ZANU PF women’s league will today stage demonstrations at provincial party headquarters in Harare to force the ouster of top wing members accused of undermining First Lady Grace Mugabe, NewsDay has learnt
BY STAFF REPORTERS
The demonstrations target Grace’s deputy in the women’s league, Eunice Sandi-Moyo and treasurer Sara Mahoka.
According to official sources, Sandi-Moyo was accused of setting parallel structures and taking actions without consulting Grace ,while Mahoka was being targeted for challenging the First Lady during meetings.
The Hurungwe East MP also allegedly misappropriated party funds, charges she reportedly denied.
Zanu PF ex-central committee member and Kadoma businessman Jimayi Muduvuri was alleged to be sponsoring the demonstrations amid reports that over $300 000 had been poured towards the demonstrations by one of the women’s league bosses.
Muduvuri reportedly claimed that he had been sent by the First Lady to mobilise ruling party women to demonstrate against the two.
When asked for comment last night, Muduvuri was evasive.
“I don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t have any instruction from the First Lady,” Muduvuri said.
However, sources claimed the demos were planned as part of the Zanu PF succession politics and Grace was reportedly targeting people who could derail her ambition to rise to the party’s vice-presidency after women campaigned for a quarter in the presidium.
“Some members have urged Grace to fire Mahoka and Sandi-Moyo because they will threaten her ambition,” a source said.
Sandi-Moyo was viewed as the most senior member to land the VP post. Both Sandi-Moyo and Mahoka were not reachable last night.