via Dubious doctorate congratulations 8 October 2014 by Jera
From a quick glance at the local newspapers, it is clear that Grace’s political destiny has already been decided. The Sunday Mail, once a respected publication, was this week an amalgam of opinion pieces, most of them designed to further the interests of the first lady. Smack dab in the centre of the front page, Grace is photographed shaking hands with former RBZ Governor, Gideon Gono.
Of course we all know there are attempts by the Zanu (PF) politburo to fix up Gono with a top government position. Grace’s face is plastered all over the paper, as state enterprises elbow each other out of the way, in a bid to be first to congratulate her on her dubious doctorate. There is also an image of her with legendary newscaster, Godfrey Majonga, director of Danhiko Project. Grace’ hand is resting on the handle of Majonga’s motorised wheelchair.
He appears to be manoeuvring his mobility device, by way of a joystick, but the caption of the photograph says ‘First Lady assisting Majonga,’ which is really like saying that a fly on the windscreen of a lorry is somehow ‘helping the driver.’ The cruel irony is that every man and his dog know how Majonga sustained his disability. Yet those who may (or may not) have been responsible for his injury use him to score political points.