Mujuru blamed for Zimbabwe’s drought

A traditional chief accused Mujuru of the drought that’s destroyed crops and created food shortages.

FILE: Joice Mujuru. Picture: AFP.

HARARE - Zimbabwe's ousted vice president, Joice Mujuru, has been accused of many things, including trying to topple President Robert Mugabe from power.

But on Friday a traditional chief accused Mujuru of causing the drought that's destroyed crops and created food shortages in Zimbabwe.

Chief Fortune Charumbira made the claim at a rally in the southern city of Masvingo.

In a clear reference to former vice president, the chief said factions in Zanu-PF had been practising witchcraft in broad daylight.

Charumbira said this was the reason why the country didn't get good rains this year.

Mugabe himself has also accused Mujuru of hiring Nigerian sangomas to topple him from power.

But Mujuru told the private NewsDay paper she "didn't have supernatural powers".