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Zim Vice Pres. Joice Mujuru fears for her life

A fire destroyed a nine-bedroom house on her Tarisa Farm in Ruwa outside Harare.

FILE: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (R) and the country’s Vice President Joice Mujuru eat cake as they attend a rally marking Mugabe’s 88th birthday in Mutare on 25 February, 2012. Picture: AFP.

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru says she is concerned her life is in danger after another fire broke out at another one of her farmhouses in Ruwa outside Harare.

This is the second time a farmhouse owned by Mujuru has caught alight.

Mujuru's late husband Solomon was killed in a house fire on his farm south of Harare in 2011 and she fears there might be a plot to have her suffer the same fate.

Mujuru, who is one of several possible successors of President Robert Mugabe, describes this latest fire as a "confusing state of affairs".

The fire this week destroyed a nine-bedroom house on her Tarisa Farm in Ruwa outside Harare.

Initial reports said Mujuru's step-son started the fire to kill a snake and it got out of control.

But the Vice President told the Sunday Mail today that she finds that explanation unconvincing.

The Mujuru family was deeply suspicious about a house fire three years ago that killed former army commander Solomon Mujuru, though an inquest later ruled out any foul play.

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