Solomon. Now that Solomon is gone, do you still think that Solomon is influencing what I do?
I don’t think it was him (Solomon) who had spoken to Grace. I don’t think it was him. Mind you, the women had already started discussing with other women in the region that there was a way for women’s progression and development,
Yes, I know Solomon, to tell you the truth, he had another person in his mind who was not me. Do you know my husband used to think that Sekeramayi would be . . . That was what Solomon had in his mind.
This comes after Professor Jonathan Moyo claimed that Sekeramayi was more senior to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and a better option to succeed President Mugabe.