Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe said on Thursday deputy president Joice Mujuru, potential successor to her 90-year-old husband Robert Mugabe, should resign, in an attack likely to widen divisions in the ruling party.
...."Mrs Mujuru must resign now. She wants to use money to topple Mugabe," Grace said while addressing veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation war at her orphanage outside Harare.
"There are plenty of people who can run this country, not Mujuru," she said in a speech.Anyone in mind?
Grace, 49, has been quickly vaulted into the higher echelons of [ruling party] ZANU-PF. Her abrasive style has rankled with some senior party members, who say in private Mugabe could be preparing his wife to take over when he leaves office.
"She (Mujuru) says I want to be president. Why not? Am I not a citizen of Zimbabwe? Why do you think only you are fit?" Grace Mugabe asked in the Shona language.Ball of yarn in your court, Joice.