Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been sued for wrongfully dismissing his two former ruling party senior officials.
The two were sacked from the party in December and February for allegedly plotting to oust him.
The BBC reports that Ruagare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa have filed papers in the High Court of Zimbabwe seeking an order to reinstate them into Zanu-PF.
Rugare Gumbo earlier told the BBC the 90-year-old leader had “completely” turned the party into his “personal property”.
[contextly_sidebar id=”vBFtUIyG9wW3CVe12T8fqqJmCy3EqH5I”] The former Zanu PF member said Mugabe had targeted Mrs Mujuru to advance the “fortunes” of his wife Grace.
There have also been reports that Mugabe is staging a personal attack against Mujuru to promote his own interest and that of his wife.
Mugabe has however denied such claims, saying ” my wife is not the power behind my throne”
The pair are also seeking that the court also strike down reforms that President Mugabe brought in at the party conference last December.
If successful, the president’s two former stalwarts would call for an extraordinary congress of the party where a new leader could be elected to replace Mugabe.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana