Presidential spokesperson George Charamba yesterday said government was still very much intact despite the mudslinging in the ruling party Zanu PF.
BY VENERANDA LANGA
He also quashed rumours that Vice-President Joice Mujuru was already packing her bags to relinquish her top government position as pressure from First Lady Grace Mugabe and her followers mounted on her to resign.
Mujuru has of late also suffered a lot of humiliation with recent state media reports alleging she had abused her high office and was involved in corrupt activities.
Charamba said rumours that Mujuru was about to give up the VP post were unfounded as there were procedures to be followed if she wished to resign or was to be relieved of her duties.
“Let us dismiss rumours spread by unknown people because President Robert Mugabe is the appointing authority, while Mujuru is the appointee,” Charamba said.
“As long as they both have not said anything, it means everything being said is mere gossip. When Mujuru needs to resign, she will tell the world of her intention, and when Mugabe wants her to resign, he will also tell the world as the appointing authority.”
Charamba added: “I would not want to dwell much on gossip because if government was not intact I would not be at my farm right now. The fact that I am at my farm shows that everything is normal in government.”
When contacted for comment on the issue, Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office Sylvester Nguni just laughed before he said he was driving and could not give an immediate comment.
Efforts to get a comment from him later were fruitless as his phone went unanswered.