Mujuru alleges Mugabe murdered husband

President Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – FORMER Zimbabwe Deputy President, Joice Mujuru, is demanding answers from her former boss, President Robert Mugabe, following the death of her husband under mysterious circumstances.
Solomon Mujuru, the former army general, died after a fire gutted his farmhouse 40 kilomteres outside Harare in 2011.
He died amid speculation of foul play following infighting within Mugabe’s Zanu-PF.
Mrs Mujuru, now a fierce opposition leader after her sacking in 2014 for allegedly plotting to oust Mugabe (92).
She made startling accusations Mugabe had a hand in the bizarre midnight fire that gutted her husband’s property.
“He can’t tell me he was not aware or he’s not aware of what happened to my husband,” Mujuru charged.
“How can he excuse himself or really absolve himself?”
The retired army general was widely believed to be Zimbabwe’s political kingmaker.
It was believed this had tilted the scales in her favour in the race to succeed Mugabe.
This reportedly did not sit well with other aspirants, hence his death is still the source of mystery.
Mujuru, now the leader of the Zimbabwe People First, is seen as the biggest threat to Mugabe’s stranglehold on power in elections set for 2015.
She claimed her former party rigged previous elections by using soldiers, police and traditional leaders to instill fear on the electorate through the so-called Operation Maguta where critics were victimised.
“Why ask soldiers to leave their cantonments to go and run a political programme?” Mujuru asked.
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