Muchena backs Mujuru

Zanu (PF) Women’s League political commissar, Olivia Muchena, is backing Vice President Joice Mujuru to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

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She said Mujuru would assume Mugabe’s position on the basis of the constitution.

The Minister of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and party Secretary for Legal Affairs, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is reportedly battling out with Mujuru to succeed Mugabe, although both have publicly denied leading this.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Manicaland Women’s League meeting last weekend, Muchena who is also the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, said women in the party should be educated on the need to observe the party’s constitution.

She said: “We are having perceived factional wars that are confusing the Women’s League. It is important that we clear the dust. There is no need for us to be told of succession yet the leaders are still in those positions.”

She added: “The constitution is very clear on succession. If there are any changes (in leadership) they should be done at our forthcoming congress. She (Mai Mujuru) was elected into her current position in 2004 at our congress.”

The Zanu (PF) constitution says that in the event of death or retirement of the party president, the vice will take office until the next congress.

Muchena said: “Women in the party should know what is expected of them as well as clearing the mist about stories of factionalism that we hear in the media, because some of us were now getting confused”.

She said some media houses were trying to sell news on the basis of the Zanu (PF) succession issue.

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