Zimbabwe's Mujuru launches new political party to challenge Mugabe

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 01, 2016 3:31 AM

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru, who was Robert Mugabe's long time deputy until she was fired in 2014, said on Tuesday she had launched a new political party to challenge the veteran leader.

"Today we confirm our existence as a viable home grown political party. Zimbabwe People First is here," Mujuru told a news conference also attended by Western diplomats.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by James Macharia)