Mugabe’s politburo to meet amidst corruption allegations

Grace Mugabe has accused Joice Mujuru of corruption and of dividing the ruling party.

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe. Picture: EPA

ZIMBABWE - As the battle between Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe and Joice Mujuru worsens, President Robert Mugabe's politburo is due to meet this week to discuss the first lady's allegations against the vice president.

Grace Mugabe has accused Mujuru of corruption and of dividing the ruling party as tensions rise ahead of a December congress to elect new leaders.

There's no suggestion that the first lady will be censured for her allegations, as she is, after all, not a member of her husband's politburo.

But Thursday's meeting promises to be stormy.

Though ZANU-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo told the_ Herald_ there was nothing contentious on the agenda, he told the Sunday Mail that the allegations against Mujuru were serious and action should be taken.

There have even been calls for Mujuru to resign.