via Grace must be stopped – The Zimbabwean 22 October 2015
EDITOR – I have watched some of Grace Mugabe’s videos addressing Zanu (PF) gatherings, and have concluded that she is one of the most corrupt, if not the most corrupt, First Lady in the world.
Earlier this year I watched Grace Mugabe address a Women’s League meeting, where she told the women that while accompanying her husband on official trips overseas, she had managed to source vehicles for the League.
I thought to myself that if she wanted to assist Zimbabwean women, anything she gets while accompanying her husband on government business should benefit the people in general, not just one political party. After all, she goes on those visits at the expense of the tax payer, so why give only to Zanu (PF) structures?
The other shocking confession she made was when she told a rally in Zvimba that the items she had brought to donate to villagers were items that had been confiscated from vendors and from importers by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority. That was revolting to me. It was very cruel for her to buy votes by taking away the goods of innocent citizens trying to scratch an honest living.
And most recently, she has been dishing out tractors acquired through a loan facility from Brazil. It is still fresh in the minds of Zimbabwean tax payers how they have been made to pay for tractors dished out to Zanu (PF) and MDC-Ncube officials through the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s farm mechanisation programme. How do the same tax payers feel knowing too well that they may be forced to pay for these tractors in a few years’ time? Grace Mugabe and her husband, who has publicly said no one can stop her, are shameless indeed.
On one hand they condemn corruption, and speak about one-person one-farm policy, but everyone knows how many farms they have – isn’t that corruption? I was pleased to read on the internet of the intentions of the opposition parties to take Grace to the courts for abuse of the tractors from Brazil, and I encourage the parties to proceed without delay. In my opinion, the Zimra boss should also be taken to task to explain how goods confiscated from citizens ended up in Grace’s hands.
Grace and Mugabe must be stopped at all costs. – KENNEDY KAITANO, Mutare