12 Things You Should Know About Zimbabwe’s Joice Mujuru
Mujuru was appointed vice president due to her husband putting pressure on Mugabe
In September 2004, the ZANU-PF Women’s League decided to nominate a female candidate for the party’s vice presidency and chose Mujuru. Mugabe eventually succumbed to pressure from several party factions including one led by Mujuru’s husband to give the post to a woman. Mujuru was sworn in as vice president of Zimbabwe on Dec. 6, 2004. Zimbabwe has a provision for two vice presidents who are appointed by the president.