Mujuru ditched by financier

HARARE- After months of a series of resignations, dismissals and counter accusations, Joice Mujuru’s National People’s Party has officially split yet again.

Former Mujuru funder South African based millionaire businessman and UN World Tourism Board Member Cuthbert Ncube has announced the formation of a splinter party the Zimbabwe Rainbow Party.

Speaking in an interview with ZimEye.com Ncube who earlier this year contested Vice President elections in the NPP said that his party is awaiting to be officially launched at a ceremony in the next few weeks.

“The party has been fully set up and busy recruiting membership throughout the country,” said Ncube who claims to be the interim leader of the party until congress is held.

Ncube said that his party is gearing to contest strongly in next year’s General Elections throughout the country.

“We will be contesting in all parliamentary seats, senate and council throughout the country and we have already started building structures in all the constituencies,” he said.

Ncube was Mujuru’s biggest behind the scenes funder since the NPP was formed under Zimbabwe People First party before it split.

He part ways with Mujuru after the NPP internal elections in March which he described as unconstitutional and unfortunate.

Other former members of the NPP believed to be part of the new party include dismissed Treasurer General Wilbert Mubaiwa and several members from the NPP provincial committees in Bulawayo and Harare.