12 Things You Should Know About Zimbabwe’s Joice Mujuru

Written by Keren Mikva


Conflict with First Lady Grace Mugabe is thought to be the driving force behind Mujuru’s downfall

After Grace Mugabe entered into ZANU-PF leadership in early 2014, she launched a battle against Mujuru. Many point to Grace’s ambitions to succeed her husband to the presidency as the reason for viewing Mujuru as a threat. For months leading up to her dismissal, Mujuru was verbally attacked by Mugabe at public rallies, often accused of treason and corruption.

No charges have been filed against Mujuru. The Mugabes and those still in their favor “feared it would appear like they are pursuing a vindictive political agenda” if they pressed charges, according to the ZimbabweIndependent.