via Grace Mugabe on campaign trail – Nehanda Radio 1 October 2014 by Lloyd Mbiba
HARARE – First Lady Grace Mugabe is hitting the campaign trail tomorrow as she canvasses for support ahead of Zanu PF’s December elective congress.
Eunice Sandi-Moyo, the Zanu PF Women’s League deputy secretary, told the Daily News in a telephone interview yesterday that the first lady would hold her first rally in Chinhoyi.
“I can confirm that on 2 October, Amai Mugabe will be at Chinhoyi,” Sandi-Moyo said.
“As you know, we unanimously endorsed her to be the next leader of the (Women’s) League, so she is visiting our members in the province.”
Sandi-Moyo said she was not yet aware of the venue of the rally.
“As of now, I am not aware of the actual venue but what I know is that she will be in Chinhoyi,” she said.
A provincial Women League boss, who spoke to the Daily News on condition of anonymity, said she had not yet received official invitation, said the first lady will start her campaign in Mashonaland West and wrap up the tour in Harare.
“The campaign would start in Mashonaland West and we will tour the whole of Zimbabwe, I think we should end the campaign in Harare,” she said.
“Amai is going to meet comrades all over the country.
“It is important that the structures meet their new leader and gather what her vision is for the League and the party in general.”
The Zanu PF Women’s League in July unanimously recommended to President Robert Mugabe the appointment of his wife to the powerful position of secretary for the Women’s League at December elective congress.
The endorsement was made following her 49th birthday party held at her farm in Mazowe. She won a ringing endorsement from the country’s 10 provinces.
Outgoing Women’s League boss, Oppah Muchinguri said when the late first lady Sally Mugabe led the Women’s League, factionalism was kept in check, and called on Grace to step into the post.
The Zanu PF Youth League followed suit and endorsed Grace in August.
At a huge gathering held at her Mazowe Children’s Home, leaders of the Youth League from all the 10 provinces registered their support and solidarity with Grace.
Not to be left out were traditional chiefs who paid a visit to Mazowe and also endorsed her. Daily News