Zimbabwe’s Joice Mujuru forms ZPF to oppose Mugabe

A powerful former ally of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has launched a party to challenge his 35-year rule.

Joice Mujuru was known as "Spill Blood" during the campaign against British rule
Joice Mujuru was known as “Spill Blood” during the campaign against British rule

Joice Mujuru said the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party had been formed because “Zimbabwe is a broken country”.

Ms Mujuru was Mr Mugabe’s second-in-command until he sacked her in 2014 after accusing her of plotting to oust and kill him.

“I’m neither a witch nor an assassin,” Ms Mujuru said, at the party’s launch in the capital, Harare.

She is the most senior former Zanu-PF leader to form an opposition party, and is tipped to be its presidential candidate in the 2018 election.

Source: BBC

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