Former Vice President and leader of the opposition National People’s Party (NPP) Joice Mujuru has refuted rumours circulating that she has been holding meetings with officials from the G40 Faction of Zanu-PF. Members of G40 are rumoured to be meeting with Mujuru so that she can join them in the fight against Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Team Lacoste faction. NPP spokesperson, Jeffreyson Chitando refuted the rumours and blamed Zanu-PF for trying to sow discord in the opposition ranks. Said Chitando:
Last night, I talked to Dr Mujuru and she was bitter about the message. There is not even a single meeting which has ever happened between the said members of the Zanu PF and Mujuru or any other members of the NPP leadership,
Basically, Zanu PF’s agenda in trying to throw spanners into these negotiations.
They know that NPP and Mujuru would like to talk to Tsvangirai to have a successful grand coalition, which is democratic, so that they will be able to liberate the people of Zimbabwe.
One of the messages which is circulating on social media reads:
Grace (Mugabe) sends the following ministers to Joice Mujuru, Saviour Kasukuwere, Walter Mzembi, Webster Shamu and Patrick Zhuwao, so that she must re-join Zanu PF and come and fight [Vice-President] Emmerson Mnangagwa and the generals and other war veterans. The meeting was held midnight at Mujuru’s house. Saviour Kasukuwere called Didymus Mutasa on WhatsApp persuading him to re-join the party, but Mutasa refused. As for Mujuru, she said she needs some time to think about it.