state media | MDC Alliance presidential candidate Mr Nelson Chamisa and former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe have become strange bedfellows as they have entered into a pact that will see the latter getting the Vice President’s post in the event that the opposition party wins the July 30 elections.

Mrs Mugabe is reportedly the brains behind the National Patriotic Front (NPF) political project which has been dogged by leadership problems since its formation.

In an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Zimbabwe on Friday last week, NPF women’s league chairperson Mrs Sarah Mahoka let the cat out of the bag indicating that the fledgling political formation has decided to support Mr Chamisa in return for the Vice President’s post.

“Bato redu arikuritungamirira izvozvi iyezvino hatina president kuNPF. President wedu isusu ndi (Nelson) Chamisa. Chamisa ndiye achapinda pahupresident, isusu tinotora hudeputy,” said Mrs Mahoka.

“Isusu takatobatana neAlliance because tinoda kubvisa junta yakabvisa baba vaMugabe, vachiti baba vaMugabe vakura,” she added.

Spokesperson of the NPF faction that is presently being fronted by interim president Ms Eunice Sandi-Moyo – who took over after the recent purported ouster of Brigadier-General Ambrose Mutinhiri on June 8 – corroborated Mrs Mahoko’s position, saying the senior party member was speaking from an “informed position”.

“Cde Sarah Mahoka is a senior member of the party and she was speaking from an informed position. She was very accurate in her statement because it is a fact that our party is supporting Mr Nelson Chamisa to be President. That is definite,” said Mr Mawarire.

“She was also talking about the negotiations that we are having with the MDC Alliance where we have submitted our request that one of our members should be the Vice President.”