Grace #mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker?

via Grace Mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker? | News24 2014-04-07

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is reportedly emerging as a powerful political force within the ruling Zanu-PF party as she fights “to ensure that the interests of the first family are secured” when Mugabe eventually leaves office.

According to The Standard, a senior Zanu-PF official said the first lady became interested in the country’s politics after it emerged that a section within the ruling party was pushing for Mugabe, 90, to quit before his five-year term of office expired in 2018.

The report said although the first lady was not interested in any position within the party, some of bigwigs within Zanu-PF were “now abandoning their factions to rally behind her”.

‘Chaos’ and ‘fissures’

The Zanu-PF official was quoted as saying Grace’s influence had seen Mugabe failing to implement certain decisions agreed by the party.

The official said indications were that whoever eventually succeeded Mugabe would need to have the blessing of the First Lady.

This comes amid what has been described in the media as “chaos” and “fissures” within the Zanu-PF, as different factions position themselves for the eventual succession of the veteran leader.

There are two main camps dividing the Zanu-PF party. One faction is linked to Vice President Joice Mujuru and another is reportedly led by Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe, who turned 90 in February, has been in power since the country’s independence in 1980.

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22 comments on “Grace #mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker?
  1. thembani says:

    DisGrace is now the King maker? Surely ZANU is run out of leadership options.What attributes does she have to become a leader besides looting, promiscuity and shopping?She is an embarrassment.

  2. Nhakairo says:

    If this is true, then Gideon Gono is on his way up!!!

  3. DW says:

    Disgrace only has a short time left to enjoy her stolen farms and wealth and shopping because it will be taken away shortly!

  4. Lindy Lou says:

    She wants her moronic son Robert Junior (ha ha) to take over the dynasty. Do any of the Mugabe kids look like him? Bona looks like her mother but the other two,well,Peter Pamire comes to mind.

  5. The Mind Boggles says:

    Only God can help Zimbabwe now

  6. Murimi Wanhasi says:

    Leave Grace alone pliz.One minute u r insuinating she is only good for shopping,the next she is a dynamic king maker.

    • NBS says:

      The only first lady we have ever had since 1980 is Sally. This one is a disgrace

    • Parangeta says:

      King Maker! there is no King apparent in ZPF,
      only filthy, dirty, urine stained, feces licking
      M’Garbage supporters.

      Without this old fart M’Garbage, dis-Grace, Mnanagwa
      and fatso Mujuru are all history!

      They will be imprisoned!

  7. The Zanu pf circus continues.

  8. Murimi Wanhasi says:

    @Doc.Its just the wishful thinkin of Harvest house journalists
    @NBS. Grace is our First Lady,u cant wish that away.Its not like Liz,or is it Locardia,no its that nyathi girl,no its…..

    • NBS says:

      Sorry Murimi-I do not agree. I KNOW the election was hugely manipulated. And she is NO lady! No first lady kicks old people and poor people off their land and out of their homes. Sorry. Just cannot agree!

    • Parangeta says:

      dis-Grace is NOT our first lady, maybe YOURS!
      She’s a filthy, whore-mongering, adulterating
      piece of shyte!

      She and her filthy husband should be banished to Hades!

  9. I personally think that this is the moment of confusion in the country. This now looks like a Ship just sailing and hoping to see where it ends up. The going ons in the ruling party and the opposition are not at all helping. Stories are coming out about corruption, back stabbing and exposure. No one is doing anything about it. There is a deafening silence from those that are supposed to be handling the law and order side. All different stories are coming out that nobody knows who’s telling the truth or not. Factions and splits among the major players are the order of the day.Whilst all this is happening, in another part of the country others are trying to come to terms with the effects of the floods, and are trying to get their lives back together. One thing the Politicians across the divide should know is that at some point they shall face the wrath of the POVO. It is only a matter of time.

  10. Mixed Race says:

    Some of these nonsensical news are not worth commenting because its written by journalists who have no valuable news to give the public.

    • Murimi Wanhasi says:

      @Mixed Race,u figured it out.
      The true kingmaker is in the shadows,and its a full time occupation,for someone who has to put curves in a brick wall and ensure that hyenas accept lions as their kings.

  11. @Mixed Race too true. The problem is that you end up not being able to have useful debates or comments because on the next page you might find out it was an exaggeration or a lie. The Bennett story comes to mind.

  12. Brian says:

    Grace, you adulterer, marriage breaker. A son who bludges on miners’ wages. A senile husband. An economy in ruins. Happy? If not, try shopping with the wages of the poor! You are famous for being such a manipulative, corrupt and disgusting human being. You join a long list which history will portray as the scum of the earth.

  13. Tongoona says:

    Grace becoming a politician! The end of ZANU PF is nigh. True opposition parties prepare for takeover.

  14. jongwe says:

    I told you months ago the next president will be a Mugarbage. dis-grace may have to step up to the plate whilst the youngsters get to know the ropes but rest assured as the old dictator said ‘Zimbabwe is mine’

  15. John Thomas says:

    Grace is nobody. She will not be a kingmaker. Her businesses will go bankrupt as soon as her husband is out of office. She will return to the poverty and obscurity that is her birthright.

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