Mnangagwa God-given: Grace 

Mnangagwa God-given: Grace 

Source: Mnangagwa God-given: Grace | The Herald September 7, 2018

Grace Mugabe

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter
Former President Robert Mugabe yesterday implored the nation to rally behind President Mnangagwa, saying his election victory in the July 30 harmonised elections legitimised his leadership.

The remarks by the ex-president were buttressed by his wife, Grace, who said they would pray for President Mnangagwa as his leadership was God-given.

Mr Mugabe and his wife said this last night while addressing mourners gathered at their Blue Roof mansion to pay their condolences following the death of Mbuya Idah Marufu, mother to the former First Lady.

Mr Mugabe said it was time to put behind events of November last year in which he resigned just before the conclusion of his impeachment proceedings by Parliament.

He said people should work together for the good of the country.

“There was an election, Zanu-PF was represented by Emmerson Mnangagwa and (Nelson) Chamisa represented MDC-Alliance and results came out saying the person who won was Emmerson Mnangagwa and I said zvava mugwara zvino,” said Mr Mugabe.

“Hazvicharambika. Tavapachokwadi. Zvanezuro zvakanga zvakanganiswa zvakapfuudzwa neelection results.

“We have accepted the result and we hope that we will continue respecting the will of the people. The gun does not and should not lead politics,” he said.

“All of us are now duty-bound to rally behind the Government. But we say those who want to contest should be allowed to do so and after every five years, but we say for now the person who won is Mr Mnangagwa.”

Mr Mugabe said it was never his intention to install his wife as President. He reiterated that he wanted former Cabinet Minister, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, to take over from him at the 2017 Zanu-PF congress subject to endorsement by the party.

He said President Mnangagwa’s Government had returned to constitutionalism after the election.

Mr Mugabe said he preferred Dr Sekeramayi because he had entered into politics ahead of President Mnangagwa.

He said his wife was not qualified to be Head of State and Government since she had never assumed any Government office either as a Cabinet Minister or Member of Parliament and never wanted her to assume the presidency.

“Ambition yekuti aaa ndoda kuzova President aaa vakomana,” he said. “KohuPresident hwacho usina kumboita huMinister zvako, unenge waujambira sei, zvinotoda gwara, wanga uri Minister kanaMember of Parliament. Zvino mudzimai wangu haanakumboita zvese…hazvaitika, wandakanga ndaita recommend ndiSekeramayi, takange tatombotaura naThabo Mbeki ndichiti apinde.”

Former president Robert Mugabe and wife Grace at a funeral service for Mrs Mugabe’s mother Idah Marufu in Borrowdale, Harare, last night. — Picture by John Manzongo

Mr Mugabe hailed President Mnangagwa for Government support at the funeral wake for his mother-in-law.

Mrs Mugabe commended President Mnangagwa for his leadership, saying it was God-given and pledged to pray for him.

She said President Mnangagwa had chartered a new aircraft to fly her back to Harare from Singapore where she was receiving medical treatment to mourn her mother.

Mrs Mugabe said this demonstrated President Mnangagwa’s kindness.

Former President Robert Mugabe and wife Grace during a funeral service of the Mrs Mugabe’s mother in Borrowdale last night. Picture by John Manzongo

“We used to travel using commercial flights during our tenure as the First Family. That has changed,” she said. “President Mnangagwa charters a flight. It just takes us a phone call. It was a beautiful plane, a brand new Gulfstream 650 from Qatar.

“If I get rich I will buy such an aircraft. I have never boarded such a plane. The crew told me that I was the first person to board it. It is my dream plane. I felt comforted. VaMnangagwa comforted me. If it takes my mother’s death for us to restore our old friendship, then let it be.

“VaMnangagwa loves us. He knows we love him too. We pray for him because it is God’s will that he is President of the country. We pray that he be given the wisdom to lead the country.”

Mrs Mugabe said before leaving for Beijing, China last week, President Mnangagwa left a message assuring them that Government, through Vice President Constantine Chiwenga, would take care of their funeral expenses.

She dismissed media reports that they were placed under house arrest when Parliament instituted impeachment proceedings against Mr Mugabe in November last year.

COMMENTS

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    uku ndo kunonzi kupenga izozvi zvibhadara azvina mushonga and worse still no medication or beds then anopfungira mhunhu umwe chete aidka naye mari ipapo achita kumuwuraysa nekuti anota kuita mhurumhe kwaari sure anotumira plane kuti adzoke kumhusha for mhunhu atofa what about the millions who are living and suffering under your rule ngwena apa wakanya nemafirst days ekutonga sure kuriga mavoti nekuwastor mari vanhu vachitambura kudai 5 years zvichasvika tava papi ko nhai. pfungwa dzako dzinoshanda mushe here izvozvi salt kuita $5 a packet inonzwa sei

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    mnangagwa this proves that you are one of those sleeping around with grace shame upon you how can you waste the country’s funds on your girl friend like this have you fogortten what she wanted to do to you come on maan lets be responsible and reasoning

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    mawure anofara zwawo kuchengethwa nemari ye state vanhu vachitambura

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    KKKkkk. Ndege yakowoma. Kungokwidzwa ndege chete, nemunhu arikutorashanya zvake mari yenyika, asingazivi kuti mari yenyika inofanigwa kushanda chii, suddenly mai votopengereka nokupuruzvira munhu iyeye shuwa. Vakutohwi hee hee wakatumwa namwari kuzotungamira nyika. Zvino chimwe chaasina kutumwa kuzoita chii – we will not be surprised kana vakatanga kuti akatumwa namwari kuzoita murume wavo. Mai avo zvakawomera zvokwadi. Kuda zvinhu kwavo kunonyadzisa. Auxillia ngaatochenjera murume angatotogwa masikati machena chaiwo. Mai havadi kuvona pane zvinhu avo – kuita kunge vatanga kukwira ndenge nhasi. nxaaaa!!!!!

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    Notice Unruly 4 years ago

    Thank you for friendship restoration