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VICE president Joice Mujuru stripped down to her birthday suit and stomped around her house in a furious rage after Grace Mugabe was nominated to head Zanu PF women’s league, the First Lady claimed Saturday.

The vice president then went on to disparage Grace’s rancorous meet-the-people rallies, quipping that she was behaving like a lunatic with a whistle, President Robert Mugabe’s wife added.

Addressing delegates to the Zanu PF congress, Grace said she might have been a lunatic but she put her whistle to good use by blowing it to bring attention to the vice president’s corrupt and treacherous practices.

“I never wanted to do this to her (Mujuru), but the way she treated me, I was forced to do so. She tore the party regalia which she was wearing to an extent that she moved naked in protest over my nomination,” said Grace.

Following the surprise announcement she would lead the Women’s League, Grace travelled the country addressing supporters.

She, initially, struck a populist tone, warning Zanu PF it must address the country’s economic problems or risk losing the next elections as well as hammering the police for demanding bribes and harassing vendors.

But then she suddenly changed tack and used the rallies to savage Mujuru, accusing her of being lazy, incompetent and corrupt.

Going up a gear, Grace accused the vice president of plotting with allies in the party and cabinet to illegally topple President Mugabe.

On Saturday the newly minted Zanu PF women’s league secretary explained why she turned on the embattled vice president.

“When the motion for my elevation was moved, it is not everyone who supported me,” she said.

“Amai Mujuru vakati pembe yapihwa benzi [Mujuru said a whistle has been given to a lunatic], but I was not moved by that.

“Just as a referee blows the whistle when a player fouls an opponent or is offside (in a football match), I started blowing the whistle for her as she was offside.

“I felt that the war credentials she possesses don’t give her impunity that is not a licence for corruption and extortion.”

Grace said she sent emissaries to warn Mujuru and urge her to back down but was ignored.

“To be honest, I sent some people to try and talk to her, to ask her to desist from what she was doing but, as someone stepped in her treacherous ways, she did not stop,” said the First Lady.

“She (Mujuru) said a lot of things but I, initially, kept my counsel. But I decided to fight back when she organised people to boo and embarrass me during my rallies.

“I was not impressed I’m also human and I get hurt like everyone else. I decided to show her that if she wanted a public showdown I was up for the fight.

“It was never my intention that we should publicly expose what (Mujuru) was doing but she pushed me too far. We know everything that she was engaged in.

“We have only revealed the tip of the iceberg but some of the activities zvinonyadzisa (they are so shameful and embarrassing) we can’t discuss them publicly.”

Mujuru did not attended the congress which was held in Harare throughout last week angering Mugabe who accused her of slinking away like a thief.

The president said he had wanted his deputy to attend congress and answer to allegations that she was plotting to illegally force him out of office.

Mujuru has since protested her innocence, denying all the allegations levelled against her but she is now unlikely to keep her position in the party and government.

Mugabe is certain to replace her as vice president when he names his two deputies next week.

Mujuru is also unlikely to return to the politburo after Mugabe said conspirators who refused to apologise and show remorse would become ordinary card-carrying party members.

Source : New Zimbabwe