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Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday spoke for the first time that she never divorced her late husband Retired General Solomon Mujuru whom she described as a loving but naughty husband.

Cde Mujuru disclosed this at the 20th marriage anniversary ceremony for Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Aocate Martin Dinha and his wife Mercy.

The colourful ceremony was held at Eskbank Farm in Mashonaland Central just outside Harare.

This is the first time VP Mujuru has publicly spoken about her marriage to Gen Mujuru who died in a fire accident at Ruzambo Farm in Beatrice in 2011, plunging the nation into mourning.

Speculation was rife that VP Mujuru and Gen Mujuru were not staying together as husband and wife at the time of his death.

She, however, said: “Hapana munhu aimbofungira ini naSolomon tigere tese — makuhwa mangani amakanzwa muHarare, haa, Mai Mujuru vakarambwa, yowe Solomon akaroora. Imi munofunga kuti ndanga ndisingazive kuti kune misikinzwa? Ndaizvinzwa, asi aiti kana ava paghedhi raAmai Mujuru ainyatsouya semunhu ari clean and innocent and I used to like that.

“Ndiyo respect inodiwa nemudzimai. Izvozvo zvinoita muchengetedzane (No one thought Solomon and I were still together – how many rumours did you hear in Harare to the effect that ‘Mai Mujuru is divorced’, ‘Solomon has a new wife’?

Do you think I did not know of his misdeeds?

I heard about it but the moment he arrived at my gate, he came as a clean and innocent man and I used to like that.

That is the respect needed by a woman.

That will keep you together),” VP Mujuru said.

She spoke at length about her marriage. VP Mujuru said just like other unions, her marriage to Rtd Gen Mujuru was not rosy but they managed to spend 34 years together and were separated by death.

Cde Mujuru said although Rtd Gen Mujuru was mischievous at times just like any other man, she enjoyed the love and his affectionate company.

“Honai vamwe takafirwa taane 34 years (of marriage) asi ndiani akanga ane musikanzwa saSolomon — anga anayo zvekuti (Look, some of us were widowed after 34 years of marriage but who was as naughty as Solomon?

He was very naughty),” VP Mujuru said.

She urged women to be g and be committed to their marriages and show respect to their husbands saying this was one of the ways to maintain the unions.

Gen Mujuru, a former Zimbabwe National Army Commander, died in 2011 in a fire accident at his farm in Beatrice after decades of a colourful political career.

He was declared a national hero and was buried at the National Heroes Acre.

He was a Zanu-PF Politburo member and a decorated liberation fighter whose nom de guerre was Cde Rex Nhongo.

When Gen Mujuru died, VP Mujuru in an exclusive interview disclosed how she missed him dearly.

Mujuru’s remains were found at his Ruzambo farmhouse in Beatrice, south of Harare on August 16, 2011 with the inquest ruling that he died in an accidental fire.

Source : The Herald