FIRED MINISTERED ATTACKS GRACE MUGABE IN POLITBURO MEETING | Fired former Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira took advantage of the Zanu-PF politburo on Wednesday to launch a blistering attack on Grace, accusing President Robert Mugabe’s wife of being ungrateful, NewZimbabwe.com reported.
Mupfumira was sacked from her job along with three other ministers after President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet shake-up early this week.
She, however, hit back during a sitting of the ruling party’s politburo coming eye-ball to eyeball with the powerful Women’s League secretary, according to sources.
“She was aggressive and challenged Grace without holding back. Mupfumira told Grace that she was turning against people who helped her ascend to power. Mupfumira said Grace was ungrateful arguing she had worked hard to convince former women’s league boss and Water Affairs minister Oppah Muchinguri to relinquish her party position for her.
“She told the First Lady that she was running the women’s league and the party based on rumour mongering,” the sources said.
Muchinguri reportedly jumped to Mupfumira’s side arguing she had been arm-twisted by a group of senior party women known as “golden oldies” who include Senate President Edna Madzongwe.
When Grace was catapulted to lead the Zanu-PF women’s league in 2014, it was claimed she had been “persuaded” and accepted grudgingly to take up the position that thrust her into the vortex of Zanu-PF’s ragging succession fights.